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Arts and Culture as drivers of Economic Development: Grants to carefully selected Roanoke Valley arts and culture projects that have an important and identifiable economic development component, strongly contribute to the overall vibrancy of the community, and which otherwise might not be possible.

Grant funding specifically limited to:

  • the production of public art work;
  • the production of community-wide arts and cultural events and performances; or
  • bringing major arts and cultural exhibits to the Valley.

Applications accepted: August 1, 2014 through September 5, 2014

Applications must be submitted online NO LATER than 4:00 p.m. on September 5, 2014.  Please allow sufficient time to complete and submit your application prior to this deadline.  NO PAPER APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED, AND NO EXTENSIONS WILL BE GRANTED!

Grant size: It is anticipated that $40,000 annually will be available for this portion of the initiative, and ONE GRANT for that full amount will be awarded in each of the initiative’s three years.

NOTE: The successful grantee will be ineligible to apply for any further grants under this portion of the initiative.

Eligibility requirements: Applicants must be a qualified charitable nonprofit organization in the cities of Roanoke or Salem or the counties of Botetourt, Craig, Franklin and Roanoke.

The Foundation does not fund grants to individuals, and is not interested in funding programs for which resources have already been raised or committed to a proposed project.

Tenative Timeline

August 1, 2014
Online application made available to local non-profits
September 5, 2014
October, 2014
Applications to be reviewed
November, 2014
Announce grant recipient at Annual Celebration
November 28, 2014
Grant checks are mailed

How to Apply?

Foundation for Roanoke Valley uses an ONLINE grant application process.  No paper applications will be accepted.



If you have questions about the online grant application please refer to the APPLICANT TUTORIAL before contacting Foundation staff. For all other questions please contact Michelle Eberly at 540.985.0204

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