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The Roanoke Women’s Foundation

Phase I Applications accepted: March 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016.  (Applications MUST be submitted by 4:00 p.m. on March 31, 2016.  No exceptions!)

Phase II Applications due (if selected to submit): Must be submitted May 27, 2016 by 4:00 p.m. No exceptions!

Priorities: Provides support to arts and culture, health and human services, educational and environmental programs

Geographical areas: RWF awards grants to organizations in or serving in the cities of Roanoke and Salem and the counties of Roanoke, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd and Franklin County

Typical Grant size: Request MUST be a mininum of $30,000

Grants Process
Foundation for Roanoke Valley (FRV) will accept The Roanoke Women's Foundation (RWF) Phase I Applications from all qualified charitable organizations. The Roanoke Women’s Foundation (RWF) Grants Committee will review and evaluate the Phase I Applications.  If a Phase I Application is selected for further consideration, FRV staff will notify the organization via email and request a Phase II Application.  Phase II Applications are due May 27, 2016 by 4:00 p.m.  Please keep in mind that the RWF values concise, well-chosen language in all submissions.  After the RWF Grants Committee reviews and evaluates the Phase II Applications, it will recommend up to ten applications for the final ballot.  Ballots are mailed to all RWF members and grants are awarded at the RWF Annual Luncheon in November. 

PLEASE NOTE: If an organization is awarded a RWF grant, there is a five-year waiting period to become eligible to apply again. For example, an organization awarded a RWF grant in 2014 would be eligible to submit an application in 2020.

March 1: Phase I Applications accepted

March 31: Phase I Application deadline (Must be submitted by 4:00 p.m.)

May 1: Agencies will be notified via email of request to submit a Phase II Application  (Denial emails will be sent as well.)

May 27: Phase II Application deadline (Must be submitted by 4:00 p.m.)
June—September: Follow-up phone calls and/or site visits conducted by RWF Grants Committee
September: Finalists selected (FRV will notify all Phase II applicants whether or not they are selected for the ballot.)
November: Grant announcements


How to Apply?

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

Please print the Roanoke Women's Foundation question sheet to use as a reference as you are completing the online application.  Click here to download.  Be prepared to answer these questions in your Phase I Application using 6,000 characters or less to clearly and concisely describe your proposed project.


                                                                 ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION 

Please note: One hundred percent (100%) of RWF grant funds must be used in our defined service area.


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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