Events

Danville Lions Foundation Supports Local Organizations

The Danville Lions Foundation presented two generous donations to The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region and Boys & Girls Clubs of Danville Area. The Danville Lions Foundation Scholarship is being established with The Community Foundation. Scholarship applications will be accepted next year for Danville-Pittsylvania and Caswell County High School graduates who are pursuing a health-related profession, with a preference for those in a graduate level of study, especially …
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The Fund for Halifax County Awarded

The Fund for Halifax County has awarded its fourth round of grants, thanks to the work of the Halifax County Advisory Committee. The committee consists of a few prominent members of Halifax County who wish to see the county grow and prosper. After carefully reviewing the applications received, they chose Main Street United Methodist Church – Jane Jones Food Pantry to receive $1,150. The committee also chose to award the …
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$617,000 IN NEW GRANTS; MORE THAN $18 MILLION GIVEN SINCE FORMATION

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announced today a total of $617,000 in new grants to 49 non-profit community agencies at a reception at the Danville Life Saving Crew Training Center. The Community Foundation was incorporated in 1996 and has already returned more than $18 million in community grants and scholarships.             This year’s grants contain $250,000 in funding made available by a …
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Appreciation Luncheon Features Stories of Impact

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region featured stories of impact by donors and grant recipients at its Appreciation Luncheon held Thursday, November 12, 2015 at the Danville Golf Club. Nearly 200 supporters heard from speakers representing three areas of The Community Foundation’s work – Give, Receive and Impact. Lauren Mathena shared how the Dan River Autism Awareness 5k helped to build the Autism Education Fund. Karen Harris described …
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Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship now endowed

The Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship has now been endowed with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. The Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship was created to provide scholarships to local African American students with a preference for those studying business or with an entrepreneurial interest. Applications will be accepted in January and February 2016 at www.cfdrr.org for the 2016-17 school year. Donations can still be made to the …
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Grant Applications Now Open for Halifax County

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is now accepting grant applications from 501(c) 3 charitable organizations serving Halifax County. One or two grants are typically awarded of $1,000 or less per cycle. Applications must be submitted online. The deadline for all applications is September 30, 2015. The Halifax County Advisory Committee will review the applications and recommend which organizations will be awarded later this year. The Fund for …
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$237,500 In RiverBank Fund Grants Awarded

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announced today eight grant awards totaling $237,500 from the RiverBank Fund. The Fund was established last year to gather donations throughout Virginia and North Carolina earmarked for the protection and revitalization of the Dan River.                             The following grants were approved by The Community Foundation’s RiverBank Fund Advisory Committee …
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