Staunton is brimming with inventive and creative entrepreneurs and dedicated non-profit organizations who serve the community. The BRIGHT IDEA INNOVATION GRANTS are a celebration of our local entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations and the transformative impact that one small idea can have on our community or business efforts.
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BRIGHT IDEA EXCHANGE
BRIGHT IDEA SUBMISSION
BRIGHT IDEA AWARDS
The BRIGHT IDEA INNOVATION GRANTS are funded and the program supported by a partnership including the Virginia Main Street Downtown Improvement Grant, the Staunton Downtown Development Association (SDDA), the Staunton Department of Economic Development (SDED), the Community Foundation of the Central Blue (CFBR), and the Staunton Creative Community Fund (SCCF). Participants will compete for one of two $5,000 grants; one will be awarded to an existing Downtown or Newtown business and one will be awarded to a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that serves those districts. The grant funds must be dedicated for the purposes described in the BRIGHT IDEA Concept Plan and the project implemented on or before April 1, 2015. The BRIGHT IDEA partners make no representation regarding tax consequences of the grants, and grant recipients are responsible for determining their own tax consequences, if any, upon receipt of the grant.