Grant Opportunities

Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia (“The Community Foundation”) operates many individual grant rounds at various times throughout the year. Different funds have different criteria and may serve a particular service area.


Letter of Intent

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Applications Open
: Year-Round
Application Deadline: Phase I – Rolling Deadline
Phase II – Will specify if/when Phase I is approved
Grant Decisions Made: Varies

NOTE: Organizations may only submit one LOI during the Foundation’s fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Grant:

Varies

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke

Focus Areas:

Education and Youth
*Encourage and improve literacy efforts in our youth; with an emphasis on Pre-k-3rd grade.
*Support after-school and summer programs that seek to enrich the lives of children up to age 18, with an emphasis on those programs which promote math and science.
*Promote healthy lifestyles, nutrition and improved fitness.
*Provide services to individuals with special needs

Cultural and Community Enhancement
*Promotes the role that arts and culture play in creating a vibrant community.
*Provide workforce development programs that train and educate individuals to meet the needs of local business for skilled workers.


Summer Grant Cycle

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Applications Open
: July 1
Application Deadline: July 20 (By 4:00 p.m.)
Grant Decisions Made: September

Grant:

Larry Woodrow Vest Fund

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in Floyd County serving its residents.

Focus Area

Varies


Grant:

Thomas P. and Lewise S. Parsley Fund

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke

Focus Area

*Prescription medications for the elderly or individuals in financial need.
*Community outreach programs which specifically address substance abuse.
*Community programs which specifically address home or organizational health aid services for financially needy individuals and families when they cannot manage alone.


Grant:

The Earl D. and Carrie Leigh Doran Fund

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke

Focus Area

* To help individuals and families who are confronting catastrophic, life-altering circumstances.
* Supports organizations that provide shelter, care, and assistance to battered women.


Grant:

Special Interest Grants (Requests must be between $250-$50,000)

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry and Patrick

Focus Area

* Promotes Health and Quality of Life.


Grant:

Women in Philanthropy (Requests must be at least $10,000)

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry and Patrick

Focus Area

Varies


Winter Grant Cycle

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Applications Open:
November 1
Application Deadline: November 20 (By 4:00 p.m.)
Grant Decisions Made: December-January

Grant:

The Roanoke Valley Children’s Fund

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and Roanoke County

Focus Area

Addresses the broad needs of children from prental care through the age of five:
*Helping link existing resources with those most in need.
*Serving as a catalyst for the creation of new resources.
*Educating and promoting the understanding of the tremendous importance of this time in children’s lives.
*Building healthy lives and productive citizens from the start.


Grant:

The Phalia M. and Guy M. Kinder Fund

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke

Focus Area

*Organizations which are effective and efficient in preventing cruelty to animals.
*Research and medical advancement for the cure of diseases in animals.
*Professional education of animal caretakers.
*Programs which promote the positive relationship between humans and animals


Grant:

Mary Louise Home Fund/Marion S. and Willie Z. Camp Fund for Eldercare (Requests must be at least $30,000)

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke

Focus Area

*Supports the care and needs of the elderly in the Roanoke Valley.


Grant:

Community Impact Funds

Geographic Location:

City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry and Patrick

Focus Area

Varies


Family Wellness Grant Cycle

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Applications Open:
February 1
Application Deadline: February 20 (By 4:00 p.m.)
Grant Decisions Made: April

Grant:

Varies

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin County, and Roanoke

Focus Area

*Supports organizations that provide shelter, clothing, food, and medical assistance (including dental) to the needy. We look for programs/projects that provide a well-planned approach to the issues and needs in the community, with a demonstrated track record of support and committed leadership.

 

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