Grant and Scholarship Opportunities at MCF

At MCF, we award grants and scholarships with the goal of supporting a healthy, thriving community. As we work to create positive and meaningful change in Mathews, we have identified four focus areas based on the results we hope to achieve.

We are proud to be a place where people can come together to create positive change for our community. It's through the generosity and thought leadership of our partners that we are able to develop innovative ideas and advance promising solutions. As an affiliate of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, we are part of the largest community foundation in Virginia and the third-largest in the southeast — giving us the potential to do even greater good.

Are you working in one of our areas of interest? Are you a student looking to advance your educational goals? If so, we invite you to take a look at our grantmaking and scholarship application criteria. Let's make a change together.

Apply for a Grant

Our community grants program is supported by unrestricted and field of interest funds created by donors who had the foresight to ensure that MCF would have the flexibility to meet the changing needs of our region over time. Each year, MCF makes grants that advance our goals of cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, educational success, and health and wellness.

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Apply for a Scholarship

Our scholarship database offers financial awards for qualified high school seniors in Mathews. These opportunities are part of a larger scholarship program administered by our parent organization, the Community Foundation in Richmond. For best results, search by school.

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Lincoln Boykin
Director of Affiliate Foundations
(804) 436-1600

YMCA Swim Camp

The Mathews Y 2022 Swim Camp was funded in part by a grant from the Mathews Community Foundation.

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