Grant Opportunities

Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia (“The Community Foundation”) operates many individual grant rounds at various times throughout the year. Different funds have different criteria and may serve a particular service area.

To apply to any of the grant opportunities below, please click on the ‘Access Online Grants Account’ button to the right of this page.


1.  Letter of Intent 

Applications Open: Year-Round 
Application Deadline: Phase I – Rolling Deadline
                                      Phase II – Will specify if/when Phase I is approved
Grant Size: The historical average for a competitive grant through this process is in the $14,000 – $25,000 range. We encourage organizations to apply for only what they need.
Grant Decisions Made: Varies 
NOTE: Organizations may only submit one LOI during the Foundation’s fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Geographic Location:

Cities of Martinsville, Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Roanoke

Focus Areas:

EDUCATION AND YOUTH
The Community Foundation recognizes the importance of not only investing in our youth so that every child is given the opportunity to succeed, but to also provide access to educational opportunities for individuals who are seeking to invest in our local workforce , To accomplish that, we will provide support to:
*Encourage and improve literacy efforts in our youth; with an emphasis on Pre-k-3rd grade.
*After-school and summer programs that seek to enrich the lives of children up to age 18, with an emphasis on those programs which promote math and science. 
*Workforce development programs that train and educate individuals to meet the needs of local business for skilled workers.
*Provide services to individuals with special needs.

CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY ENHANCEMENT
Building a community with access to enrichment activities can lead to a better quality of life for all. The Community Foundation also recognizes the positive impact arts and culture can have on promoting a strong and healthy economy. To accomplish that, we will provide support to:

*Promote the role that arts and culture play in creating a vibrant community.
*Promote healthy lifestyles, nutrition and improved fitness.


2.  Women in Philanthropy

(Requests MUST be between $10,000-$25,000)
Applications Open: June 1st
Application Deadline: July 13th (By 4:00 p.m.)
Applicant Presentation: TBD (Applicant presentations are required as noted in the application.) 
Grant Decisions Made: September

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and or serving City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry and Patrick

Focus Area

Varies


3.  Summer Grant Cycle

Applications Open: August 2, 2021 
Application Deadline: By 4:00 p.m on August 18, 2021
Grant Decisions Made: September-October

Below is a list of funds that are available as part of the Summer Grant Cycle.  There is a separate application for each fund listed.

 

Larry Woodrow Vest Fund

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in Floyd County serving its residents.

Focus Area

Varies


Thomas P. and Lewise S. Parsley Fund

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving Cities of Martinsville, Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Roanoke

Focus Area

To support charitable organizations and individuals with the overall goal of meeting the financial need for programs or for individuals which enhance the preservation of dignity, hope, and personal independence and which help ease the burdens of medical expenses.  Areas of interest include (but not limited to):

*Prescription medications for the elderly or individuals in financial need.
*Community outreach programs which specifically address substance abuse.
*Community programs which specifically address home or organizational health aid services for financially needy individuals and families when they cannot manage alone.


The Earl D. and Carrie Leigh Doran Fund

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving Cities of Martinsville, Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Roanoke

Focus Area

* To help individuals and families who are confronting catastrophic, life-altering circumstances.
* Supports organizations that provide shelter, care, and assistance to battered women.


The Cancer Center Fund

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry and Patrick

Focus Area

To support organizations and/or programs that provide and promote health services and educational, diagnostic, and treatment resources to victims of cancer and related conditions in the Martinsville community.


The Hospice Fund

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry and Patrick

Focus Area

To support organizations and/or programs that provide and promote health services and educational, diagnostic, and treatment resources to victims of cancer and related conditions in the Martinsville community.


Special Interest Funds 

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry and Patrick

Focus Areas

Supports organizations whose mission and/or program aligns with one or more of the following:

* Provides services to children and families.

* Provides services to assist handicapped/disabled persons.

* Provides services to the elderly.

* Promotes the health and quality of life (including, but not limited to):

             1. Providing health services to the needy, supporting health-related teaching, educational and research programs,

             2. Providing breast health services  and encouraging the development  of  diagnostic treatment options for residents, or

             3. Providing other charitable activities and projects that improve the quality of life.


4.  Winter Grant Cycle

Applications Open: November 1, 2021
Application Deadline: By 4:00 p.m. on November 19, 2021 
Grant Decisions Made: December-January

Below is a list of funds that are available as part of the Winter Grant Cycle.  There is a separate application for each fund listed.

 

The Roanoke Valley Children’s Fund

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin,  and Roanoke

Focus Area

Addresses the broad needs of children from prenatal care through the age of five by:
*Helping link existing resources with those most in need.
*Serving as a catalyst for the creation of new resources.
*Educating and promoting the understanding of the tremendous importance of this time in children’s lives.
*Building healthy lives and productive citizens from the start.


Elderly Funds
(To support the Aging Population)

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke

Focus Area

*Organizations that support the broad needs of the elderly in the community.


The Phalia M. and Guy M. Kinder Fund

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving Cities of Martinsville, Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Roanoke

Focus Area

*Organizations which are effective and efficient in preventing cruelty to animals.
*Research and medical advancement for the cure of diseases in animals.
*Professional education of animal caretakers.
*Programs which promote the positive relationship between humans and animals


Community Impact Funds

Geographic Location:

City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry and Patrick

Focus Area

Varies


5.  Family Wellness Grant Cycle

Applications Open: February 1, 2022
Application Deadline: By 4:00 p.m. on February 18, 2022 
Grant Decisions Made: April-May

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and serving Cities of Martinsville, Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Henry, Patrick, and Roanoke

Focus Area

Supports organizations that provide shelter, clothing, food, and medical assistance (including dental) to the needy.  We look for programs/projects that provide a well-planned approach to the issues and needs in the community, with a demonstrated track record of support and committed leadership.

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