About Roanoke Cultural Endowment
We believe in the arts + culture in Roanoke and we are committed to engaging Roanoke in a shared vision for the City and driving support for arts and culture. Support for the Roanoke Cultural Endowment reaches beyond local arts & culture and is an investment in a sustainable future of economic health and vitality for Roanoke.
Our Mission is to cultivate a legacy of stability, engagement, and vitality for arts and culture in the City of Roanoke through grant making.
What is the Roanoke Cultural Endowment?
The Roanoke Cultural Endowment is a non-profit community endowment formed in January 2015 by resolution from Roanoke City Council as a private-public fund comprised of both city dollars and private dollars.
Our vision is to foster the growth, vitality, and future of a vibrant community where arts and culture are accessible to all and valued as a critical component of a healthy region.
Our goal is to raise $20 million through public and private contributions within 10 years. The endowment will award grants to arts & cultural organizations once the endowment reaches $20 million. Fundraising will continue perpetually.
Staff & Board of Directors
Technology has made talent mobile. Talent is attracted to cities with vibrant cultures. Economic development occurs when cities have a strong workforce. Investments in creative initiatives can spur growth. The Roanoke Cultural Endowment exists to foster and facilitate this growth in Roanoke.