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
*Encourage and improve literacy efforts in our youth; with an emphasis on Pre-k-3rd grade.
*Support 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.
*Promote healthy lifestyles, nutrition and improved fitness.
*Provide services to individuals with special needs

Cultural and Community Enhancement
*Promotes the role that arts and culture play in creating a vibrant community.
*Provide workforce development programs that train and educate individuals to meet the needs of local business for skilled workers.


Summer Grant Cycle

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Applications Open
: July 1
Application Deadline: July 19 (By 4:00 p.m.)
Grant Decisions Made: September

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 (Requests must be at least $10,000)

Applications Open: June 13
Application Deadline: July 12 (By 4:00 p.m.)
Grant Decisions Made: September

Geographic Location:

Organizations located in, and 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 Roanoke County

Focus Area

Addresses the broad needs of children from prental 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:

Mary Louise Home Fund/Marion S. and Willie Z. Camp Fund for Eldercare (Requests should be at least $30,000)

Geographic Location:

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

Focus Area

*Supports the care and needs of the elderly in the Roanoke Valley.


Grant:

Community Impact Funds

Geographic Location:

City of Martinsville, and the counties of Henry and Patrick

Focus Area

Varies


Family Wellness Grant Cycle

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Applications Open:
February 1
Application Deadline: February 20 (By 4:00 p.m.)
Grant Decisions Made: April

Grant:

Varies

Geographic Location:

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