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The Carolyn Lackey Trust


The Carolyn Lackey Trust is administered by St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.  The fund provides yearly grants to assist the needy with an emphasis on programs for youth and the homeless, whether locally or overseas.  Ms. Lackey’s stated intentions specified the outreach ministry at LINK, PORT and the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula. The Lackey steering group, which reviews grant applications, is guided by the principle that “Our money follows our people out into the world.

Grant applications are accepted in the fall of each year. Click here for the application form.

Applications for Lackey Outreach Fund Grants are now being accepted
Parishioners may nominate organizations for funding via this application. The application can be completed by someone from the organization, or a parishioner may complete it on behalf of an organization with which they are involved. Organizations that have received a grant from the Lackey Fund in the past must also reapply. (Application is a fillable PDF - you can save the file to your computer, complete it, save your changes, then return the application via email. You may also print it out and complete it manually) Applications should be returned to the St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 45 Main Street, ATTN: Diana Skelton, Newport News, VA 23601, or via email to dskelton3@cox.net. The deadline for applications is the last Friday in November. A committee will review all applications based on the guiding principle that “the money follows our people”; in other words, top priority will be given to organizations in which parishioners are actively involved. The Outreach Team appreciates your support in getting the word out to those organizations already receiving Lackey Funds and any new organization you would like us to consider.

Eligible Applicants
Any non-profit or religious-based organization located within the Hampton Roads community (Peninsula and Southside). 

Grant Amounts
Awards could be as much as $2000, depending on the amount of money available to disburse and the number of organizations determined successful applicants.

Award Criteria
Applications will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Applicant organization’s work focuses on the local community in some way, or if the organization’s focus is global and not local, its origins or roots connect to the local area in some tangible way.
  • Preference may be given to those organizations whose missions emphasize outreach to youth and the homeless.
  • Preference will be given to projects that describe how the grant money will “live on” for the organization and in the community versus projects where this grant’s impact will be short-lived and less enduring.
Last Published: October 18, 2021 11:23 AM