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The mission of The PB&J Fund is to support programs within the community that empower children and/or families through culinary and nutritional education and help improve access to affordable, healthful food for under-resourced community members. The Fund envisions moving our local and global community towards food sovereignty. 

The PB&J Fund values: 

Respect: appreciating the differences and assets of all people, communities, and cultures; 

Learning: fostering an enjoyment of eating healthfully; 

Caring: Ensuring a seat at our table where bellies are filled with nutritious and delicious food; 

Collaboration: Improving our community’s resources through partnership. 

Please refer to the application guidelines for additional information. 

Eligibility: The PB&J Fund will focus on proposals affecting populations living within the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County; however, it will consider proposals that also reach outlying counties. Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization, governmental or religious entity, or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization. Organizations may only submit one application, unless the organization is a public school. All eligible organizations are welcome to apply regardless of if they have previously received funding from the Community Foundation.  

How to Apply: Application opens on August 14, 2023. Please apply through the Grants Portal. 

Deadline: September 29, 2023 at 11:59PM EST

Award Size: PB&J Fund awards will be one-time, unrestricted awards of up to $25,000 to be used over the period of one year or multi- year, unrestricted awards up to two years ($50,000 total) within the funding commitment set forth by the grantors. Our goal through this grant program is to support the mission of The PB&J Fund grant program. 

Decision: Anticipated by December 8, 2023

Application Support: We strive for inclusivity and accessibility. If you are having difficulty imagining how your organizations’ work fits into this goal, our team is available to guide you through the process.  

For questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Chaquita Venable, Donor Relations Manager.

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