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First Steps Session Brings Together NRV Educators to Discuss Remote Teaching and Learning

During the last several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, education and childcare has drastically changed with many children and families navigating hybrid and remote learning for the first time. Recently, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley’s (CFNRV) First [...]

2021-03-11T18:36:24-05:00November 23rd, 2020|

Donor Highlight: Giving Back to the Community that Gives so Much!

Harish Karunakaran grew up in a small town within Tamil Nadu, India. His father was a chemistry professor at the local university, and many of his teachers in middle and high school either had his father during their time at [...]

2021-03-11T18:36:39-05:00November 16th, 2020|

Community Foundation Awards Over $157,000 in Grants to 54 Nonprofit Organizations

Throughout the fall, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) has awarded $157,645 in grants to 54 nonprofit organizations through its Responsive Grant Program. The CFNRV manages over $10.6 million in more than 200 endowed funds created by [...]

2021-03-11T18:39:42-05:00November 16th, 2020|

Community Foundation Issues Call for 2021 Scholarship Applications

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce its annual call for scholarship applications, which opened October 1, 2020. High school students, college students, and adults returning to college in the New River Valley (NRV) [...]

2021-03-11T18:40:32-05:00October 5th, 2020|

New Online Grant Catalog Invites Community Members to Join the Community Foundation in making Grants to NRV Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) received nearly 100 applications to its 2020 Responsive Grant Program in July. For the first time in its twenty-five year history, the CFNRV is opening its grants process to the public, [...]

2021-03-11T18:40:55-05:00September 28th, 2020|

Philanthropic Giving During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly every aspect of our lives, and it has had a profound impact on local businesses, nonprofits, and governments. It has also left many individuals and families out of work or in need of basic [...]

2021-03-11T18:41:20-05:00September 16th, 2020|

Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, and Town of Christiansburg Announce Nonprofit Recovery Grant

Application Deadline: October 15, 2020 Montgomery County and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg have established a grant fund in response to COVID-19 to support the recovery of nonprofit organizations. The grant program is administered by all three localities with [...]

2021-03-11T18:42:28-05:00September 8th, 2020|

United Way of Wythe County Partners with Community Foundation to Continue Legacy of Giving

The United Way of Wythe County and the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) have joined forces to establish the Wythe County United Legacy Fund, an endowment that will support Wythe County nonprofits and those they serve for [...]

2021-03-11T18:43:59-05:00August 25th, 2020|

Senator Tim Kaine meets leaders from the CFNRV’s First Steps Initiative on Childcare

Accessing affordable, high-quality childcare in the New River Valley has long been a challenge for parents. That is why of one of the priorities of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley’s (CFNRV) Fund of the NRV is investing [...]

2021-03-11T18:44:46-05:00August 10th, 2020|

7Th Annual Giving Day Exceeds Expectations, Raises Over $415,000 For Area Nonprofits

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) held its largest giving day yet, GiveLocalNRV on Wednesday, June 24th, to help over 80 nonprofits across the New River Valley raise money and draw attention to the important work they [...]

2021-03-11T18:47:52-05:00July 6th, 2020|
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