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CFNRV Scholarship Application Closing Soon

Above: At the CFNRV’s annual scholarship picnic, Andrea Leng (second from left), the 2022 recipient of the Benjamin Eiss Memorial Scholarship, poses with loved ones as well as the scholarship fund’s benefactors, Norman and Nancy Eiss (third and fourth from [...]

2023-01-23T16:39:10-05:00January 23rd, 2023|

Now hiring: First Steps Program Coordinator

OverviewThe First Steps Program Coordinator at the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) provides leadership and administrative support for First Steps: the NRV’s Early Childhood Education and Development Network. This position will focus on managing a four-year project [...]

2023-01-04T13:55:43-05:00December 19th, 2022|

Book Walks Get Attention of Beloved Author of “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”

At the Virginia Tech Duck Pond, a child helps place signs for a Book Walk. Throughout November, the Community Foundation's First Steps initiative worked with partners across the region to hold Book Walks featuring three classic children's books: If You [...]

2022-12-01T12:33:52-05:00December 1st, 2022|

Your support helps scholarship students

This Giving Tuesday, we're celebrating this global day of giving by sharing a story about one of our scholarship recipients, Sarah Rosario. Because of donors like you, we support New River Valley students like Sarah, a Virginia Tech senior studying [...]

2023-01-05T12:47:55-05:00November 28th, 2022|

CFNRV Awards $208,000+ to 71 Nonprofits

Above: Frances Emerson (left) and Grant Gerlich (right) from the Wytheville Department of Museums receive a grant check from CFNRV board president, Pat Hyer (middle) at the Grantee Reception on November 16. Christiansburg, Virginia; November 17, 2022: This fall, the [...]

2022-11-28T13:01:05-05:00November 17th, 2022|

Community Foundation of the NRV Opens Scholarship Application

Christiansburg, Virginia; October 25, 2022: Through the generosity of many donors, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) will give out more than $100,000 in scholarships in 2023 to New River Valley students. From now until January 30, [...]

2022-11-04T15:15:18-04:00October 26th, 2022|

First Steps Honors Early Childhood Champions

Above: 2022 Early Childhood Champion awardees (left to right): Bonnie Graham, Chelsea Naughton Sharlow, Shannon Marshall Mury, Judy Shelor, and Bonnie Caldwell, who is holding a red bandana in honor of her teammate and co-honoree, Ben Rowan. Christiansburg, Virginia; October [...]

2022-11-04T15:15:33-04:00October 6th, 2022|

CFNRV Engages Public in Grants Process

Christiansburg, Virginia; October 4, 2022: For the third consecutive year, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is offering its online Grant Catalog for the public to assist with the foundation’s Responsive Grants process. Each year, the foundation [...]

2022-10-06T14:28:28-04:00October 4th, 2022|

Community Foundation of the New River Valley’s 2022 Grant Application is Open

Christiansburg, Virginia; July 8, 2022: The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is accepting applications for its 2022 Responsive Grant program for organizations serving the New River Valley. These grants provide up to $4,000 in operating support to [...]

2022-10-06T14:29:21-04:00July 7th, 2022|

9th Annual GiveLocalNRV Giving Day Raises $508,000+ for Nonprofits

Christiansburg, Virginia; June 28, 2022: The New River Valley’s 9th Annual GiveLocalNRV Giving Day raised $508,531 for 95 nonprofits serving the region on Wednesday, June 22. Run by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV), this event raises [...]

2022-07-05T13:12:36-04:00June 30th, 2022|
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