September 1, 2016 (Danville, VA) – The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announces that it has developed an Agency Emergency Fund as part of its “20 Years of Impact” Celebration. The Fund will offer assistance on a one-time basis to Danville/Pittsylvania County/Caswell County/Halifax County nonprofit agencies which have prior grant experience with The Community Foundation. Agency Emergency Fund grants can be awarded for up to $25,000 no more than once in a five-year period.
Agency Emergency Fund Program Details
Emergency grant requests will only be considered by the Foundation if it is determined that:
- The request is time-sensitive in nature and could not have been predicted or reasonably planned for and a response for the emergency is needed in 45 days or less.
- The request is to support a short-term urgent funding need created by an unforeseen event that has or will significantly interrupt essential services.
Requests may be submitted at any time by a nonprofit 501(c)3 agency located in and serving Dan River Region citizens. There are no deadlines for Agency Emergency Fund grants, requests can be submitted at any time. A total of $25,000 will be available annually to area nonprofits.
To initiate a request, an agency representative should contact CFDRR and provide an initial explanation of the emergency situation. If the situation is considered to potentially meet the emergency grant criteria, the agency is invited to submit a formal proposal.
Proposals should be submitted in electronic format and should include a completed CFDRR grant cover sheet (download the cover sheet here), proposal narrative, budget and all attachments in one PDF file. To view full details on eligibility, selection criteria, and application procedures click here.
If granted the Agency Emergency Fund, the nonprofit agency will have a report due one month after the funds have been expended or three months after the grant is awarded, whichever is earlier. Access the Grant Report Form here.
For more information or to discuss a proposal, please contact:
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is an independent, 501(c)3 public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of local civic leaders to gather permanent funds to support our area. The Foundation services a region from Martinsville/Henry County through Danville/Pittsylvania County to South Boston/Halifax County, including Caswell County and the neighboring North Carolina counties.
(DANVILLE, VA) – The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is currently accepting grant applications from 501(c) 3 charitable organizations serving Halifax County. Applications must be submitted online through the Foundation’s web site www.cfdrr.org. The deadline for all applications is September 30, 2016. One or two grants are typically awarded of $1,000 or less per cycle.
The Halifax County Advisory Committee will review the applications and recommend which organizations will be awarded later this year.
The Fund for Halifax County is a unique opportunity for citizens, organizations and businesses to help build an endowment to improve and enrich lives in Halifax County. Major General Carroll Thackston presented the Foundation with the first gift for The Fund for Halifax County in 2010. Thackston served on the Community Foundation Board of Directors for six years. Other Halifax County representatives have also served on the Foundation’s Board. Logan Young just retired after six years on the Foundation’s Board and Finance Committee and William Kelehar is currently serving on the Board.
Several other funds with The Community Foundation also benefit Halifax County.
• The South Boston Medical Fund was created with The Community Foundation in 2011 to support indigent care in Halifax County and general Halifax County charitable causes.
• Benjamin M. Sugg established a fund in 2000 to provide annual grants to the Clover Cemetery.
• The Gideon Miller Cancer Fund was endowed in 2014 and recently awarded first grants to organizations that assist cancer patients and their families in Danville, Pittsylvania County and Halifax County.
• The RiverBank Fund recently awarded two of its first grants to Halifax County Department of Tourism and the Roanoke River Basin Association for projects in Virginia and North Carolina earmarked for the protection and revitalization of the Dan River.
The Community Foundation continues to encourage donations of all sizes and types to help build The Fund for Halifax County or any of these other funds. Checks should be made to The Community Foundation, with the fund specified, and mailed to 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541. Online gifts can be made at www.cfdrr.org. Gifts of stock, life insurance, and personal property can be accepted, as well as will bequests.
The Community Foundation has made over $1,000,000 in grants to Halifax County organizations since its formation in 1996. In 2003, the Chastain Home for Gentlewomen gave a gift of $1,030,000 to The Community Foundation to provide three years of grantmaking to charitable organizations assisting elderly women in Halifax County.
The Community Foundation is a public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of civic leaders to meet a variety of social, educational, cultural and other charitable needs in the Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County area, as well as Halifax County and Northern North Carolina.
The Community Foundation is a fully tax-exempt organization. Individuals, businesses or organizations may establish their own fund or may contribute any amount to existing funds. Organizations interested in receiving more information should contact The Community Foundation office at 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541, (434) 793-0884 or visit www.cfdrr.org.
August 1, 2016 – DANVILLE, VA – The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announced today online grant applications are now open for a second round of RiverBank Fund grants. The Fund was established in 2014 to gather donations earmarked for the protection and revitalizion of the Dan River.
Grant applications must be completed online here from August 1 – September 15, 2016. Nonprofit 501c3 organizations and governmental entities including towns and public schools can apply. Projects should primarily benefit the Dan River Basin, including Patrick, Henry, Pittsylvania, Halifax, Mecklenburg counties and City of Danville (VA) and Stokes, Caswell, Rockingham Counties (NC). Anticipated grant ranges are $5,000 – $50,000 with opportunities for possible larger regional grant awards.
The RiverBank Fund’s mission is to steward resources and provide community support to assure the Dan River is beautiful, protected and central to the recreational and economic well-being of our region for generations to come.
Eligible programs should address at least one of the five focus areas:
- Responsibly address water quality for regional residents and companies.
- Encourage new development that ecologically features the River.
- Improve the cleanliness of the River and the Basin and help protect it from environmental threats.
- Increase access to the River for family-friendly sports, recreation and entertainment.
- Effectively promote the River to build regional pride and encourage tourism.
A regional advisory committee is helping to guide the development of the fund and the strategic disbursement of grant funds.
Donations to the RiverBank Fund are still being sought from individuals, organizations and businesses that have interest in helping to improve the quality and caliber of life all along the Dan River. Donations may be made online at www.RiverBankFund.org.
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is a public 501c3 charity that serves a region from Martinsville/Henry County through Mecklenburg County in Virginia as well as the neighboring North Carolina counties. The footprint of the Foundation and its experience in administering grant funds allowed the RiverBank Fund to be established quickly and efficiently.
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is currently accepting applications for the competitive grant cycle. Area non-profits serving Danville/Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina, with a current 501(c)3 are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted online through the Foundation’s web site www.cfdrr.org. The deadline for all applications is August 8, 2016.
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is an independent, public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of local civic leaders to gather permanent funds to support our area.
While the Foundation works with donors to establish funds and scholarships to benefit any geographic area, our primary service area is Danville/Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina.
Community foundations are established to manage a collection of separate funds created by individuals and corporations – a community of donors – to enhance the quality of life in a local area. These funds are pooled and invested under the direction of a board of directors comprised of community leaders.
The Community Foundation is a fully tax-exempt organization. Individuals, businesses or organizations may establish their own fund or may contribute any amount to existing funds. The Community Foundation may be contacted at 541 Loyal Street, VA 24541, (434) 793-0884 or www.cfdrr.org.