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Announcing Recipients of 2019 Emergency Food Program Infrastructure Grants

Christiansburg, Virginia; April 2, 2019: The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Emergency Food Program Infrastructure Grants. Plenty!, Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread, Giles County Christian Service Mission, and Warm [...]

2019-04-02T11:54:58-04:00April 2nd, 2019|

GiveBigNRV 2019: Helping Organizations Both Big and Small

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is holding its 6th Annual GiveBigNRV Giving Day on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, to help organizations both big and small raise money in the New River Valley and draw attention to [...]

2019-03-22T10:48:19-04:00March 19th, 2019|

Roanoke Times Story Highlights 2019 Nonprofit Accelerator

The CFNRV's new Nonprofit Accelerator kicked off on January 23rd and 24th with a two-day workshop at the Floyd Event Center led by Chris Bennett and Sarah Milston of The Spark Mill. Staff and board members from seven nonprofit agencies [...]

2019-10-28T14:04:29-04:00February 7th, 2019|

First Steps Early Childhood Network Creates Valuable Connections

Launched by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV), First Steps is a network of organizations and individuals that provide programs and services for our region’s young children, their parents, and their caregivers. The CFNRV recognized that early [...]

2019-01-15T11:10:46-05:00January 15th, 2019|

Celebrating Our 2018 Scholarship Recipients

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) recently held its 2018 scholarship awards dinner in Edwards Hall at New River Community College to celebrate $65,318 in scholarships to 58 students. The two hundred guests included scholarship recipients and [...]

2018-08-06T16:55:09-04:00August 6th, 2018|

The NRV Food Access Network Survey- Get Involved!

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley, Feeding America SWVA, The New River Health District, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Family Nutrition program are partnering with Virginia Tech researchers on a study to better understand how to support the [...]

2019-01-15T11:12:16-05:00November 29th, 2017|

How do you decide which charity to support with your funds?

There is a common misconception about what matters when deciding which charity to support. Many believe that an organization’s overhead costs should only account for 15-25% of an organizations budget. The percent of charity expenses that go to what is [...]

2017-12-28T13:47:00-05:00November 15th, 2017|

Collaboration the Key to Network Success

In the New River Valley, a four county region in southwest Virginia, a multi-sector team has formed around interests of increased food access, improved healthy food choices, and exploring collective infrastructure models that could improve the food available and distributed [...]

2017-12-20T08:49:13-05:00August 10th, 2017|

Building A Network of Support for Children and Families

“No one would contest the fact that society’s first and best way to foster literacy, humanism, and a successful future lies within the opportunities provided for our very youngest citizens.” Ann Goette, Giles Early Education Project There is ample research [...]

2017-12-20T08:49:25-05:00May 7th, 2017|