Do you have an organization that could benefit from our help?  Apply for a grant here.  Questions?  Please contact Sherry Xenakis, our director of development for more information on how to support Project Local.

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Our Recent Grant Recipient

(above) Eastern Herding Dog Rescue President Ashley Castro accepts a grant for $2,500 from Project Local Director of Development Sherry Xenakis at the Scott's Addition Pumpkin Festival.

As a Project Local Grant Recipient, Eastern Herding Dog Rescue receives a grant for $2500, space at an upcoming event and inclusion in advertising. You can visit their website here.


About Easter Herding Dog Rescue

Eastern Herding Dog Rescue is a small but mighty group that was founded in 2014 in Richmond, VA. A longtime lover of all things herding dog, Ashley had been involved in Border Collie rescue since 2007 and general rescue since 2004 and helped re-home many canine companions.


She made a plan to help her favorite group of dogs find their place in the world with the people that love them. Lucky for her she had some like-minded friends, and together they opened their hearts and homes to herding dogs in need.


We strive to set ourselves apart. Our foster homes are all trained in basic canine behavior and training techniques to properly rehabilitate our dogs and prepare them for their new homes. All of our foster homes use positive reinforcement training techniques to train our dogs and have firsthand experience with herding breeds.

What is Project Local?

Project Local was formed to support a wide variety of small, locally operated charitable organizations through fundraising and event proceeds.  The Project Local Board of Directors wanted to support many different organizations that were based in our immediate community that could not afford fund-raising, event participation or advertising.


Small, locally-based charitable organizations can apply for grants through the Project Local website ( and receive grants up to $5,000, free presence at Richmond, VA area events, spotlight in our web and mass media advertising, plus printing, design and advertising support to spread their message.