About Us

Giving Today to Shape Tomorrow

Our vision is a productive, healthy, and vibrant New River Valley. Our mission is to encourage charitable giving, nurture collaboration, and invest in lasting solutions that enhance the quality of life for all in the New River Valley.

At the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV), we help individuals, families, and businesses create and sustain a vibrant, supportive community, now and for generations to come. We match our donors’ unique interests, ideas, and passions with the charitable organizations making a positive impact in our region every day.

Since beginning our work in 1994, the CFNRV has worked with donors to create more than 200 endowed funds that support nonprofit organizations and students in our community each year through grants and scholarships.

We are a publicly supported, nonprofit organization classified as a 501c3 by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). We are also confirmed in compliance with the Council on Foundation’s National Standards for Community Foundations, a prestigious designation demonstrating excellence in philanthropic practice.

Children’s Trust, 2019 Grantee

Our Values

The CFRNV’s values of integrity, stewardship, vision, collaboration, inclusivity, leadership cultivation, and responsiveness are a critical part of our interaction with organizations, donors, and our broader region.

INTEGRITY: We are thoughtful, honest, professional, and accountable in all aspects of our work.

STEWARDSHIP: We nurture long-term relationships, safeguard donor intent, and ensure the resources entrusted to us are protected and invested in positive, lasting outcomes for our region.

VISION: We use holistic, innovative, and strategic approaches to create long-term impact, provide leadership, and improve quality of life.

COLLABORATION: We build our community’s capacity by forging partnerships to solve problems and increase our collective impact.

INCLUSIVITY: We elevate voices representing diverse experiences and foster opportunities for engagement and understanding to effectively serve all NRV residents.

LEADERSHIP CULTIVATION: We support emerging and established community leaders through peer learning, sharing resources, and building relationships to make their work as effective as possible.

RESPONSIVENESS: We are open to new ideas, partnerships, and programs that address key community issues.

We invite you to learn more about what we do.

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