Our greatest happiness does not depend on the condition of life in which chance has placed us, but is always the result of a good conscience, good health,
occupation, and freedom in all just pursuits.
–Thomas Jefferson, Founder of The University of Virginia
The Virginia Club of New York’s grants are intended to invest in institutions that embody and encompass values consistent with its mission: “to create and maintain a strong connection between the University of Virginia and its students, alumni, and their families and friends in the tri-state region.”
Through its grants, the Club seeks to make charitable investments that support organizations that impact the University of Virginia and New York City communities and align with the mission of the Virginia Club of New York. Applicants are evaluated on five criteria: mission alignment with the Virginia Club, impact on UVA, impact on NYC community, impact on Virginia Club, and impact on applying organization. This year, preference will be given to applicants who assist members of our community who have directly been affected by COVID-19 or those who address issues of racial justice and education in our community.
Past recipients include: the Blue Ridge Scholarship, Change for Kids, the College Foundation of the University of Virginia (for the Kenneth G. Elzinga Professorship), the Fralin Museum of Art Student Docent Program, the Fresh Air Fund, the Glen D. Kirwin 9/11 Scholarship, HackCville, Harlem Lacrosse and Leadership, the Jefferson Scholars Foundation, and University Soup Kitchen.
Please direct all questions and inquiries to our Executive Director Lydia McVeigh at firstname.lastname@example.org.