The Suffolk Foundation is devoted to providing charitable grants to benefit the people of the city of Suffolk, Virginia, and its surrounding area. Our mission is to help maintain and improve health, education, arts, culture and humanities, public and social benefits, human needs and services, environmental and animal welfare, and programs for youth and the elderly in the city of Suffolk and its vicinity. As a community foundation, we focus primarily on Long Island. Our competitive grants support projects that make a difference in the lives of all Long Islanders. In order to grant grants that make a difference, it is essential to have a good understanding of the problems that are being tried to solve, the methods that others have used and how they have fared, as well as the capabilities of the organization that proposes a program.
The Suffolk County Consortium continues to work with nonprofit agencies to provide housing and support services for the homeless to implement programs that address the need for emergency shelter. The emergency solutions grant allows the county to provide direct funding to nonprofit organizations to help with the operation of emergency shelters. Organizations that are exempt from paying taxes under 501 (c) (Internal Revenue Code) in Suffolk, Virginia, and surrounding communities can apply for a grant. Charities and community groups can apply for grants (between 500 and 1000 pounds sterling) for projects related to the natural and artificial environment and heritage in Suffolk through Alfred Williams Charitable Trust. West Suffolk Greener Business Grant provides funding to local businesses and organizations to reduce their energy consumption.
The Suffolk County Community Development Office uses grant funds for emergency solutions to help with a homeless prevention program. The Suffolk and Essex Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) annual grant program allows more than 110,000 pounds sterling to community projects in Essex and Suffolk. Solar energy for West Suffolk businesses is a program managed by the West Suffolk City Council that provides and installs solar panels on your company's roof for free. East Suffolk Nature First small grant program provides funding to voluntary and community groups to help promote biodiversity in East Suffolk. The Suffolk Community Contribution Fund for Climate Action helps charities, community interest businesses, parish councils, volunteer groups, and other non-profit organizations carry out community carbon reduction projects. SUEZ Communities Trust provides funding to non-profit organizations to carry out work that meets the LCF requirements in Suffolk and elsewhere.
For advice and support on external funding opportunities in Suffolk, which cover a range of different sectors and activities, visit the Suffolk County Council webpage to download the VCSE biweekly grant alert. If you are looking for grants available for voluntary organizations in Suffolk County, there are many options available. From grants provided by The Suffolk Foundation to those offered by Alfred Williams Charitable Trust or West Suffolk Greener Business Grant, there are plenty of opportunities available for non-profit organizations in this area. Additionally, there are also grants available from SUEZ Communities Trust or East Suffolk Nature First small grant program.