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.


Letter of Intent 

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Applications Open
: Year-Round 
Application Deadline: Phase I – Rolling Deadline
Phase II – Will specify if/when Phase I is approved
Grant Decisions Made: Varies

NOTE: Organizations may only submit one LOI during the Foundation’s fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

Grant:

Varies

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, 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.


SUPPORTING OLDER ADULTS
The population of older adults is increasing at an alarming rate, making it critical to support their needs to stay healthy, safe, and connected. To accomplish that, we will provide support to:

*Programs and services that meet the broad needs of the elderly in the community.

COVID-19 RELIEF & RECOVERY
The Community Foundation is committed to helping our local nonprofits recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The increase in demand for basic human need services, along with the financial devastation that has hit many will be felt for many months to come. To that end, we will focus to:

*Provide support to those organizations who are experiencing an increased demand for services such as food, shelter, financial assistance, childcare, and health services (with a strong emphasis on mental health).

*Provide support to organizations who have a long-standing presence in the community but have been severely impacted by COVID-19 through revenue loss.

NOTE: Those 501c3 nonprofit organizations applying to our LOI for COVID-19 Relief & Recovery must have been established as a 501c3 for a minimum of 36 months as of that date of your application. A copy of the organization’s most recent audit may be required to be eligible for funding.


Summer Grant Cycle

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Applications Open
: August 10, 2020 
Application Deadline: By 4:00 p.m. on August 28, 2020
Grant Decisions Made: September-October

Grant:

Larry Woodrow Vest Fund

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in Floyd County serving its residents.

Focus Area

Varies


Grant:

Thomas P. and Lewise S. Parsley Fund

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke

Focus Area

*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.


Grant:

The Earl D. and Carrie Leigh Doran Fund

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, 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.


Grant:

Special Interest Grants 

Geographic Location:

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

Focus Areas

Supports organizations that:

* Serve children and families.

* Assist handicapped/disabled persons.

* Promote 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 health services and educational, diagnostic and                treatment resources to victims of cancer and related conditions,

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

             4. Providing assistance and services to the needy with end-of-life medical needs and expenses.


Grant:

Women in Philanthropy (Grant Size – minimum $10,000 – $25,000)
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Applications Open: June 12
Application Deadline: July 13 (By 4:00 p.m.)
Grant Decisions Made: September

Geographic Location:

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

Applicant presentations are required as noted in the application. 

Focus Area

Varies


Winter Grant Cycle

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Applications Open:
November 1
Application Deadline: November 20 (By 4:00 p.m.)
Grant Decisions Made: December-January

Grant:

The Roanoke Valley Children’s Fund

Geographic Location:

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.


Grant:

The Phalia M. and Guy M. Kinder Fund

Geographic Location:

Cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, 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


Grant:

Community Impact Funds

Geographic Location:

City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry and Patrick

Focus Area

Varies


 

 

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