Giving Today to Shape Tomorrow
We invest in our community, now and for future generations, by encouraging charitable giving, supporting innovative programs, and nurturing collaboration.
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.
The CFRNV’s values of integrity, stewardship, vision, collaboration, flexibility, learning, and inclusivity 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 listen to our community, forge partnerships to solve problems and support the development of community leaders.
FLEXIBILITY: We are responsive and open to new ideas, partnerships, and programs that address key community issues.
LEARNING: We build our community’s capacity to overcome challenges by being a convener and providing opportunities for lifelong learning and shared problem-solving.
INCLUSIVITY: We value diverse voices and foster opportunities for engagement and understanding to serve all NRV residents.
We invite you to learn more about what we do.