The Wellspring Foundation of Southwest Virginia (the “Foundation”), a non-stock 501(c)(3) private foundation, was created from the sale of the Foundation’s minority ownership interest of Johnston Memorial Hospital in 2021.
The Foundation currently has an 11-member board of directors who are community leaders from the Foundation’s service area of Washington, Grayson, Russell and Smyth counties in Virginia. Board members serve without compensation.
The sale of the Foundation’s minority interest created the funds which generate earnings from investment. These earnings provide grant resources to eligible not-for-profit organizations that operate to the benefit of the Virginia counties of Washington, Grayson, Russell and Smyth.
Qualified applicants may apply for grants for new programs, current programs, or establishing or investigating new services. Grants will not be awarded if the Foundation Grant Application and other requested information described in the guidelines are not provided.
The Foundation utilizes an online grant management software that is linked on our website. Applicants will be required to create a free account in order to access and complete the Grant Application. All communication regarding the Grant Application will be completed through the grant management software.
Verbal or written letters of request or other inquiries cannot be considered as, or substituted for, a formal Grant Application. Complete applications must be submitted by the close of business (4:30 p.m.) on either February 15 to be considered for the first grant cycle or July 15 to be considered for the second grant cycle.