The Community Foundation Accepting Grant Proposals Deadline July 23, 2009

For more information, contact Debra Dodson at (434) 793-0884

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is now accepting proposals for its next round of grant making. This is the thirteenth year the Foundation has awarded discretionary community grants, with over $7.7 million having been distributed so far.

Information has already been mailed to approximately 300 community non-profit organizations in Danville, Pittsylvania County and Caswell County. The Foundation is accepting Preliminary Request applications from 501c3 charitable organizations until July 23, 2009. The Preliminary Request applications should include a brief overview of the proposed project. The Foundation’s Distribution Committee will then select which organizations to ask to submit full grant applications.

With the help of a generous gift of $500,000 from the Danville Regional Foundation, the Community Foundation will have over $800,000 available for grants this year. Up to 50% of the Danville Regional Foundation funding will be earmarked for healthcare and human services.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is again accepting grant proposals June 11, 2009.

The Community Foundation Awards Over $163,000 in Scholarships to 65 Area Students

For more information, contact Debra Dodson at (434) 793-0884

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has awarded over $163,000 in scholarships to 65 area students. Presentations were recently made from 25 different scholarship funds within The Community Foundation at a scholarship reception held May 31, 2009 at Danville Education, Arts and Cultural Center.

“We are so excited to help open the doors of the future to so many students,” said Debra L. Dodson, Executive Director for The Community Foundation. “We have awarded over $1,145,000 in scholarships to over 380 students since the Foundation was begun in 1996.”

The Community Foundation awards over $163,000 in scholarships to 65 area students, June 1, 2009

Dan River Foundation Transfers Assets to Community Foundation

Dan River Foundation Transfers Assets to Community Foundation

For more information, contact Debra Dodson at (434) 793-0884

The Dan River Foundation announced today the transfer of nearly $3 million in assets to The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. A new Dan River Inc. Endowment Fund will continue the charitable work of the company based in Danville for over 100 years.

“We are pleased to be able to partner with The Community Foundation to permanently earmark these funds to support charitable work in the Dan River Region,” said Rodney Reynolds, chairman of the Fund’s advisory committee. “During its 126 year history, Dan River Inc. was a responsible and generous corporate citizen, providing support to charitable organizations throughout the Dan River Region and sponsoring scholarships for many children of Dan River employees. The Dan River Inc. Endowment Fund will make certain that this support continues. It will assure that the good name of Dan River Inc. is preserved and will honor the thousands of employees of Dan River throughout the years whose dedication allowed the Company to become a global leader in the home fashions and apparel fabrics industries.”

The Dan River Foundation announces transfer of $3 million in assets to The Community Foundation, February 2, 2009

The Community Foundation Accepting Scholarship Applications

For more information, contact Debra Dodson at (434) 793-0884

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is currently accepting applications for 24 different scholarships. Area students who are interested may contact their guidance offices for the appropriate forms or print them from the Foundation’s web site at www.cfdrr.org. The deadline for all applications to be received is March 19, 2009.

The Community Foundation announces 24 scholarships available to area students, February 1, 2009

The Community Foundation Announces $1,151,205 in New Grants; Over $9 Million Given Since Formation

For more information, contact Debra Dodson at (434) 793-0884

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announced today a total of $1,151,205 in new grants to 73 non-profit community agencies at a reception at the Ballou Recreation Center. This is the eleventh year of operation for the Foundation, with total grants returned to the community now over $9 million.

This year’s grants contain $750,000 in funding made available by a grant from the Danville Regional Foundation.

The Community Foundation announces over $1 million in grants to 73 non-profit community agencies, January 14, 2009