Is your organization interested in creating a rain garden, planting trees, installing rain barrels, or capturing the rain on your land in another way? Twice a year the City of Norfolk awards up to $2500 to neighborhood organizations or other nonprofits to support Retain Your Rain projects.
Past recipients can also apply for supplemental grant funding for the maintenance or advancement of their original project.
Apply January 1st- March 1st
Grant is awarded by April 1st
Apply July 1st- September 1st
Grant is awarded by October 1st
Who can apply?
Any Norfolk civic league or neighborhood association that is a state legal entity with nonprofit status
Organizations that do not have nonprofit status (businesses, schools, churches, etc) that apply in collaboration with a nonprofit
Must provide documentation to prove nonprofit status of organization
Must agree to hold a volunteer event prior to completion of project installation
Organizations selected for grant funding must submit a W-9
We encourage all who are interested to apply! If you have questions about eligibility requirements, or need input on your project idea, please contact us at (757) 441-2602 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If your organization does not fit the eligibility requirement but you have a potential project, please contact us and we will connect you to an appropriate partner.