Our Mission

The Advancement Foundation creates opportunities for dynamic community development by facilitating opportunities that empower citizens. TAF initiates, develops, and coordinates strategic action across all sectors of the community (nonprofits, business, government, and civic) in order to engage all citizens in transformative outcomes.

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 The Advancement Foundation is proudly an AmeriCorps VISTA and State Intermediary.

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Coaching Programs

TAF offers our Excel Life Coaching Programs. These programs are 4 weeks long and helps individuals create a strategic life plan.

Financial Programs

We offer multiple finance programs at TAF. We host a weekly financial management course, Financial Peace and VIDA. Financial Peace is a 1 to 1 match, up to $1,000; VIDA is a 8 to 1 match, up to $4,000. You must qualify for VIDA. TAF also offers a Home Buying Program. You can either do a weekly course or online at your convenience. Click HERE to Access eHome!

Business Programs

TAF strives to help entrepreneurs build and expand their businesses. We offer weekly business planning classes. We also have The GAUNTLET, which is the largest business competition held in this region.


Around Christmas last year a friend suggested I join the Gauntlet, and I am so thankful I did. I have owned my business since 2010, but there was still much I had to learn in the areas of marketing, bookkeeping, planning, etc. (…) In my case, the prizes helped me upgrade my website and get my wife and I to Taiwan and China to develop relationships and promote our online ESL business and study/homestay opportunities for Chinese students in Vinton. I highly recommend the Gauntlet!

Scott Dreyer Dreyer Coaching

Contact Us!

227 S. Pollard St., Vinton, VA 24179