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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Spencer-Penn Centre’s Summer Camp Program served over 250 children, ages 4 to 18, from the Henry County, Martinsville, and Patrick County communities. The Community Foundation assisted the Centre in hiring an additional camp facilitator with a grant award from the Martinsville Area Unrestricted Fund.
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Spencer-Penn Centre’s Summer Camp Program served over 250 children, ages 4 to 18, from the Henry County, Martinsville, and Patrick County communities. The Community Foundation assisted the Centre in hiring an additional camp facilitator with a grant award from the Martinsville Area Unrestricted Fund.
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Join us in congratulating Straight Street Roanoke Valley on being our last November Surprise Grant recipient of the month! We know this organization will put the funds to good use in providing support to those in need within our community. ... See MoreSee Less

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Join us in congratulating Straight Street Roanoke Valley on being our last November Surprise Grant recipient of the month! We know this organization will put the funds to good use in providing support to those in need within our community.

Congratulations to Adult & Teen Challenge, Eastern Appalachian Region for being nominated and selected to receive one of our November Surprise Grants! Eastern Appalachian Teen Challenge’s program provides a nurturing environment for girls to create lasting, positive change in their lives.
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Congratulations to Adult & Teen Challenge, Eastern Appalachian Region for being nominated and selected to receive one of our November Surprise Grants! Eastern Appalachian Teen Challenge’s program provides a nurturing environment for girls to create lasting, positive change in their lives. 
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We have yet another lucky November Surprise Grant recipient! This timeThe Community Youth Program is the deserving organization receiving this unexpected gift. CYP has been serving Roanoke City for 22 years by providing a safe and enriching after-school environment in which children can learn and grow.
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We have yet another lucky November Surprise Grant recipient! This timeThe Community Youth Program is the deserving organization receiving this unexpected gift. CYP has been serving Roanoke City for 22 years by providing a safe and enriching after-school environment in which children can learn and grow. 
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Congratulations to The Grandin Theatre for being selected as one of the fortunate recipients of our November Surprise Grants! This surprise grant will be used to support the Grandin Theatre in their role as an arts and cultural hub within our community.
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Congratulations to The Grandin Theatre for being selected as one of the fortunate recipients of our November Surprise Grants! This surprise grant will be used to support the Grandin Theatre in their role as an arts and cultural hub within our community.
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Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment & Endowment (FREE) is our next November Surprise Grant recipient! These funds will help FREE to fulfill its mission to provide the medical equipment needed to preserve the independence and support the quality of life for its clients.
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Foundation for Rehabilitation Equipment & Endowment (FREE) is our next November Surprise Grant recipient! These funds will help FREE to fulfill its mission to provide the medical equipment needed to preserve the independence and support the quality of life for its clients.  
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Another November Surprise Grant has been given away, this time to The Rescue Mission of Roanoke! The surprise grant will aid the Rescue Mission in providing shelter and support to those in our community who are experiencing homelessness.
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Another November Surprise Grant has been given away, this time to The Rescue Mission of Roanoke! The surprise grant will aid the Rescue Mission in providing shelter and support to those in our community who are experiencing homelessness.  
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Wishing our community a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with love and togetherness. Community Foundation offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th. ... See MoreSee Less

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Wishing our community a beautiful Thanksgiving filled with love and togetherness. Community Foundation offices will be closed Thursday, November 24th, and Friday, November 25th.

Our November NPO Connect meeting was hosted by Professor Russell James, Texas Tech University. Professor James shared his valuable insights on how to make an epic fundraising ask! Click the link below to watch the recording:
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Our November NPO Connect meeting was hosted by Professor Russell James, Texas Tech University. Professor James shared his valuable insights on how to make an epic fundraising ask! Click the link below to watch the recording:
https://bit.ly/2022NovemberNPOConnect

Congratulations Healing Strides, for being one of the lucky non-profits to be nominated for one of the November Surprise Grants! This gift will support its mission to promote wellness for people with personal challenges who can benefit from equine-assisted activities and therapies in a safe and supportive environment.

There are still more surprise grants to giveaway!

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2 weeks ago
Congratulations Healing Strides, for being one of the lucky non-profits to be nominated for one of the November Surprise Grants! This gift will support its mission to promote wellness for people with personal challenges who can benefit from equine-assisted activities and therapies in a safe and supportive environment.

There are still more surprise grants to giveaway!

#communityfoundation #surprisegrant #givelocal
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