Roanoke, VA – The Junior League of Roanoke Valley (JLRV) announces $55,000 in funding was awarded this year through the JLRV community grants. The JLRV’s community focus is addressing poverty by connecting the community to existing resources and removing barriers to healthcare and food. The goal is to collaborate and build partnerships within the Roanoke Valley, connecting people to the resources they need.
Annually, the JLRV awards three grants to qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations: Care That Counts, Community Focus Grant, and the Apel Family Grant. This year, JLRV is excited to announce that they are fully funding requests from six organizations.
Community Focus Grant ($34,220):
- Center in the Square: $15,000 to fund the development and curriculum for their Virtual “Get Schooled!” Field Trip Videos.
- Family Promise of Greater Roanoke: $5,000 to assist with skill-building classes and enrichment opportunities for shelter residents.
- Roanoke Public Library Foundation: $14,220 to support the “Feed, Read, and Grow” – Virtual Lactation Support Group and Resource Center.
Care that Counts Grant ($15,780):
- Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline: $5,780 to provide programming and financial assistance to support 829 Girl Scouts in the Roanoke Valley.
- Girls on the Run: $5,000 to provide financial assistance for 30-45 participants in their physical activity-based positive youth development program.
- Presbyterian Community Center: $5,000 to fund their “Pathways for Youth” after-school program.
Apel Family Grant ($5,000):
- Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline: $5,000 to install a new water heater and well pump for Camp Icimani.
About the Junior League of the Roanoke Valley
The JLRV invests about $70,000 every year to better our local communities through grants, scholarships and volunteers, and is committed to our community focus of addressing poverty by connecting the community to existing resources and removing barriers to healthcare and food. Each year, applications for the three grants are open in the early fall.
Organized in 1926, the Junior League of Roanoke Valley, Inc. is an organization of women whose mission is to advance women’s leadership for meaningful community impact through volunteer action, collaboration, and training.
The Junior League of Roanoke Valley is a member of the Association of Junior Leagues International (AJLI). The AJLI, Inc. reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in and commitment to voluntarism.