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African American Cemetery & Graves Fund Recipients

Daughters of Zion Cemetery, Charlottesville, is listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register and National Register of Historic Places.

The following cemeteries have received grants in the (state fiscal) years shown in parentheses. (Organizations having received funds in a prior state fiscal year must successfully complete the reporting requirements for that state fiscal year (SFY) as agreed to in an Acknowledgement of Reporting Requirements document before disbursal of current SFY funds.) This list is updated quarterly.


  • Lebanon Union Cemetery; City of Alexandria (2020)

Buckingham Co.

  • Stanton Family Cemetery; African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. (2021)

Charlotte Co.

  • Red Hill Cemetery; Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation (2021)


  • Daughters of Zion Cemetery; Preservers of the Daughters of Zion Cemetery, Inc. (SFYs 2019, 2020)

Frederick Co.

  • Locust Grove Cemetery (Town of Stephens City); Locust Grove Cemetery, Inc. (2021)


  • Bassette and Elmerton Cemeteries; Barrett-Peake Heritage Foundation (2020)


  • Newtown Cemetery; Northeast Neighborhood Association, Inc.

Henrico County

  • East End Cemetery; EnRichmond Foundation (2019, 2020)
  • Sons and Daughters of Ham Cemetery; Friends of the Sons and Daughters of Ham Cemetery (2021)

Loudoun Co.

  • Mount Zion Church Cemetery; Mount Zion Cemetery of Aldie, Inc.
  • Waterford Union of Churches Cemetery; Waterford Union of Churches Cemetery, Inc. (2021)


  • White Rock Cemetery; Jackson Street United Methodist Church

Montgomery Co.

  • Wake Forest Cemetery; Wake Forest Community Action Club (2021)


  • People’s Memorial Cemetery; City of Petersburg, (2021)


  • Mt. Calvary Cemetery; African American Historical Society of Portsmouth  (2019, 2020)


  • Evergreen Cemetery; EnRichmond Foundation (2019, 2020)

Shenandoah Co.

  • Kipps Free Colored and Slave Cemetery, New Market; Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project
  • Mount Jackson Colored Cemetery, Mount Jackson; Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project

Southampton Co.

  • Helping Hand Cemetery (Town of Courtland); Helping Hand Cemetery Club (2021)


  • Fairview Cemetery; Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage Project


  • Oaklawn Cemetery; The Historic Oaklawn Cemetery Foundation (2021)
  • Oakland Cemetery; Little Bethel Baptist Church

Updated: July 23, 2021