Norfolk Southern Grant Opportunity

Norfolk Southern Hampton Roads Community Fund Grant

Norfolk Southern has been a long-standing supporter of the Hampton Roads nonprofit
community. While it has transitioned its corporate headquarters to Atlanta, the company
is committed to the Hampton Roads community and engaging with nonprofit
organizations in the region. Norfolk Southern and the Hampton Roads Community
Foundation will be distributing $1 million each year over five years through the Norfolk
Southern Hampton Roads Community Fund to nonprofits working to make life better in
the region. We are pleased to announce the guidelines for this second year of the

Grantmaking Priorities

Grant applications should explain how your organization addresses one or more of the following priority impact areas:

  • Education and Workforce Development
    • Preventing middle- and high-school students from dropping out of school
    • Engaging youth in successfully transitioning from high school into
      collegiate education or career-based certificate programs
    • Creating pathways to employment for adults with barriers to self-sufficiency
  • Enriching the Community
    • Providing support for organizations addressing food insecurity
    • Improving access to mental-health support
    • Preventing and ending homelessness and housing instability
    • Enhancing equity and inclusion by accelerating the advancement of historically underrepresented groups and people
    • Enriching the human experience through arts and culture
    • Improving public health and safety
  • Sustainability
    • Restoring and protecting the region’s land, forests, and natural waterways
    • Improving the region’s ability to adapt to the impacts of sea-level rise

We strongly encourage organizations that are led by and serve historically underrepresented groups and communities to apply.

The deadline is Aug. 23, 2023.

Grant Information Sessions

Information sessions will be virtual and are optional.

How to Apply

First, read the full RFP here.

Then, apply here.

View a sample application here.