Established in Roanoke in 1988, the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia seeks to enable people who love their community to give back and, to that end, administers many hundreds of named endowment funds ranging in size from a minimum of $10,000 to millions of dollars.
The foundation is inviting applications for its Winter Grant Cycle. The following funds will be accepting applications at the November 20 deadline:
The Roanoke Valley Children’s Fund — Grants will be awarded to organizations within the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke in support of efforts to address 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; and building healthy lives and productive citizens from the start.
The Phalia M. and Guy M. Kinder Fund — Grants will be awarded to organizations in the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Alleghany, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke which are engaged in preventing cruelty to animals; conducting research and medical advancement for the cure of diseases in animals; are engaged in the professional education of animal caretakers; or for programs that promote the positive relationship between humans and animals.
See the Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.