Foundation for Roanoke Valley has awarded $39,000 to nonprofit organizations through its Katherine Nelson Fishburn Foundation Fund. The Fund, advised by The Fishburn Family, supports cultural, educational, and social services programs in Craig, Botetourt, and Roanoke counties and the cities of Roanoke and Salem.
Apple Ridge Farm was awarded $5,000 to support its 2012 Academic Summer Camp. This camp offers youth ages 6-16 the opportunity to enjoy the camp experience while gaining life skills that will serve them in their home environment. Bradley Free Clinic was awarded $2,000 to bring students from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry to Roanoke. Child Health Investment Partnership was awarded $2,000 to support the Helpful Opportunities for Parents to Excel program. Children’s Trust Roanoke Valley was awarded $2,000 to support the Good Touch/Bad Touch program.
Community Christmas Store was awarded $1,000 to purchase clothing for children and disabled and senior adults. Family Service of Roanoke Valley was awarded $1,000 to provide case management and counseling services to older adults and their families. Feeding America Southwest Virginia was awarded $3,000 to support the Food Distribution Program. Greenvale School Inc. was awarded $1,500 to cover the cost for teachers to enroll in a Child Development Associate certification program. Habitat for Humanity was awarded $2,000 to support the construction of a house for a family in need.
North Cross School was awarded $2,000 to provide scholarships for Fallon Park and Highland Park elementary schools to attend summer camp. Opera Roanoke was awarded $1,000 to support the free student ticket program. Planned Parenthood Health Systems Inc.–Roanoke was awarded $3,000 to provide multi-educational programs in the Roanoke Valley. Presbyterian Community Center was awarded $500 to support the Pathways for Youth program.
Roanoke Symphony Orchestra was awarded $2,000 to support the “Side-by-Side Family Concert: Music from Science Fiction Favorites.” Roanoke Valley Interfaith Hospitality Network was awarded $1,000 to provide direct client assistance to families making the transition from homelessness to permanent housing. Taubman Museum of Art was awarded $2,000 to offer scholarships to children attending its summer camp.
Virginia Western Community College Education Foundation was awarded $1,000 to reduce the tuition cost for the English as a Second Language class. West End Center was awarded $4,000 to support its Tutoring Program. Volunteer tutors are matched with children to provide assistance with homework assignments. Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences was awarded $3,000 to support its Annual Campaign.
Foundation for Roanoke Valley is the community foundation serving this region. The foundation has worked for more than two decades to administer and make grants from hundreds of named endowment funds on behalf of the community. Fore more information, visit Foundation for Roanoke Valley’s website at foundationforroanokevalley.org or call 985-0204.
– Submitted by Carly Oliver, Associate Director, Foundation for Roanoke Valley