Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Foundation Accepting Letters of Intent for The Roanoke Women's Foundation

Foundation for Roanoke Valley is accepting Letters of Intent for The Roanoke Women's Foundation (RWF) for organizations providing programs that support arts and culture, health and human services, and education and environment. Interested tax-exempt organizations should check the Foundation's website, www.foundationforroanokevalley.org, to learn how to apply.

RWF has switched to a new two-stage application process. Qualified organizations must first submit a Letter of Intent online by April 5.  

If the Letter of Intent is selected for further consideration, the organization will be asked to submit a full proposal. Up to ten proposals will go on the ballot for a vote by RWF members. Grant winners will be announced at a luncheon in November.

Foundation for Roanoke Valley has served the Roanoke Valley for more than 20 years and currently administers over 240 named endowment funds totaling $43 million on behalf of the community.  The Foundation works diligently to help local individuals and families establish permanent charitable legacies which will touch the community now and for generations to come.  For more information about Foundation for Roanoke Valley, visit www.foundationforroanokevalley.org.

Foundation Awards $12,113 to Local Nonprofit Organizations

Foundation for Roanoke Valley has awarded $12,113 to nonprofit organizations through the Roanoke Valley Children’s Fund.  The Fund supports programs that address the needs of children from prenatal care to their sixth birthday.

The following organizations have been awarded funding: Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center received $2,500 to support the “After the Diagnosis” workshop by providing funds to purchase ABLLS-R kits, resource brochures, and autism videos; Child Health Investment Partnership received $5,000 to support the “Parents as Teachers” curriculum; Greenvale School, Inc. received $2,913 to offer tuition scholarships assistance to disadvantaged families; Unbridled Change received $1,000 to purchase specialized children’s riding equipment for children ages 2-5; and Young Audiences received $700 to provide one Curriculum Plus performance as a Salem City Elementary School for preschoolers.