Make a Difference. Change a Life.
Leave a Legacy.

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region was established to improve and enrich area lives through the generosity of donors.

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The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region offers several types of charitable funds and ways to give.
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Each year, the Community Foundation awards grants to organizations in the area.
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Students in the Danville River Region are awarded scholarships.
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The 2024 Scholarship Cycle is Closed

The Community Foundation's Competitive Grant Cycle Opened June 1, 2024 and will close July 26, 2024.

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Community Foundation of Dan River Region names Executive Director

Kathy Milam Announces Her Retirement: A New Chapter Begins

Katherine (Kathy) Milam recently announced her decision to retire from…

Foundation Administrator Job Filled

We are happy to announce that Debrielle Williams is our…

2023-24 Scholarships Awarded

$337,608.95 AWARDED IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO LOCAL STUDENTS The Community Foundation…

2023-24 Competitive Grant Cycle Opens June 1

Grant applications for the 2023-24 Competitive Grant Cycle of The Community Foundation…

Arts and Cultural Grant Application Open until April 28, 2023

Grant applications for the Arts and Cultural Fund of The Community Foundation…

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Congratulations to our very own Debrielle Williams for graduating with her Nonprofit Management Certificate from Duke University! See MoreSee Less
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Today, we remember and honor our brave service men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country’s freedom. #freedomisnotfree 🇺🇸 See MoreSee Less
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We love to see improvements being made for our deserving grantees! 🤩Our 2024 Competitive Grant Cycle opens next Saturday, June 1! To learn how your nonprofit organization can conveniently apply online, visit our website for helpful information and detailed instructions at the help of The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region and The Carrington Charitable Foundation, we are getting a major update to our plumbing! With our increased shelter capacity, the old plumbing system was…troublesome on some days. We are so grateful that this project has started.On that note: 📢 Our parking lot is closed 📢 For those who might be planning to drop by the shelter over the next couple of weeks for donations, volunteering, etc., feel free to park on Ridge St or give us a call to plan ahead! See MoreSee Less
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Special Projects

Veterans Memorial Fund
A black granite wall inscribed with the names of all local men who died in all of our nation’s conflicts from the Revolutionary War to our current War on Terrorism.
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Emergency Preparedness Fund
To better position The Foundation to support community organizations and public entities with frayed safety nets or the damage of multiple crises during disasters.
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