How to apply

Charitable Grants

The S. Mason and Lula P. Cole Charitable Trust provides grants to non-profit (501c3) organizations that serve the residents of the Northern Neck region of Virginia. ​The Cole Charitable Trust accepts applications until November 20th of each year.

Grant Application Checklist

Please make sure the following items are included in your submission:

  • Letter of request outlining your organization’s current needs
  • Annual budget statement
  • IRS letter verifying 501(c)3 tax status

Email the completed package to:


Mail the completed package to:

The Cole Charitable Trust
c/o Chesapeake Wealth Management
P.O. Box 1419
Kilmarnock, VA 22482

Please call 804-435-3652 if you have any questions.

John M. Sadler, Gregory V. Powell, Raymond L. Britt, Jr., and Jean H. Light serve on the Grants Committee of the Cole Charitable Trust.