2019-2020 Grant Application Now Available!

All applications and supplemental materials due June 15, 2019.

Local nonprofits get a little help doing a lot of good thanks to the Millers Foundation.

Millers and the Millers Foundation are committed to developing relationships and programs that support the local community. Many of the charities that receive contributions from the Foundation are well known to Millers customers and employees; others are grass-roots groups who are meeting an unmet need. Regardless, everyone knows that these efforts benefit people right here in Hampton Roads.


The Millers Foundation works to identify and support organizations that really make a difference. The 2018-2019 Foundation grants went to:

Chesapeake Care: equipment for Chesapeake Care’s dental clinic which cares for low income individuals in Chesapeake.

Clever Communities in Action—Razor Sharp Readers: a literacy program for boys through local barbershops and provides books that offer positive cultural messages.

Lee’s Friends: nutritional program provides specialized diets essential to survivors of head and neck cancers.

Life Enrichment Center: computer equipment for literacy tutoring at Norview Elementary’s Literacy and Technology lab.

Norfolk CASA: funding for the volunteer coordinator position which provides Court Appointed Special Advocates for over 150 children in Norfolk’s court and foster care systems.

Park Place Dental Clinic: offers full range of dental care to Norfolk residents on a sliding scale, helping the underserved members of our community.

Promethean Group: seed money to start a mobile health clinic to engage volunteer and student medical staff to target health needs of homeless residents.

St. Mary’s Home: purchase of a stander and bars that allow children and young adults with disabilities to gain physical therapy benefits from attaining a standing position.

Teens with Purpose: Safe Creative Space Youth Internship Program will engage teens in creating community gardens to develop leadership and business skills.

The Muse Writers Center: creative writing instruction and readings to residents of senior living facilities.

Virginia Peninsula Food Bank– Culinary Training Program: prepares people for stable careers in the food and hospitality industry and reduces hunger by providing prepared foods to local childcare and education programs.

Western Tidewater Free Clinic: assist patients with transportation costs for women needing mammograms and provide supplies necessary for diabetic testing.

We are honored to have served many other organizations and individuals since 2004, including:

  • Camp “Gunnawannagoagain” F.A.C.T.
  • An Achievable Dream
  • Edmarc Hospice
  • Chrysler Museum of Art
  • Imagination Stage
  • Samaritan House
  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • The Hurrah Players
  • The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
  • Equi-Kids Therepeutic Riding Program (and Equi-Vets Programming)
  • St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
  • Virginia Arts Festival
  • Sterlitz Early Childhood Center
  • Junior Achievement of Hampton Roads
  • Lee’s Friends
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy
  • Duck United Methodist Church
  • ForKids, Inc
  • The Muse Writers Workshop
  • Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads
  • Armed Services Arts Partnership Comedy Bootcamp
  • YWCA GED and job skills training
  • The Children’s Center
  • REACH: Reading Enriches All CHildren
  • Dream Catchers equine therapy
  • Newport News Police Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters

    Delivering food to The Foodbank after a successful Food Drive!

    Delivering food to The Foodbank after a successful Food Drive!

    See our Guidelines and Application in the sidebar for more information on applying for a grant.  Our grants are awarded annually in August.  The deadline for applications is June 15th.

Grant Requests

The Foundation awards a variety of grants to organizations annually. We look forward to hearing about your cause!

Please review our Guidelines
before submitting your grant request. It will first be reviewed based on its relevance to this important document.

You must complete an application for each grant request to be considered. Feel free to include any printed or published materials with your completed application. Postmark must be dated on or before June 15th.

**Please note that you will be able to submit your application online starting April 15. The questions will be the same as the application linked here, however, you will not need to mail in your submission**

To Apply Click Here

Decisions are made annually in July & August by the Miller Oil Foundation board of directors, and all decisions are final. Checks are awarded in August. You will be notified by mail of your award or refusal. All organizations are welcome to reapply annually.

Mail supplements for your online registration to:

Miller Oil Foundation
1000 E City Hall Ave
Norfolk, VA 23504
Enclosed: Grant Applications

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