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To address gaps in services for Hampton Roads, three leading corporations headquartered in Newport News, VA—Newport News Shipbuilding, Ferguson, and BayPort Credit Union – have partnered to fund a $500,000, 3-year transformation grant. The inaugural year’s focus will be on Education and Workforce Development.

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Committed to the well-being of Hampton Roads.

Recognizing each other’s unwavering commitment to the community, the 2022 ACT Grant is an extension of the companies’ existing charitable giving.

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Education & Workforce Development

2022

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Emergency Assistance

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Hardship & Hunger

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Housing & Family Health and Wellness

Calling all local nonprofits ready to make a bigger difference!

The ACT Grant will be awarded to an eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located within Hampton Roads. Subject to the Contributions Committee’s annual review of the nonprofit’s demonstrated effectiveness, the recipient will receive a step-down grant in the following yearly payments.

  • Year 1: $250,000
  • Year 2: $175,000
  • Year 3: $75,000

Contributions Committee Lead Participants

Gary Artybridge, Jr.
Gary Artybridge, Jr.

Manager, Corporate Citizenship
& Education Outreach,
Newport News Shipbuilding

Melissa Hazelwood
Melissa Hazelwood

Director of Social Impact,
Ferguson Cares

Nancy Porter
Nancy Porter

Vice President Marketing,
BayPort Credit Union & Executive Director, BayPort Foundation

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We're on a mission. Tell us about yours.

ACT Grant applicants must submit the following by October 31, 2022.

  • Funds are intended to support a new project
  • Clearly define objectives
  • Demonstrate community need
  • Project plan and 3-year budget
  • Identify the target population
  • Locality breakdown and demographic analysis
  • Impact of failing to implement the program
  • Metrics to track, evaluate, and judge effectiveness
  • Anticipated outcomes of the program
  • Sustainability plan on how the project will survive

The following types of organizations will not be able to apply for a grant under this program:

  • Churches and organizations with a primarily religious purpose; however, organizations with a religious background, whose program benefits the greater good of the community, may apply for consideration, specifically for a non-sectarian program that has neither religious components nor eligibility requirements.
  • Political or propaganda organizations
  • Civic clubs & community/neighborhood organizations
  • Organizations that solely support an individual
  • Organizations will not be eligible if it is the subject of ethical uncertainty or if it places demographic restrictions on the type of persons it serves.
  • Organizations whose programs discriminate based on race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law shall be ineligible.

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