Grant Funding & Eligibility

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The Genworth Foundation is dedicated to investing in organizations that are helping to strengthen the communities where we live and work. Non-profits interested in applying should carefully review the following grant criteria and eligibility requirements to ensure their grant request aligns with our goals and objectives. 

Throughout this process, we hope to make the best use of the organization’s limited time and resources. 

2015 Genworth Grant Applications

Spring Application Deadline - April 24, 2015
Fall Application Deadline - October 23, 2015

For first time users or those organizations who have not previously received a grant award, please submit a letter of intent.

For Grant Invites,please use the following links to login with your invitation code:

Program Support Grant Application 
Capacity Building Grant Application 

General Criteria for Evaluation

General criteria for evaluation include, but are not limited to:

  • Demonstrated need/opportunity for proposed project
  • Organization history and leadership capability
  • Track record of implementing effective programs
  • Financial position and sources of income
  • Ability to generate sustainable, measurable outcomes
  • Willingness to partner and collaborate with others
  • Overall strength and clarity of the proposal and supporting documents

Geographic Area for Consideration

Our grant contributions are directed to the following areas, given our employee bases in those locations.

  • United States
    • Richmond, VA (including Henrico, Chesterfield, and Hanover counties)
    • Lynchburg, VA (including Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, and Campbell counties)
    • Raleigh, NC (including Wake and Durham counties)
    • Stamford, CT
    • San Rafael, CA
    • Waltham, MA
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Europe

Specific Focus Area Criteria

The Genworth Foundation focuses on education of underserved youth, supporting seniors and basic needs. Within each of these focus areas, we fund programs that target specific outcomes. These criteria and outcomes include: 

  • Education of Underserved Youth - Help strengthen student performance and build life skills for underserved youth
    • Quality In School and Out of School Time – Support expanded learning opportunities focused on academic enrichment and life skills
    • Financial Education – Equip students with the economic knowledge and financial skills they need to thrive in our global economy, with a focus on teacher training and hands-on learning
    • Systems Improvement – Focus on long-term solutions for schools and school systems
  • Supporting Seniors - Enrich the lives of older adults
    • Provide access to information and resources on health and aging
    • Support respite and family caregivers
    • Provide education and awareness for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease
    • Enable independent living
  • Basic Needs - Be responsive and flexible to local and international needs that have relevance for our
    businesses and associates
    • Invest in the safety net services through temporary support of food, shelter and clothing
    • Invest in long-term sustainable solutions for families in vulnerable positions
    • Invest in key partnerships to help prevent foreclosures and provide counseling to help low-income homeowners stay in their homes

Additional Eligibility Requirements

All applicants must be a nonprofit, charitable organization tax-exempt under section 501(c)3 of the US Internal Revenue Code. 

  • Political, labor, fraternal/social organizations or civic clubs
  • Religious organizations for sectarian or evangelic purposes
  • Third parties seeking donations on behalf of nonprofit organizations
  • Sports, athletic, recreational or little leagues
  • Grant to individuals
  • Advertising activities
  • Development or production of books, films, videos, radio or TV programs
  • Private foundations (corporate or family)
  • Endowments or memorials

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