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7th ANNUAL GIVING DAY EXCEEDS EXPECTATIONS, RAISES OVER $415,000 FOR AREA NONPROFITS

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) held its largest giving day yet, GiveLocalNRV on Wednesday, June 24th, to help over 80 nonprofits across the New River Valley raise money and draw attention to the important work they [...]

2020-07-06T16:45:29-04:00July 6th, 2020|

Community Foundation Now Accepting Applications for its 2020 Responsive Grant Program

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce the call for applications for its 2020 Responsive Grant Program for regional nonprofits. The program responds to ongoing or emergent community needs as recognized by the area [...]

2020-06-15T11:23:43-04:00June 15th, 2020|

Community Foundation Awards $32,000 in Third Round of COVID-19 Response Grants

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce $32,000 in its third round of grants to NRV nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The CFNRV announced its COVID-19 Response Grant Program in late March and has received [...]

2020-06-10T15:45:27-04:00June 10th, 2020|

GiveLocalNRV: Giving Day Helps Organizations Both Big and Small

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is holding its 7th Annual Online Giving Day, GiveLocalNRV on Thursday, June 24, 2020, to help organizations both big and small raise money in the New River Valley. This is an [...]

2020-06-03T16:16:08-04:00June 3rd, 2020|

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION AWARDS OVER $108,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO NRV STUDENTS

Community Foundation Awards Over $108,000 in Scholarships to NRV Students The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce a record $108,708 in scholarships to 81 students from across the New River Valley for 2020. The [...]

2020-05-26T09:15:39-04:00May 26th, 2020|

Community Foundation Awards $19,250 in Second Round of COVID-19 Response Grants

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce $19,250 in its second round of grants to NRV nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The CFNRV announced its COVID-19 Response Grant Program in late March and has received [...]

2020-05-15T11:15:28-04:00May 15th, 2020|

Community Foundation Welcomes Ashley Ege as New Director of Communications and Outreach

Community Foundation Welcomes Ashley Ege as new Director of Communications and Outreach The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) welcomed Ashley Ege to its staff as the Director of Communications and Outreach. In this new position, Ege will [...]

2020-05-11T08:38:16-04:00April 28th, 2020|

Community Foundation Awards $25,000 in First Round of COVID-19 Response Grants

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce $25,000 in its first round of grants to NRV nonprofits affected by COVID-19. The CFNRV announced its COVID-19 Response Grant Program in late March and received over [...]

2020-05-11T08:37:04-04:00April 20th, 2020|

Donors Can Take Advantage of Tax Benefits with End of Year Giving

We are accustomed to supporting our favorite charities at this time of year by sending in a check or making a contribution online, but there are many more tools at our disposal that make giving easy and provide tax benefits. [...]

2019-12-09T11:27:44-05:00December 9th, 2019|

Community Foundation Celebrates 2019 Grant Recipients and Baldwin Award Winner

On November 13, 2019, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) held a celebration at The Draper Mercantile in Pulaski to announce its 2019 Responsive Grant recipients and to announce the winner of the 2019 Vernon L. and [...]

2019-12-03T09:38:51-05:00December 3rd, 2019|

25 Years and Counting

Steve Gerus and Rosemary Blieszner established the very first endowment at the Community Foundation as a way to engage their entire family in giving back to the community. Focused on education, Steve, Rosemary, and their children began reading grant applications [...]

2019-11-19T11:01:30-05:00November 19th, 2019|