Grants available for local career seekers, entrepreneurs

Photo Credit: Richmond Community Foundation.

Community members looking to enter a job training program, start a business or obtain a degree can obtain some financial assistance from the Fouché Foundation Fund, which is managed by the Richmond Community Foundation.

The foundation is granting awards ranging from $250 to $1000 that will be given directly to the training school, program, college, or 501(C)(3) business.

Grants are awarded during the last phase of training, schooling, or after one year in business. They are based on a resident’s “application demonstrating their determination to fulfill their vocational vision,” officials said.

The application deadline is Oct. 2 no later than 5 p.m. Application and guidelines can be accessed here.


  1. Those who have their act together and the right mental attitude will put even a single dollar to good use. The problem in Richmond is that well meaning but flawed welfare programs has instilled an attitude of “what is someone else going to do to help me” into too many people. It is a shame because most Americans previously had the work ethic and industrious lifestyle that you see in most immigrant people coming into our country with nothing today.