The Fairfield Foundation is one of 12 inaugural recipients to receive a grant from the Virginia Museum History & Culture’s Commonwealth History Fund. Fairfield’s grant is in the amount of $25,000.
The Commonwealth History Fund is made possible by donations from Dominion Energy and is administered in partnership with Virginia’s Department of Historic Resources. It was established to provide grants annually to history organizations and projects across Virginia.
Key selection criteria include: the significance of the project or resource as well as its impact on its community and the commonwealth; the emphasis of the project on historically underrepresented topics and communities; as well as the need for funding and the urgency of the project. This year, $402,500 was awarded to 12 organizations, and the VMHC plans to give nearly $2 million over the first five years.
“Through this amazing opportunity, we will be able to give back to our communities by implementing a project th...
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