Throughout the fall, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) has awarded $184,772 in grants to 56 nonprofits for operational support throughout the region through its Responsive Grant Program.

The CFNRV manages over $14.3 million in assets in 200 endowed funds created by NRV individuals, families, and businesses to award grants to charitable organizations and scholarships to students. In prior years, the Responsive Grant Program has awarded operating and programmatic support on issues like poverty, natural resource conservation, education, the arts, and housing. In 2020, the CFNRV Board of Directors decided to award up to $4,000 in only operational support to organizations, as starting or continuing projects during the pandemic was challenging. In 2021, the CFNRV Board of Directors decided to continue and award only operational support as the pandemic is ongoing. The CFNRV received over one hundred applications, and staff and volunteers then vetted the applications and made grant awards from dozens of endowed funds managed at the foundation. In addition to grants made from funds managed at the CFNRV, the CFNRV once again opened grants to the public through a grant catalog, allowing public contributions from individuals to help fund nonprofits.

Eric Chapman, CFNRV Board Member and Chair of the Distribution Committee was happy to see over $184,000 go out to local nonprofit organizations. “Each year, we are able to give more money out to local nonprofit organizations who are making a positive impact in our community. Unfortunately, we always run out of money and can’t fund every worthy organization that applies. As the Foundation grows, and more funds are started, we will continue to see the number of grants increasing. The great thing about the CFNRV is that even a small fund will give out a little money each year, and while we wish we could fund them all 100%, having the ability to give more than $184,000 because of the generosity of so many people in our community, is something that we are proud of.”

A complete list of grant recipients is below. The 2022 Responsive Grant Program will open online in June 2022 with a deadline in late July. Anyone interested in starting an endowed fund to support charitable work in the New River Valley should contact the CFNRV at 540-381-8999 or email jessicawirgau@cfnrv.org.

Adaire Theatre: $4,000 from the Mary E. Sanders Family Fund, Matthew Allen Special Memorial Fund, Art Alliance, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.

Beans and Rice, Inc: $4,000 from the Ann & HW Huff Family Fund, and Virgil Speaks Fund.

Blacksburg Interfaith Food Pantry (NRCA): $1,800 from the Jane Brugh Layman Endowment, Hurst Family Fund, and public contributions.

Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation: $1,000 from the Arts Alliance Fund.

Bland Ministry Center: $3,500 from the NRV Realtors Association Community Engagement Fund, and Wythe County United Legacy Fund.

Blue Mountain School: $2,000 from the Luba Fabrycky Memorial Fund, Jackson S. Copenhaver Fund, and Margaret & Samuel Tollison Family Fund.

Brain Injury Services of SWVA: $3,500 from the Wythe County United Legacy Fund, and Hazelton Family Fund.

Calfee Community and Cultural Center: $4,000 from the Warren Lloyd Holtzman Merit Grant Fund, Stuart Grassroots Leadership Fund, Piscura Family Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.

Cayambis Institute for Latin American Studies in Music: $804 from the Blue Roads Educational Fund.

CHIP of the NRV (NRCA): $2,000 from the Giles Fund, Jacobs Family Fund, and Hurst Family Fund.  

Children’s Trust – NRV Children’s Advocacy Center: $2,148 from the David & Lillian Francis Charitable Fund, and Loving Care Fund.

College Mentors for Kids: $3,120 from the Piscura Family Fund, Gerus-Blieszner, Hurst Family Fund, and public contributions.

Emergency Assistance Program (NRCA): $2,000 from the Ghia Borg Memorial Fund, and Piscura Family Fund.

Emergency Needs Task Force of Pulaski County: $4,000 from the Ann & HW Huff Family Fund.

Family Resource Center: $2,000 from the Wythe County United Legacy Fund.

Fine Arts Center for the NRV: $500 from the Hurst Family Fund, and public contributions. 

Free Clinic of Pulaski County: $4,000 from the Ann & HW Huff Family Fund.

Floyd Center for the Arts: $2,000 from the Rosina and Dean Carter Fund for the Visual Arts, and Hurst Family Fund.

Floyd County Historical Society: $1,000 from the Floyd Fund.

Floyd County Humane Society: $700 from the Floyd Fund.

Giles Animal Rescue: $1,000 from the Giles Fund.

Giles County Christian Service Mission: $4,000 from the Giles Fund.

Giles Health and Family Center: $2,000 from the Giles Fund.

Giles County Shelter: $4,000 from the Giles Fund.

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys: $100 from public contributions.

Habitat for Humanity of the NRV: $2,100 from the Giles Fund, and public contributions.

Healthy Floyd: $1,000 from the Floyd Fund.

Help Overcoming Poverty’s Existence (HOPE): $3,000 from the Wythe County United Legacy Fund.

InStill Mindfulness: $1,000 from the Floyd Fund.

Justice & Peace Cmte, Holy Family Catholic Church: $2,000 from the Loving Care Fund, and Giles Fund.

Lead Mines Rescue Squad: $4,000 from the Ghia Borg Memorial Health Care Fund, and Wythe County United Legacy Fund.

Literacy Volunteers of the NRV: $4,000 from the Loving Care Fund, Shuler Family Reading Fund, Hazelton Family Fund, 4-17 Fund, and Mary Risacher Fund.

Live Work Eat Grow Inc.: $2,000 from the Bea Kalka Endowment, and Mary Risacher Fund.

Lyric Council Inc. $3,000 from the Arts Alliance Fund, MANISTAL, and Hurst Family Fund.

McHarg Elementary School: $1,000 from the Nicholson Family Fund.

Montgomery County Christmas Store: $4,000 from the Janice Woodard Endowment, Talbot Family Fund, and Loving Care Fund.

Montgomery Museum of Art & History: $2,000 from the Arts Alliance, and Hurst Family Fund.

Mountain Community Action Program: $2,000 from the Wythe County United Legacy Fund.

Mountain View Humane: $2,000 from the Paws & Claws Fund, MANISTAL, Community Services Fund, Joann and JB Sutphin Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.

Mullins Trailer Park Ministry: $4,000 from the Giles Fund.

New River Family Shelter: $2,000 from the Diana, Princess of Wales Fund, Nelle Oakey Ryan Gardner Fund, and Miller Family Fund.

New River Valley Agency on Aging: $4,000 from the Ann & HW Huff Family Fund, and Silver Care.

New River Valley Agency on Aging – ESL Project: $100 from public contributions.

New River Valley HOME: $100 from public contributions.

New River Valley Senior Services: $4,000 from the Worthington-Dolloff Cancer Treatment Fund.

NRV CARES: $4,000 from the Children’s Shelter Home Fund, and Parenting Skills Fund.

NRV Disability Resource Center: $4,000 from the Giles Fund and Cottingham-Stuart.

NRV Glean Team: $4,000 from the Jim & Sue McAlister Family Fund, Carolyn & Donald Rude Family Fund, Susan Garrison Memorial Fund, Wellness Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.

One-on-One Literacy Program of Wythe & Grayson Counties: $2,000 from the Wythe County United Legacy Fund.

Plenty!: $4,000 from the Floyd Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.

Pulaski Community Youth Center: $4,000 from the Ann & HW Huff Family Fund.

Pulaski Daily Bread: $3,000 from the Ann & HW Huff Family Fund, and the Hurst Family Fund.

Radford Heritage Foundation (Glencoe Mansion, Museum & Gallery): $150 from public contributions.

Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread: $550 from the Hurst Family Fund, and public contributions.

Rx Partnership: $4,000 from the Home-Hunger-Health Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Health Care Fund.

Springhouse Community School: $2,000 from Young Women’s Life Experiences Fund, and Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.

St. Michael Lutheran Church – Micah’s Backpack: $4,000 from the Children’s Shelter Home Fund, and Loving Care Fund.

SustainFloyd: $2,000 from the Floyd Fund, and the Litschert Family Fund.

The June Bug Center: $4,000 from the JJ Fund, Kathy & Bill Sanders Fund, Youth Awareness Fund, Ghia Borg Memorial, Piscura Family Fund, and Highlands Fund.

To Our House (NRCA): $2,000 from the Piscura Family Fund, Giles Fund, and the Hurst Family Fund.

Valley Interfaith Childcare Center: $4,000 from the Luba Fabrycky Memorial Fund.

Virginia CARES (NRCA): $2,000 from the Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.

Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom: $4,000 from the Piscura Family Fund, Giles Fund, and Litschert Family Fund.

Virginia Hunters Who Care, Inc.: $2,000 from the Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.

Vittles for Vets: $300 from the Giles Fund.

Warm Hearth Foundation: $2,000 from the Ghia Borg Memorial Fund.

Wilderness Road Regional Museum: $4,000 from Ghia Borg Memorial Fund. 

Women’s Resource Center of NRV: $4,000 from the Hawk’s Ridge Fund, David & Lillian Francis Charitable Fund, Piscura Family Fund, and Giles Fund.

Wonder Universe: $2,000 from the Giles Fund, Litchert Family Fund, and Hurst Family Fund.

Wytheville Training School Cultural School: $4,000 from the Wythe County United Legacy Fund, Hulannie Jenkins and Kimberlyn Atherton-Jenkins Family Fund, and the Community Service Fund.

YMCA at Virginia Tech: $2,000 from the Cottingham Stuart Fund.

YMCA of Pulaski County: $4,000 from the Ann & HW Huff Family Fund.