Why Give

Why Give to Our Community Foundation?

A group of five people stand outside. with their arms around each other smile.
Donors at the 2021 Celebration of Giving at the Pete Dye Golf Course in Radford.

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley exists to serve our donors and to make your charitable giving more impactful. When you choose to work with us for your philanthropy, you join a group of dedicated individuals, families, and businesses united by a passion for making a difference in our region.

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By establishing an endowed fund at our Community Foundation you are contributing to a permanent charitable giving account that will grow and produce income over time. This will enable you to give grants and carry out your charitable objectives in perpetuity. We are dedicated to making sure the spirit of our donors’ gifts are honored through time and changing circumstance. Donors can feel comfortable making gifts through our Community Foundation because of our permanence, professional investment management, and oversight role. We make sure our donors’ wishes are met by the recipient organizations.


You have the flexibility to address a variety of your charitable priorities. You can set up a fund within your lifetime or create a lasting legacy through a bequest of other planned giving tool.  We take pride in our ability to customize services to meet our donors’ charitable goals. You may establish a fund that supports charitable organizations or programs you care about, areas of greatest need in the community, or a broad field of interest. You may also contribute to an existing fund or make an unrestricted gift that our Board of Directors will invest in the community on your behalf.


Your fund will share the costs of a knowledgeable staff, enjoy excellent financial management and benefit from a closely monitored investment strategy.  Our staff and volunteers have broad experiences and a nuanced understanding of community issues and needs. We work hard to ensure that our donors’ charitable giving is as effective as possible. We help multiply the impact of donors’ gifts by leveraging and pooling gifts and grants together.


You can establish a fund with a simple governing document developed by the foundation’s knowledgeable staff. Giving should warm your heart, not burden you with tax complications and ongoing administrative details. We provide highly personalized service tailored to an individual’s charitable interests and financial circumstances. We can partner with professional advisors in service to clients who wish to individualize their approaches to charitable giving and to receive maximum tax advantage under federal law for their gifts.

Learn more about types of gifts or how to establish a fund.

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