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

CONNECT Covers BayPort’s ACT Grant

WAVY TV-10 Covers ACT Check Presentation

wavy-13-news Accelerating Change Together (ACT) Grant makes the local news! 14 months ago BayPort was recently featured on WAVY-TV 10 and 13News Now – WVEC to share the news about the $500,000 Accelerating Change Together (ACT) Grant. Watch your favorite CEO, Jim Me...
act-sponsors Three Leading Newport News Corporations Launch $500,000 Accelerating Change Together Grant 15 months ago To address gaps in services for Hampton Roads communities, three leading corporations headquartered in Newport News, Virginia – HII, Ferguson, and BayPort Credit Union – have par...
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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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$500,000 ACT Grant to fund Virginia Beach City Public Schools renewable energy technologies program.

The inaugural year’s shared focus on Education & Workforce Development will support the Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS) addition of a new two-year, half-day Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Renewable Energy Technologies program. Read the full press release

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.

Deadline to submit ACT Grant applications closed on 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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