Our Grantmaking

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley awards grants in a variety of ways. Review the grant programs below to learn more. Applications for these grants closed on Friday, July 19 at 5 p.m.

Responsive Grant Program

The Responsive Grant Program at the CFNRV is an annual grant program intended to respond to ongoing or emergent community needs as recognized by the area nonprofits serving those needs directly. This program focuses on providing up to $4,000 in operating support so nonprofits can use the funds where they are most needed. Learn more about our Responsive Grant program on this page.

Education Grant Program

The CFNRV manages several funds that award grants to public school systems. This program allows public school personnel to complete a single application to be considered by multiple funding sources. For those applicants who completed the Montgomery County Educational Foundation (MCEF) application in 2023, you will now use this Education Grant application to be considered for MCEF funding. Grants of up to $2,000 are available. Learn more about the Education Grant Program here.

Donor Advisor Forms

Are you a donor wanting to request that a grant(s) be made from your fund, outside of the competitive grants process to eligible nonprofit organization(s)? Please complete and submit this Nonbinding Request Form to To ensure grants are awarded within the calendar year, submit the form by December 1 of each calendar year.

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