Eggleston Community Rallies to Continue the Virginia Whittaker Memorial Scholarship Fund

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 she graduated [...]

2021-05-05T12:07:14-04:00May 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 [...]

2021-05-08T12:32:04-04:00April 22nd, 2021|

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

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 a lot. At times she would be in two different school [...]

2021-04-28T10:27:59-04:00April 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 [...]

2021-04-16T13:51:44-04:00March 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|

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 [...]

2021-03-11T18:36:07-05:00December 10th, 2020|

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|

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|
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