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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Do you think it's time to reframe how we think about nonprofit governance? If you do, you will want to join us for this month's NPO CONNECT event on October 26 at noon!

Rachel and Hollie from the River District Consulting Group are now BoardSource certified consultants, and they are excited to teach us about the four key principles that address the unique challenges of nonprofit governance. Don't forget - Register today!

Learn more and register here: www.cfwesternva.org/npoconnectevents/
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Do you think its time to reframe how we think about nonprofit governance? If you do, you will want to join us for this months NPO CONNECT event on October 26 at noon!

Rachel and Hollie from the River District Consulting Group are now BoardSource certified consultants, and they are excited to teach us about the four key principles that address the unique challenges of nonprofit governance.  Dont forget - Register today!

Learn more and register here: http://www.cfwesternva.org/npoconnectevents/

October is #BreastCancerAwareness Month! Have you heard about a new organization coming to our region?

“The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation in the coming months is going to be expanding their direct services, providing screenings and treatment assistance for underinsured and uninsured Virginians,” said Catherine Warren, VA Breast Cancer Foundation Senior Director of SWVA.

Learn more about them here: www.vbcf.org/
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October is #BreastCancerAwareness Month! Have you heard about a new organization coming to our region?

“The Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation in the coming months is going to be expanding their direct services, providing screenings and treatment assistance for underinsured and uninsured Virginians,” said Catherine Warren, VA Breast Cancer Foundation Senior Director of SWVA. 

Learn more about them here: https://www.vbcf.org/

“The Salvation Army is excited and grateful to our partners, Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia, for their supportive grant of $25K from The Hope Fund that has allowed us to maintain a healthy diet and safe environment for the women and children that we serve in our domestic violence/sexual assault anti-human trafficking shelter Turning Point,” stated Roanoke Salvation Army Captain Jamie Clay. “When survivors arrive in times of abuse, distress and trauma, it is reassuring to us to know we can provide a healthy hot meal and a warm bed as they settle in. We could not impact and assist our clients without partners like the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia.”

To learn more: ow.ly/bSK250GslR2

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“The Salvation Army is excited and grateful to our partners, Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia, for their supportive grant of $25K from The Hope Fund that has allowed us to maintain a healthy diet and safe environment for the women and children that we serve in our domestic violence/sexual assault anti-human trafficking shelter Turning Point,” stated Roanoke Salvation Army Captain Jamie Clay.  “When survivors arrive in times of abuse, distress and trauma, it is reassuring to us to know we can provide a healthy hot meal and a warm bed as they settle in.  We could not impact and assist our clients without partners like the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia.” 

To learn more: http://ow.ly/bSK250GslR2

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The Community Foundation announced that The June Bug Center was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Larry Woodrow Vest Fund to support its after-school enrichment programs. CONGRATULATIONS!

Located in Floyd, VA, The June Bug Center has been serving Southwest and New River Valley communities since 2001. Created by Donald H. “Swede” McBroom and Dorian Dugger, this community center was formed in honor of Swede’s late mother, June McBroom. According to The June Bug Center, June was a loving and giving woman who had a passion for the arts and education for Floyd County and its citizens. She felt that the children were at a disadvantage, due to the lack of facilities available afterschool, and the absence of funds to access these opportunities. Since its establishment, The June Bug Center has been an important community resources for so many children and families.

The learn more about The June Bug Center and its enrichment programs visit www.junebugcenter.com.

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The Community Foundation announced that The June Bug Center was awarded a $15,000 grant from the Larry Woodrow Vest Fund to support its after-school enrichment programs.  CONGRATULATIONS! 

Located in Floyd, VA, The June Bug Center has been serving Southwest and New River Valley communities since 2001.  Created by Donald H. “Swede” McBroom and Dorian Dugger, this community center was formed in honor of  Swede’s late mother, June McBroom.  According to The June Bug Center, June was a loving and giving woman who had a passion for the arts and education for Floyd County and its citizens.  She felt that the children were at a disadvantage, due to the lack of facilities available afterschool, and the absence of funds to access these opportunities.  Since its establishment, The June Bug Center has been an important community resources for so many children and families.

The learn more about The June Bug Center and its enrichment programs visit www.junebugcenter.com. 

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ATTENTION Martinsville and Henry County High School Seniors!

Have you heard about The SEED Fund sponsored by Harvest Foundation? How would you like to get your entire tuition, fees and books paid for? Learn about this wonderful opportunity at Patrick & Henry Community College and apply today.

#scholarshipseasonbegins

To learn how you might take advantage of this scholarship opportunity, click here:
apps.patrickhenry.edu/academics/seed/index.php?fbclid=IwAR2zLZgsytB8xS_fVTNhXrvjnS0aK3lRrA9DT9DB3...
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ATTENTION Martinsville and Henry County High School Seniors!

Have you heard about The SEED Fund sponsored by Harvest Foundation?  How would you like to get your entire tuition, fees and books paid for?  Learn about this wonderful opportunity at Patrick & Henry Community College and apply today. 

#scholarshipseasonbegins

To learn how you might take advantage of this scholarship opportunity, click here:
https://apps.patrickhenry.edu/academics/seed/index.php?fbclid=IwAR2zLZgsytB8xS_fVTNhXrvjnS0aK3lRrA9DT9DB3Cvsq1Ue_zMHGbBaKG4

A big THANK YOU to our Regional Advisory Board for their dedication, leadership and commitment to the betterment of the communities located in the City of Martinsville and counties of Henry and Patrick!

Our new slate of officers for 2021-2022 are:
CHAIR - James B. Frith, Chairman, Frith Construction Company
VICE CHAIR - Margie Beasley Eason, M.D., Psychiatrist (retired)
SECRETARY - Tracey E. Tate, Regional Vice President, Ameristaff
Deepak D. Banerjee, M.D.
Mike Grogan, President, Southeastern Wood Products
William L. Pannill, President, Tacoma, Inc.
Kimberly Kiser Snyder, Community Volunteer
Paul B. Toms, Jr., CEO, Hooker Furniture Corporation
Courtney A. Wenkstern, Attorney, Armstrong & Armstrong Attorneys At Law
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A big THANK YOU to our Regional Advisory Board for their dedication, leadership and commitment to the betterment of the  communities located in the City of Martinsville and counties of Henry and Patrick! 

Our new slate of officers for 2021-2022 are:
CHAIR - James B. Frith, Chairman, Frith Construction Company
VICE CHAIR - Margie Beasley Eason, M.D., Psychiatrist (retired)
SECRETARY - Tracey E. Tate, Regional Vice President, Ameristaff
Deepak D. Banerjee, M.D.
Mike Grogan, President, Southeastern Wood Products
William L. Pannill, President, Tacoma, Inc.
Kimberly Kiser Snyder, Community Volunteer
Paul B. Toms, Jr., CEO, Hooker Furniture Corporation
Courtney A. Wenkstern, Attorney, Armstrong & Armstrong Attorneys At Law

DePaul Community Resources received a grant of $7,540.00 out of The Earl D. and Carrie Leigh Doran Fund to support its Bridge to Hope Fund which is an emergency pool of funds that connects children and families who have critical needs and no resources to life-changing services and support.

"Youth and families involved in the child welfare system often face barriers to accessing essential support such as therapy, tutoring, and counseling that can greatly improve their quality of life. DePaul’s Bridge to Hope Fund says “yes” when everyone else has said no by bridging the financial gap for children and their families with an immediate need for support, helping them heal and thrive. " ~Daria VanRavenstein

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DePaul Community Resources received a grant of $7,540.00 out of The Earl D. and Carrie Leigh Doran Fund to support its Bridge to Hope Fund which is an emergency pool of funds that connects children and families who have critical needs and no resources to life-changing services and support. 

Youth and families involved in the child welfare system often face barriers to accessing essential support such as therapy, tutoring, and counseling that can greatly improve their quality of life. DePaul’s Bridge to Hope Fund says “yes” when everyone else has said no by bridging the financial gap for children and their families with an immediate need for support, helping them heal and thrive.  ~Daria VanRavenstein

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Total Action for Progress recently received a $20,000 grant from The Earl D. and Carrie Leigh Doran Fund to support its Super Hero Kids program. This grant will double the program's capacity to serve young survivors of domestic violence.

“Super Hero Kids gives kids and teens affected by domestic violence a place to heal, grow, and feel safe. The Community Foundation’s contribution means more kids will have that safe, healing space in their lives.” ~ Stacey Sheppard, Program Director

To learn more about TAP's Super Hero Kids program: ow.ly/SfMI50Gr6UI

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Total Action for Progress recently received a $20,000 grant  from The Earl D. and Carrie Leigh Doran Fund to support its Super Hero Kids program.  This grant will double the programs capacity to serve young survivors of domestic violence.  

“Super Hero Kids gives kids and teens affected by domestic violence a place to heal, grow, and feel safe. The Community Foundation’s contribution means more kids will have that safe, healing space in their lives.” ~ Stacey Sheppard, Program Director

To learn more about TAPs Super Hero Kids program: http://ow.ly/SfMI50Gr6UI

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You have a few more hours to come out and see April and Michelle at the annual SML Business Expo!! Each year this event brings together more than 100 area businesses each spring to showcase products and services from a wide variety of industries related to home, business and life. It's free and open to the public. Come on out to Eastlake Community Church gymnasium! Hope to see you soon!

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You have a few more hours to come out and see April and Michelle at the annual SML Business Expo!!  Each year this event brings together more than 100 area businesses each spring to showcase products and services from a wide variety of industries related to home, business and life.  Its free and open to the public.  Come on out to Eastlake Community Church gymnasium!  Hope to see you soon!

#buildingrelationships #communityevent #smlbusinessexpo
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