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The Roanoke Women’s Foundation (RWF) Grant


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Funding Source
Roanoke Womens Foundation
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Geographic Focus
USA: Virginia: The cities of Roanoke and Salem, and the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, and Franklin

Important Dates
LOI Date: 03/31/23
Deadline: 05/31/23 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs and services that benefit residents in eligible locations. Applicants must submit a preliminary application prior to submitting a full proposal. Funding is intended for projects and activities within the focus areas of arts and culture, health and human services, education, and the environment. Eligible applicants are located in the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, and Franklin.

Applicants should apply for programs, services, necessary infrastructure, or other initiatives that support the organization’s core mission.

Focus Areas:

  • Arts and Culture: Cultural programs, participation in the arts, arts education
  • Education: Educational opportunities for children and/or adults
  • Environment: Improvement, preservation, revitalization or awareness of public spaces, facilities, or natural resources
  • Health and Human Services: Improvement of people’s mental and/or physical well-being.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Organizations eligible to apply for a Roanoke Women’s Foundation grant must be:
- Tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independent of a financial sponsor (local affiliates may apply under the 501(c)(3) of the national organization) for a minimum of 36 consecutive months.
- Located in or providing services in the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, and Franklin. Please note: One hundred percent (100%) of RWF grant funds must be used in our defined service area.
- If you have previously been awarded an RWF grant, there is a five-year waiting period to become eligible to apply again.

Applicants should submit a proposal budget of at least $30,000.

Grants will not be provided for:
- Debt reduction, operating deficits, interim or bridge funding, or endowment funding.
- Individuals or private foundations.
- Activities that are religious or political in nature.
- Fund drives, annual appeals, fundraising events, or general capital campaigns.

Pre-Application Information
Grant Process Timeline:
- March 1: Phase I Applications accepted from all qualified charitable organizations.
- March 31: Phase I Application deadline (Must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. No exceptions)
- April: RWF Grants Committee reviews and evaluates Phase I Applications.
- May 1: Agencies notified via email whether or not they have been selected to submit a Phase II Application.
- May 31: Phase II Application deadline (Must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. No exceptions)
- June-August: Follow-up phone calls and/or site visits conducted by RWF Grants Committee.
- September: RWF selects finalists and notifies all Phase II applicants whether or not they are selected for the ballot.
- November: Grants awarded at the RWF Annual Awards Luncheon. Recipients will be notified in advance of the date and invited to attend

Application Process:

Eligibility Criteria:

Important Dates:


Term of Contract
Applicants should propose to expend funds within 24 months.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For technical questions regarding our online application, please contact

The Roanoke Women's Foundation
P.O. Box 8976
Roanoke, Virginia 24014

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