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Nonprofit Leadership Institute Pivots During COVID-19

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is proud to be a resource to the nonprofit community. Staff and volunteers at over 200 nonprofit organizations in the NRV commit their time, expertise, and money to making our community a better place, often with limited budgets and increasing demands. The Nonprofit Leadership Institute initiative builds on the CFNRV’s strong…

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Montgomery County, Town of Blacksburg, and Town of Christiansburg Announce Nonprofit Recovery Grant

Application Deadline: October 15, 2020 Montgomery County and the Towns of Blacksburg and Christiansburg have established a grant fund in response to COVID-19 to support the recovery of nonprofit organizations. The grant program is administered by all three localities with assistance from The Community Foundation of the New River Valley. Funding for the Nonprofit Recovery Grant is provided by the…

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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 do for the region. The event exceeded its $325,000 fundraising goal, bringing in $415,221 from nearly 1900 unique donors. In the…

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Inaugural Teams Complete the First NRV Nonprofit Accelerator

Participants, mentors, and supporters came together on May 8, 2019, to celebrate the completion of the first Nonprofit Accelerator at Great Road on Main in downtown Christiansburg. An initiative of the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV), the Accelerator aimed to apply the Silicon Valley concept of a startup accelerator to regional nonprofits, helping organizations with limited budgets…

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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 worked with mentors drawn from business and higher education communities to review their core missions, articulate their value, identify challenges,…

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