Community Foundation Now Accepting Application 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 [...]

2021-06-15T12:08:45-04:00June 15th, 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|

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 [...]

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|

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|
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