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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Feeding Southwest Virginia transformed a local club building that had the highest crime address in our area into a safe space that houses a kitchen, food distribution site, and meeting room and renamed it the Community Solutions Center. We are proud to have been able to support the programs and services they offer through the CSC, such as their Meal Production Training Program, with a $20,000 grant award from The Fishwick Fund.

The Meal Production Training Program provides workforce training to individuals seeking fulfilling careers in the food service industry. Students in the program prepare hundreds of hot meals daily that are distributed to children across the Roanoke Valley.

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Feeding Southwest Virginia transformed a local club building that had the highest crime address in our area into a safe space that houses a kitchen, food distribution site, and meeting room and renamed it the Community Solutions Center. We are proud to have been able to support the programs and services they offer through the CSC, such as their Meal Production Training Program, with a $20,000 grant award from The Fishwick Fund. 

The Meal Production Training Program provides workforce training to individuals seeking fulfilling careers in the food service industry. Students in the program prepare hundreds of hot meals daily that are distributed to children across the Roanoke Valley. 

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ATTENTION NONPROFITS! Join us for our next NPO CONNECT meeting on Thursday, January 20th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. We are excited to have Kathy Baske Young, Executive Coach, as our presenter and have her share her extensive knowledge in leadership development with our attendees. Kathy will teach us how to effectively use the Competency Wheel tool to cultivate more productive teams and positive workplace cultures.

We look forward to seeing you all next Thursday!

To register and learn more:
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ATTENTION NONPROFITS!  Join us for our next NPO CONNECT meeting on Thursday, January 20th from 12:00pm – 1:00pm. We are excited to have Kathy Baske Young, Executive Coach, as our presenter and have her share her extensive knowledge in leadership development with our attendees. Kathy will teach us how to effectively use the Competency Wheel tool to cultivate more productive teams and positive workplace cultures.  

We look forward to seeing you all next Thursday!

To register and learn more:
http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ein12bpx6767cbc6&llr=utt456cab

Children's Assistive Technology Service (C.A.T.S.) works tirelessly to ensure all children have the opportunity to fully experience and explore their world, regardless of disability. We are proud to have been able to recently award $6,000 to C.A.T.S. to aid in making their website and online outreach more accessible for those needing their services as well as improving their electronic records to better serve those seeking adaptive equipment.
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Childrens Assistive Technology Service (C.A.T.S.) works tirelessly to ensure all children have the opportunity to fully experience and explore their world, regardless of disability. We are proud to have been able to recently award $6,000 to C.A.T.S. to aid in making their website and online outreach more accessible for those needing their services as well as improving their electronic records to better serve those seeking adaptive equipment.
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RAM House - Roanoke Area Ministries was recently awarded $2,500 to aid them in acquiring the supplies they needed to safely serve all those in need of their shelter and services.

According to RAM House - Roanoke Area Ministries staff, “The funds were used primarily for take-out meal boxes. We also purchased masks for shelter clients. This grant was a true catalyst in obtaining what we needed to keep clients, staff, and volunteers safe instead of crowding in our dining room. THANK YOU!”
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RAM House - Roanoke Area Ministries was recently awarded $2,500 to aid them in acquiring the supplies they needed to safely serve all those in need of their shelter and services. 

According to RAM House - Roanoke Area Ministries staff, “The funds were used primarily for take-out meal boxes. We also purchased masks for shelter clients. This grant was a true catalyst in obtaining what we needed to keep clients, staff, and volunteers safe instead of crowding in our dining room. THANK YOU!”
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Turn The Page was recently awarded $3,800 from the Roanoke Valley Children’s Fund. They used their grant funding to purchase more than 1,500 children’s books for pediatric offices throughout the Roanoke Valley community. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of young readers, Turn The Page!
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Turn The Page was recently awarded $3,800 from the Roanoke Valley Children’s Fund. They used their grant funding to purchase more than 1,500 children’s books for pediatric offices throughout the Roanoke Valley community. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of young readers, Turn The Page! 
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Children's Trust does incredible work in our community on behalf of children in need. They have a very special staff member who helps them support these children and his name is Elvis, the therapy dog! Children's Trust recently received a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the Phalia M. and Guy M. Kinder Fund to aid him in continuing the work he does through their programs and services. Since starting his therapy work, Elvis has provided comfort to 296 children. What a very good boy!
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Childrens Trust does incredible work in our community on behalf of children in need. They have a very special staff member who helps them support these children and his name is Elvis, the therapy dog! Childrens Trust recently received a grant in the amount of $3,000 from the Phalia M. and Guy M. Kinder Fund to aid him in continuing the work he does through their programs and services. Since starting his therapy work, Elvis has provided comfort to 296 children. What a very good boy!
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Our friends at Local Environmental Agriculture Project - LEAP received $22,140 from the Marion S. and Willie Z. Camp Fund for Eldercare in 2020 and put it to good use ensuring that vulnerable seniors had access to healthy food options. During the pandemic, food insecurity rates doubled, and seniors were disproportionately impacted.

One of LEAP Mobile Market's many accomplishments included distributing over $10,400 in vouchers for free, nutritious (and delicious) food at local senior sites such as Morningside Manor, Melrose Tower, Elm Manor, Blue Ridge Village Apartments.

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Our friends at Local Environmental Agriculture Project - LEAP received $22,140 from the Marion S. and Willie Z. Camp Fund for Eldercare in 2020 and put it to good use ensuring that vulnerable seniors had access to healthy food options. During the pandemic, food insecurity rates doubled, and seniors were disproportionately impacted. 

One of LEAP Mobile Markets many accomplishments included distributing over $10,400 in vouchers for free, nutritious (and delicious) food at local senior sites such as Morningside Manor, Melrose Tower, Elm Manor, Blue Ridge Village Apartments.

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“I’m so blessed and thankful to be starting my 17th year with the Community Foundation. I couldn’t ask for anything better than being associated with an organization that models the highest level of integrity and works every single day to make our communities better. I look forward to the next 17 years!" - April Haynes, Regional Vice President ... See MoreSee Less

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“I’m so blessed and thankful to be starting my 17th year with the Community Foundation. I couldn’t ask for anything better than being associated with an organization that models the highest level of integrity and works every single day to make our communities better. I look forward to the next 17 years! - April Haynes, Regional Vice President

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The Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council provide valuable programs that encourage girls in our community to come together to form friendships and learn their strengths! We are happy to be able to support their endeavors with a $1,000 grant donation from the Community Impact Funds to provide financial assistance for girl scout memberships in the Martinsville/Henry County area.
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The Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council provide valuable programs that encourage girls in our community to come together to form friendships and learn their strengths! We are happy to be able to support their endeavors with a $1,000 grant donation from the Community Impact Funds to provide financial assistance for girl scout memberships in the Martinsville/Henry County area.
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