About the Foundation

The Emily S. and Coleman A. Hunter Charitable Trust was established to provide funding to tax-exempt organizations that focus their programs on residents of the Commonwealth of Virginia.


Funding Priorities:

Some areas of focus are:

  • Charitable healthcare organizations and hospitals in the Richmond metropolitan area
  • Nonprofit educational organizations (including preparatory schools, colleges and universities) located in Virginia
  • Other charitable organizations meeting the requirements of the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3)

Geographic Focus:
The Trust has generally restricted its funding to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Types of Support:

  • Program Support
  • Project Support
  • Operating Support

Eligibility Requirements:
The Trustee will consider all qualified applications received from organizations that are exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3). If you are a 509 (a)(3) Supporting Organization, please be prepared to provide additional information. Grants are not made to support individuals.

Grant Cycle and Deadline Information:
Applications must be received by August 31st. Organizations selected to receive funding will be notified by February of the following year.

Grant proposals are evaluated on the basis of a demonstrated need for the project; clearly stated objectives and a well-developed plan for achieving them; evidence of the organization’s ability to manage, fund and sustain the project; and appropriateness to the interests of the Trust.

Recipients of grants are expected to submit a report on the expenditure of the funds and an evaluation of the project.

Grant Range:
The average grant size is between $5,000 to $25,000.