We could list a dazzling array of facts and figures here about our strong and continued asset growth and our many years of life-changing grant making, but those can be found elsewhere on this site. In this space, our purpose is to simply say we enable generous people like you to easily give back to the community you love. Whether that community is the Roanoke Valley, the Martinsville-Henry County area, the Alleghany Highlands or other parts of Western Virginia, we stand ready to serve you. You will discover that incorporating the community foundation option into your lifetime charitable giving and your estate plans will prove rewarding while being flexible and effective in its execution, tax-wise in its benefits, and permanent in carrying on your philanthropic legacy.
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We had the pleasure of attending the 2nd annual Minnick Games last week, and got to witness the joy of students practicing their basketball prowess with VCU players! The day also included a tour of Encircle's Minnick School facility to see how grant funding is put to good use in ensuring all students have the resources they need to thrive. ... See MoreSee Less
In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, the Community Foundation offices will be closed today, Monday, May 29, 2023. We are grateful for our military members, and today especially, we honor and remember those who gave all in service to our country. ... See MoreSee Less
Food insecurity is a rising concern in our community. Join our local United Way of Roanoke Valley, United for ALICE in caring for neighbors in need of nourishment. United Way will be accepting donations until June 16th, see the flyer below for drop-off locations!Help us restock shelves and nourish our neighbors! Start a food and supply drive at your place of work, worship, within your neighborhood or individually donate. Please, drop off food no later than June 16.
It is also not too late to volunteer with this year's Days of Action. We are looking forward to serving our community June 21 -24, but we could use your help.
We have three days full of activities in Craig County, Roanoke City, and Franklin County! Select the day or shift that works with your schedule. #fooddrive #supplydrive #donate #giveback #volunteer #communitysupport #liveunited
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Congratulations to Faith Sprinkle for receiving a generous scholarship this year from the Benny Summerlin Scholarship Fund. Faith is attending Radford University as a senior and is on track to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in May of 2024. After completing her Bachelor's Degree, she plans to apply to Law school to obtain her Juris Doctor Degree.
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DePaul Community Resources recently received a $7,500 grant award from the Community Catalyst Funds to support its Bridge to Hope Program. This critical program serves as a safety net for individuals and families fleeing crisis situations or fighting to maintain healthy and safe environments in which to continue to care for loved ones.
For over 45 years, DePaul Community Resources has opened doors to hope and belonging for children, families, and individuals with unique challenges across Central and Southwest Virginia. Every day, DePaul impacts the lives of over 700 children, individuals, and families across the state.
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In April 2022, Family Service of Roanoke Valley received a $40,000 grant award from the Community Catalyst Funds to support its Strengthen Youth Opportunity for Success Program.
This program provided free counseling services and Positive Action Programming for children at many local after-school centers in the Roanoke Valley. The Strengthen Youth Opportunity for Success Program focused on serving elementary aged youth. Its curriculum promoted healthy behaviors for self and others as well as provided positive mental health support to encourage the development of emotional wellness in young minds.
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We love seeing community change in action! Restoration Housing is doing incredible work preserving historic homes and properties in Roanoke Valley’s northwest and southeast neighborhoods to encourage new growth and vitality for every corner of our community!
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We had so much fun hosting our Non-Profit Trivia Night this past Sunday. Thank you to Twisted Track Brewpub for allowing us to gather in their space and to Flamingo Brothers Trivia for all the brain teasers. We also appreciate all of the non-profit professionals who came out to test their knowledge and network during this evening of friendly competition!
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Don’t forget to plan to join us this Sunday, April 30, from 4:00pm – 6:00pm at Twisted Track Brewpub for our Non-Profit Trivia Night!
We have a fun evening planned with networking, two rounds of friendly competitive trivia, good beer and good food! Each non-profit professional and their plus one will receive one free drink ticket. We also have a special surprise for non-profits after each trivia game too! ... See MoreSee Less
Special Olympics Virginia - Southwest Region received a $5,000 grant from the Community Catalyst Funds to support the Unified Champion Schools programs and activities. The Unified Champion Schools model aims to promote the social inclusion of students with disabilities into their schools through activities that encourage students of all abilities to play and compete alongside one another.
Community Foundation staff were honored to be able to volunteer at the recent Little Feet Meet, which is an inclusive event held as part of the Unified Champion School program. There were so many smiling faces, beaming with pride and joy while participating in the many games.
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