Since 2007, the Foundation has demonstrated vision and resilience while navigating the underlying issues that hinder community development. 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. 

We are honored to have received Not-For-Profit, Health and Human Services of The Year for Roanoke Regional Chamber’s 31st Annual Small Business Awards. Our President, Annette Patterson, also received Advocate of The Year in 2017. Thank you to those who continue to support our efforts in expanding an entrepreneurial ecosystem. 






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.

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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.