Connecting You to Your Community

Our Mission

Our Mission

Our Mission

Donor Mary North with former board members Margot Sebba and Beth Obenshain

The mission of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley is to enrich our community by providing professional management services to donors for their charitable causes, awarding visionary grants and scholarships, and nurturing collaborations in our community.

Achieving Excellence...

Our Mission

Since the early work of the founders of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley the focus has been on building a better community, for now and for the future. Our values of transparency, sound financial stewardship, and leadership in service to community are a critical part of our interaction with organizations, donors and our broader region. We are a publicly supported, nonprofit organization classified as a 501c3 by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). All gifts to the Community Foundation are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

The CFNRV is confirmed in compliance with the Council on Foundation's National Standards for Community Foundations, a prestigious designation demonstrating excellence in philanthropic practice. 

By the Numbers...

      Total Assets: $ 8.7 million

      Number of Funds: 152

      Grants & Scholarships Awarded in 2013: $ 299,953   

      Total Grants &Scholarships Awarded Since 1997: $ 3.0 million

      2012 Longterm Investment Pool Return: 19%

      Workshop & Program Participants Served in 2013: Over 1,000 


Our Mission

Former board members John Cosby, Peg Driscoll and Ben Crawford