Nine local nonprofits will get a little help doing a lot of good this year thanks to the Millers Foundation grant program.

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. This year the Foundation awarded grants to:


Dream Catchers                                                           $2,000

A therapeutic riding program for children and adults with disabilities, Dream Catchers will use the grant to provide scholarships to participants.


Edmarc Hospice                                                          $7,000

With this grant, the Miller Oil Foundation continues its support of Camp MAGIC, a unique camp experience to help families and children cope with grief. The weekend-long camp supports those involved with pediatric hospice care.


For Kids                                                                      $5,000

For Kids will use this grant to fund childcare and early childhood education services for parents seeking employment. This program also improves school readiness for children living in poverty or without homes.


Hurrah Players                                     $3,500

Miller Oil Foundation supported the renovations for new classroom space at Hurrah Player’s flagship location on St. Paul’s Boulevard in Norfolk. This grant completed a pledge to support the performing arts program for children and youth.


Lee’s Friends                                                   $3,500

With this grant, Lee’s Friends will continue to support its nutritional program for patients with head and neck cancers. Funds will provide the specialized diets essential to survivors of these diseases.


Newport News Police Foundation                  $4,500

The Miller Oil Foundation will help the Newport News Police reduce violence and increase positive interactions between youth and police officers by providing funding for its youth summer engagement program.


Peninsula Food Bank                                     $3,000

The Peninsula Food Bank will use this grant for its Culinary Training Program, which prepares people for stable careers in the food and hospitality industry. The program reduces hunger and offers participants paths to personal and financial self-sufficiency.


St. Mary’s Home                                              $6,000

With the help of Miller Oil Foundation, St. Mary’s Home can purchase TAPit, an electronic device that allows children and young adults with disabilities to communicate and learn.


Western Tidewater Free Clinic                           $500

Patients receiving care from Western Tidewater Free Clinic will get assistance with transportation costs with the help of this grant.

Miller's Controller, Bonnie Carr, at our Habitat for Humanity Team Build Day!

Miller’s Controller, Bonnie Carr, at our Habitat for Humanity Team Build Day!

We were also proud to support D’Art Center’s D’Art Smart Program as the charity partner of the record breaking 2014 Silent Auction.


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

    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 July.  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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