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Mr. Frank Sanders had a vision of care for seniors resulting in the establishment of the Francis N. Sanders Nursing Home in 1962 in Gloucester, Virginia. Over the years, Sanders grew from a 59 bed nursing home to a continuing care retirement community. In 1984, Sanders’ Common, LTD opened with 12 apartments for independent living and the Assisted Living Facility welcomed 25 additional residents in 1999.

In 2003, the Sanders Board of Directors determined that to meet the ever growing needs of seniors, Riverside Healthcare Association, Inc. was better equipped to meet the complexities of operating Sanders Continuing Care Community. After the transfer, the Board established the Sanders Foundation Fund through The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia.

The Sanders Foundation Fund continues Mr. Sanders’ vision with a special interest in assisting programs and projects that address the needs and care of seniors in Gloucester, Mathews and Virginia’s Middle Peninsula. It also from time to time considers other worthy community projects. While grants are not limited, most are $5,000 or less with increased funding consideration for special projects.  

2017 Sanders Foundation Fund Advisory Committee
Peter Worthington, President
Dr. Gaylord Ray, Vice-President
Anne Marshall, Secretary
Dr. Bob Davis
Dr. James Dudley
Bob Marble
Charlotte Martin
Bobby Ray
Kirby Smith

Eligibility

  • Proposals are accepted from 501(c)(3) charitable organizations serving Gloucester, Mathews and the Middle Peninsula.
  • To be considered, organizations must have a complete and updated portrait on GiveGloucester.org. Exceptions include churches, public schools and government agencies. For details, contact Give Coordinator Phil Giaramita.
  • All proposals must be submitted online by the stated deadline.

Grant Priorities

The Sanders Foundation Fund continues Mr. Sanders’ vision with a special interest in assisting programs and projects that address the needs and care of seniors in the Middle Peninsula. It also from time to time may consider other worthy community projects.

Grant Amount

While grants are not limited,  awards are typically $5,000 or less with increased funding consideration for special projects.

Timeline

Grant applications are due by April 30 at 4:30pm. If this deadline falls on a weekend, it is pushed to the following Monday.

2017 Deadline: Monday, May 1, 2017 by 4:30pm

Grant announcements are typically made in June.

How to Apply Online

All grant requests are submitted through an online grants system. Paper copies or emailed files will not be accepted.

If you have applied to the foundation in the past, please enter your email address and password to access your account and begin the application.  If not, please click on "Create New Account."

If you have any questions about the online application process, please contact Leslie Franklin.

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