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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, Charlotte County, 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)

Henrico County

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

Loudoun Co.

  • Waterford Union of Churches Cemetery, Waterford Union of Churches Cemetery, Inc. (2021)

Montgomery Co.

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


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


  • Calvary Cemetery, City of Portsmouth, African American Historical Society of Portsmouth  (2019, 2020)


  • Evergreen Cemetery, City of Richmond, EnRichmond Foundation (2019, 2020)

Southampton Co.

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


  • Oaklawn Cemetery, The Historic Oaklawn Cemetery Foundation (2021)

Updated: April 29, 2021