Roanoke Women’s Foundation

RWF’s mission is to connect the power of women and their pooled financial resources to enhance the quality of life in our communities. Roanoke Women’s Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports arts and culture, education, the environment, and health and human services through a competitive grants process. The Foundation is funded by member donations.

roanoke Women’s Foundation News

New Grant Poised To Bring Opportunity To NW Roanoke Through New “EnVision Center”

Virginia Career Works – Blue Ridge and the City of Roanoke Redevelopment Housing Authority (RRHA) have been awarded a grant from the Roanoke Women’s Foundation to support the new EnVision Center located in the old Melrose Library. The Center will serve […] Read More

Women’s Foundation announces $360,000 in grants

Roanoke Women’s Foundation celebrated its 16th year of philanthropic giving Thursday by announcing the recipients of its 2020 grants.

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Roanoke Women’s Foundation gives $360,000 to community organizations

The Roanoke Women’s Foundation (RWF) gave out $360,000 to seven organizations during a virtual presentation. The foundation’s in the 16th year and supports arts and culture, education, the environment, and health and human services through a competitive grants process. All grants […] Read More

Local nonprofits work together to meet needs during coronavirus pandemic

In this time of need, local nonprofits are working together to maximize their resources. The Roanoke Women’s Foundation raised $18,000 within three or four weeks. “Amazed, surprised and delighted,” said Nancy Dixon, president of the Roanoke Women’s Foundation. Normally the foundation […] Read More

Roanoke Women’s Foundation announces grants

The Roanoke Women’s Foundation, celebrating its 15th anniversary, has awarded grants totaling $375,000 to six nonprofit organizations. The foundation supports arts and culture, education, the environment and health and human services through a competitive grants process. Funded by member donations, it […] Read More

2018 Roanoke Women’s Foundation Grants

Roanoke Women’s Foundation Awards $369,500 in 2018 grants  Roanoke, Va. (November 1, 2018) – Celebrating its fourteenth year, The Roanoke Women’s Foundation (RWF) has announced the recipients of its grant awards, the largest amount given to date. A total of $369,500 was […] Read More

Philanthropy Is Alive and Well at Roanoke Women’s Foundation

In a recent Roanoke Times editorial on the improving local arts and cultural scene (“Voting with their wallets,” June 21) you note that while individual charitable contributions are up, the “old-fashioned philanthropy” of the corporate sector is diminishing. Roanoke Valley should […] Read More