Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Foundation for Roanoke Valley Awards $24,550 in grants from its Larry Woodrow Vest Fund to Local Non-Profits

Foundation for Roanoke Valley has awarded $24,550 to non-profit organizations through its Larry Woodrow Vest Fund. The Fund supports a wide range of community needs and focuses on charitable organizations providing services to Floyd County residents.

 Floyd County Historical Society was awarded $4,800 to purchase a computer, wireless networking, and website upgrades to allow the Historical Society to make available on its website a number of archived photos.  Med-Ride was awarded $5,000 to provide transportation services to/from medical appointments for Floyd County residents.

Partnership for Floyd was awarded $5,000 to pay for the completion of a park pavilion.  Virginia Cooperative Extension was awarded $6,250 to support a food/nutrition program for low-income families in Floyd.  Young Audience of Virginia was awarded $3,500 to cover local artist’s fees and material costs for four Arts-in-Education performances and two hands-on workshops for its Curriculum Plus Project.
Foundation for Roanoke Valley, the region’s community foundation, currently administers over 250 named endowment funds on behalf of the community and works diligently to help local individuals and families establish permanent charitable legacies that will touch the community now and for generations to come.  For more information, visit Foundation for Roanoke Valley’s website at or call 540-985-0204.