Welcome to Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia!

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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Nonprofits are essential to the vitality of our community – the place we all call home. Each organization provides important and very challenging work daily…

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As the Community Foundation has grown over the years, we have increasingly expanded our services to different components of the philanthropic landscape…

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Many individuals choose to create a charitable legacy through a planned or estate gift. When you make a commitment to strengthen your community, today or in the future…

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Congratulations to Emiliano Gonzalez for receiving a generous scholarship this year. Emiliano is a junior at Georgia Institute of Technology and anticipates receiving his degree in engineering. Join us in wishing Emiliano the best of luck in his future endeavors! #ScholarshipSpotlight #communityfoundation ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Emiliano Gonzalez for receiving a generous scholarship this year. Emiliano is a junior at Georgia Institute of Technology and anticipates receiving his degree in engineering. Join us in wishing Emiliano the best of luck in his future endeavors! #ScholarshipSpotlight #CommunityFoundation

Congratulations to Alexis Garten for receiving a generous scholarship this year. Alexis is a sophomore at University of Virginia and anticipates receiving her degree in biology on a pre-med track. Join us in wishing Alexis the best of luck in her future endeavors! #ScholarshipSpotlight #communityfoundation ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to Alexis Garten for receiving a generous scholarship this year. Alexis is a sophomore at University of Virginia and anticipates receiving her degree in biology on a pre-med track. Join us in wishing Alexis the best of luck in her future endeavors! #ScholarshipSpotlight #CommunityFoundation

Charitable giving is a great way to pass family values onto future generations and can create an atmosphere of generosity and kindness but it does take some careful attention and work. Curious about how the Community Foundation can help your family make a meaningful impact on the causes important to you? Check out www.cfwesternva.org. We would be happy to work with you and your family! ... See MoreSee Less

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Charitable giving is a great way to pass family values onto future generations and can create an atmosphere of generosity and kindness but it does take some careful attention and work. Curious about how the Community Foundation can help your family make a meaningful impact on the causes important to you? Check out www.cfwesternva.org.  We would be happy to work with you and your family!

FINAL REMINDER!

The Women in Philanthropy grant cycle is accepting applications through Thursday, July 11 at 4:00 p.m. Non-profit organizations serving the City of Martinsville as well as Henry and Patrick Counties, are encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit www.cfwesternva.org/grant-opportunities/.
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FINAL REMINDER! 

The Women in Philanthropy grant cycle is accepting applications through Thursday, July 11 at 4:00 p.m.  Non-profit organizations serving the City of Martinsville as well as Henry and Patrick Counties, are encouraged to apply. 

For more information, visit https://www.cfwesternva.org/grant-opportunities/.

Wishing everyone a fun-filled and safe 4th of July! Community Foundation offices will be closed today in observance of the holiday. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing everyone a fun-filled and safe 4th of July! Community Foundation offices will be closed today in observance of the holiday.

Deadline approaching!! The Women in Philanthropy grant cycle is accepting applications. Non-profit organizations serving the City of Martinsville as well as Henry and Patrick Counties, are encouraged to apply.

For more information, visit www.cfwesternva.org/grant-opportunities/.
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Deadline approaching!! The Women in Philanthropy grant cycle is accepting applications.  Non-profit organizations serving the City of Martinsville as well as Henry and Patrick Counties, are encouraged to apply. 

For more information, visit https://www.cfwesternva.org/grant-opportunities/.

Last year, Boxing & Brawling (Boxfit) received a $5,000 grant from the Community Catalyst Funds to offer free programs to youth in the Roanoke community. Boxfit focuses on outreach services, including mental health, fitness, and violence/gun prevention. With this funding, Boxfit was able to serve 30 young people in our community.

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Last year, Boxing & Brawling (Boxfit) received a $5,000 grant from the Community Catalyst Funds to offer free programs to youth in the Roanoke community. Boxfit focuses on outreach services, including mental health, fitness, and violence/gun prevention. With this funding, Boxfit was able to serve 30 young people in our community.

THANK YOU for sharing these great photos!

The Summer Grant Cycle is now open! 🌞

We have six funds available to support a wide range of focus areas. Learn more about these incredible funding opportunities and start your application today!

www.cfwesternva.org/grant-opportunities/
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The Summer Grant Cycle is now open! 🌞

We have six funds available to support a wide range of focus areas. Learn more about these incredible funding opportunities and start your application today!

https://www.cfwesternva.org/grant-opportunities/

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Compress and Shock Foundation received an $11,400 grant from the Community Foundation's Community Catalyst Funds. This grant will be used to purchase two AEDs with all-weather enclosures for local parks and twelve AEDs for distribution during the 7th annual National CPR and AED Education Day.

The following organizations received training and an AED:

Fellowship Community Church, Salem, VA
BAPS Temple, Salem, VA
Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana De Roanoke, Roanoke, VA
Valley Church, Roanoke, VA
God's House Baptist, Roanoke, VA
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA
American Legion Post #62, Moneta, VA
Jennings Creek Church, Botetourt, VA
True Vine, Rocky Mount, VA
Riverdale Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA
Countryside Sports Complex, Roanoke, VA
Hill Church, Roanoke, VA
Eagle Rock Ruritan Club, Botetourt, VA
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πŸŽ‰ Exciting News! πŸŽ‰

Compress and Shock Foundation received an $11,400 grant from the Community Foundations Community Catalyst Funds. This grant will be used to purchase two AEDs with all-weather enclosures for local parks and twelve AEDs for distribution during the 7th annual National CPR and AED Education Day.

The following organizations received training and an AED:

Fellowship Community Church, Salem, VA
BAPS Temple, Salem, VA
Primera Iglesia Bautista Hispana De Roanoke, Roanoke, VA
Valley Church, Roanoke, VA
Gods House Baptist, Roanoke, VA
Pilgrim Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA
American Legion Post #62, Moneta, VA
Jennings Creek Church, Botetourt, VA
True Vine, Rocky Mount, VA
Riverdale Baptist Church, Roanoke, VA
Countryside Sports Complex, Roanoke, VA
Hill Church, Roanoke, VA
Eagle Rock Ruritan Club, Botetourt, VA

πŸŽ‰ CONGRATULATIONS! πŸŽ‰

The Community Foundation recognizes that nonprofits are more than just their programs. By improving infrastructure at the organizational level, capacity building grants help strengthen nonprofits' core systems and operations to better achieve their missions.

This year’s Capacity Building Grant Recipients are:

Blue Ridge Literacy: $4,700 for a subscription to LACES, an adult education database.
Children's Trust: $12,100 for new donor management software.
Edwards Adult Day Center: $5,600 for new computers, monitors, and a laptop.
Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County: $8,500 for its first audit.
Huddle Up Moms: $6,400 for new laptops, financial, and donor management software.
Partnership for Community Wellness: $3,000 for new computers/laptops.
RAM House - Roanoke Area Ministries: $3,500 for new computers/printers.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia: $3,900 to revamp/update its website.
Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries - SAEM: $1,000 for a laptop.
The Wild Way: $5,000 to revamp its website and create story videos.
Tudor House: $4,300 for donor management software.
Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition: $2,000 to update its website and rebrand.
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πŸŽ‰ CONGRATULATIONS! πŸŽ‰

The Community Foundation recognizes that nonprofits are more than just their programs. By improving infrastructure at the organizational level, capacity building grants help strengthen nonprofits core systems and operations to better achieve their missions. 

This year’s Capacity Building Grant Recipients are:

Blue Ridge Literacy: $4,700 for a subscription to LACES, an adult education database.
Childrens Trust: $12,100 for new donor management software.
Edwards Adult Day Center: $5,600 for new computers, monitors, and a laptop.
Habitat for Humanity of Franklin County: $8,500 for its first audit.
Huddle Up Moms: $6,400 for new laptops, financial, and donor management software.
Partnership for Community Wellness: $3,000 for new computers/laptops.
RAM House - Roanoke Area Ministries: $3,500 for new computers/printers.
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southwest Virginia: $3,900 to revamp/update its website.
Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries - SAEM: $1,000 for a laptop.
The Wild Way: $5,000 to revamp its website and create story videos.
Tudor House: $4,300 for donor management software.
Virginia Harm Reduction Coalition: $2,000 to update its website and rebrand.
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