As we approach the end of national #CommunityFNDWeek, discover the latest news from CFDRR here. Discover updates about CFDRR’s 26th year Quality of Life Annual Appeal and the 2022 Donor Appreciation Luncheon, be reminded of important grant cycle deadlines, and read about recent grant awards!
The Community Foundation celebrated many of its donors on November 10, 2022, during its annual Donor Appreciation Luncheon. During the luncheon, the donors awarded Smokestack Theatre Company a $3,000 grant and Pittsylvania Historical Society a $2,000 grant as part of a pop-up giving circle demonstration. A pop-up giving circle is a short, interactive experience that enables a reflective and intentional group to discuss and make a collective gift in a brief period of time. Thank you to all who joined us in celebrating last Thursday!
That’s a wrap! Happy New Year from CFDRR! As our twenty-fifth anniversary year comes to a close, we celebrate the Foundation’s community impact since 1996. In the last twenty-five years, the Foundation has awarded $24 Million in grants to enhance quality of life across the Dan River Region; awarded $2.7 Million in scholarships to 1,371 students; received $51 Million in gifts given by Community Foundation Donors; and holds $51.5 Million in charitable assets dedicated to our region’s quality of life. Thank you for your generous support over the last quarter century. We look forward to creating many more years of community impact!
CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History
In 2008, CFDRR became the fiscal agent for the regional National Fund for Workforce Solutions Collaborative and created the Workforce Solutions Fund. CFDRR accepted local, regional, and national funding on behalf of local workforce development efforts, and returned this funding to the community through grants. This partnership ran through 2015. Danville became a Southern Virginia Certified Work Ready Community, the fifth community to do so in Virginia!
CFDRR would like to thank the 58 guests who celebrated with us at our 25th Anniversary Open House on Sept. 10! The celebration included speakers and spontaneous sharing of stories highlighting CFDRR’s history of impact. CFDRR held a surprise $2,500 grant drawing in recognition of nonprofit organizations that are so vital in helping CFDRR connect donors to the resources and causes important to them and our community. Congratulations to the Virginia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, serving Danville-Pittsylvania County, winner of the drawing! CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign will run until Dec. 31, with the goal of raising $25,000.