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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.”

Lackey Fund Distributions for 2020

The Lackey Fund Committee has approved and awarded the following distributions for 2020 in the amount of $23,000: Newsome Bailey $1,500; Holy Cross Anglican School $3,100; THRIVE Peninsula $2,000; Soundscapes $1,500; Smart Beginnings $1,800; Self Protection Awareness $1,500; Youth Volunteer Corps $2,000; Grove Christian Outreach $2,000;  HELP $1,500; Indian View Baptist Church $1,000; Families in Transition $1,000.

Grant applications are accepted in the fall of each year. Check back for 2021 application information and form.

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: January 25, 2021 8:24 AM