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8th Annual Giving Day Exceeds Expectations, Raises Over $519,000 for Area Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) once again, held its largest giving day yet, GiveLocalNRV on Wednesday, June 23rd, to help over 90 nonprofits across the New River Valley raise money and draw attention to the important [...]

2021-09-01T14:48:06-04:00July 21st, 2021|

Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications For its 2021 Responsive Grant Program

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce the call for applications for its 2021 Responsive Grant Program for regional nonprofits. The program responds to ongoing or emergent community needs as recognized by the area [...]

2022-05-05T16:38:13-04:00June 15th, 2021|

GiveLocalNRV: Helping Organizations Both Big and Small

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is holding its 8th Annual Giving Day, GiveLocalNRV on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, to help organizations both big and small raise money in the New River Valley. The Annual Online Giving [...]

2022-05-05T16:40:26-04:00June 8th, 2021|

Eggleston Community Rallies to Continue the Virginia Whittaker Memorial Scholarship Fund

Virginia Whittaker Eggleston’s favorite aunt, Miss Virginia Whittaker passed away in the fall of 2020. “Miss Virginia” as she was called, was a pillar in the community and carried a torch for education, service, and love for her community. After [...]

2022-05-04T10:21:10-04:00May 5th, 2021|

Community Foundation Kicks Off New Giving Society at Eastern Divide’s Charity Pint Night

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is launching its first giving society, The 1994 Society. The CFNRV was founded in 1994 by a small group of volunteers looking for a way to support their community for generations [...]

2022-05-05T16:42:51-04:00April 22nd, 2021|

Guidance Counselors Fund Started in Honor of Shirley R Van Dresser by her Six Daughters

Throughout her life, Van Dresser had an impact on countless children. Shirley Van Dresser was one of those special people who made an impact on everyone that she met. As a child, her father’s job required the family to move [...]

2022-05-05T16:55:35-04:00April 12th, 2021|

7th Annual Livability in Action Goes Virtual

The NRV Livability Initiative was a three-year regional planning process led by the NRV  Regional Commission and funded with a $1 million grant from the Federal Partnership of Sustainable Communities. The CFNRV was among many partner organizations that   assisted with [...]

2021-04-01T10:09:01-04:00April 1st, 2021|

Community Foundation Awards Over $117,000 in Scholarships to NRV Students

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce a record number of scholarships in 2021. $117,738 in scholarships will be awarded to 78 students from across the New River Valley. The CFNRV will host a [...]

2022-05-13T15:57:01-04:00March 31st, 2021|

Christiansburg Institute: A friend to the CFNRV, and mover and shaker in the New River Valley

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV)’s Board of Directors established a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force in 2020 to examine all aspects of the CFNRV’s work through our commitment to DEI. The Task Force and Board [...]

2021-03-23T13:40:57-04:00March 23rd, 2021|

First Steps Network Hosts First Parent-Facing Meet Yourself Session

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley’s collaborative network, First Steps, hosted a Meet Yourself session focused on supporting kids during the COVID-19 pandemic, on February 24th. First Steps is a network of agencies and individuals working to support [...]

2021-03-11T18:54:48-05:00March 8th, 2021|

Radford University Partners With Community Foundation to Support Local Nonprofits During MLK Day of Service

Radford University’s 8th Annual MLK Day of Service will look a little different amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, but students, faculty, and staff will continue their tradition of supporting New River Valley and Roanoke nonprofits using the Community Foundation of the [...]

2021-03-11T18:35:48-05:00January 15th, 2021|

Nonprofit Leadership Institute Pivots During COVID-19

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is proud to be a resource to the nonprofit community. Staff and volunteers at over 200 nonprofit organizations in the NRV commit their time, expertise, and money to making our community [...]

2022-10-14T15:42:29-04:00December 10th, 2020|
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