Congratulations to Children’s Trust in Roanoke VA. They have been awarded $15,000.00 for their Speak up Be Safe (SUBS)and Stewarts of Children (SOC) programs. The goal is to educate 7,500 school children in the next 3 years. and 1000 SOC facilitators. They will also allocate funds to the Child Advocacy Centers, where they serve children that are victims of abuse and neglect. The programs serve the Cities of Roanoke and Salem, the Counties of Roanoke, Botetourt and Craig. This is the first year of a 3 year grant with funding for subsequent years contingent on them successfully raising funds from governments and the UW and individuals.
Congratulations Project Gateway, American Funds for Charities. They have been awarded a $25,000 for their work in KwuZulu Natal. Thier programs provide skill based training and mentoring in woodworking, metalwork, electrical training, sewing and crafts. The grant will be used for scholarships. Project Gateway
Congratulations Mill Mountain Theatre in Roanoke, VA. They have been awarded a $7,700 grant to offset ticket costs for Community discussion groups to family violence.
The Foundation is pleased to announce that five grants for $10,000 each, have been awarded for the Relief efforts in Nepal. The organizations are providing much needed aide to communities and families, as well as helping the many homeless children of Nepal. The organizations receiving the $10,000.00 grants are:
UNICEF – US FUND
Ecopolitan Eco – Health
Save The Children
Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Virginia. They have been awarded $10,000.00 to support their Project Learn program, which is an essential component of our overall programming at the BGCSWVA and is implemented five days a week at our 9th Street Club in southeast Roanoke. This ongoing program provides local youth with affordable after-school and summer programming that increases academic achievement and personal development so that youth stay in school, graduate high school on time, and go on to post-secondary education and rewarding careers.
Congratulations to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education. Their Mission is to “give everyone the opportunity to learn and develop the right skills so lives and communities are strengthened.” They have been awarded $25,000.00 to help fund two activities…Rural Horseshoe Initiative and Great Expectations. The Rural Horseshoe Initiative is a 10 year project designed to raise educational attainment levels and improve workforce skills in rural VA. Great Expectations Education Program for Foster Youth helps current and former foster youth gain access to a community college education and transition successfully to adulthood. This grant will fund 25 full-time career coaches to serve 300 students.
Women With a Cause Foundation in Denver, CO has been awarded a $20,000 grant to support women and their children while they attend classes that lead to a career path. Women with a Cause provides economic development programs that focus on education and skill training for women to enable them to be lifted out of poverty and lead to self-sufficiency. Women With a Cause is an all-volunteer organization. Congratulations and I look forward to watching your success.
A grant of $15,000.00 for 5 scholarships.
RT’s CBA is a 12 week/semester long adult entrepreneurship education course, accredited by St Peter’s University. 70% of CBA students are low income women. The foundation will sponsor 5 scholarships to provide tuition to this program. Over the last 10 years they have graduated 1,114 CBA Entrepreneurs with over 500 businesses and another 500+ in the planning stages.
Meeting our mission ..”Striving to make sustainable improvements in women and children’s rights, education and welfare.
Congratulations to the RTC!
We are happy to announce a grant award to the Batonga Foundation, Transforming Africa one girl at a time, Visit their website to learn more about their work at:
We are happy to announce support for Roots and Wings, who assist children who have aged out of the Foster system in New Jersey. Visit their website to read more about their work at: