Our Grantmaking

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is currently focused on awarding grants through our Responsive Grant Program. The program has specific application requirements, eligibility criteria, and available funding levels. The application for these grants will open on Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

Responsive Grant Program: application opens May 31, 2022

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  providing operating support versus programmatic support. Learn more about our Responsive Grant program here.

Nonprofit Accelerator

This is a non-traditional capacity-building program for agencies serving the New River Valley. The accelerator is meant for non-profit organizations interested in expanding capacity, scaling up, increasing their sustainability, testing a nonprofit program idea, re-examining a long-standing program, and/or transforming a program model. This accelerator experience includes a four-month program designed to advance the growth and impact of participating organizations through consulting, mentoring, and peer learning. This accelerator will provide the time, expertise and space necessary to reflect, change and act. This experience will be offered to 6-8 organizations annually. Learn more about the Nonprofit Accelerator opportunity.

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 cfnrv@cfnrv.org. To ensure grants are awarded within the calendar year, submit the form by December 1 of each calendar year.