“Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area (BGCDA) would not have been able to purchase [the computers] without the reallocation. This reallocation has provided BGCDA to work with students from 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., currently running virtual school support for members in Danville and Pittsylvania County. Members always have a backup Chromebook or one to use to research. It has also allowed staff to work with members during the “afterschool” programming hours from 2:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. on key BGCDA programming areas.”
For many years, The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region has worked with Tommy Pruett, Executive Director of the Danville Life Saving Crew. The Foundation extends our condolences to Tommy’s family, friends, and colleagues at the Danville Life Saving Crew.
“For over 30 years, the Danville Life Saving Crew has provided an Emergency Medivac Heliport for the specific purpose of extending to our local hospital the ability to send patients to an acute care facility that can better serve the patient health care needs in emergent situations. The helipad was deteriorating and had reached the point of being obsolete. The concrete pad had severe cracks and its lighting was now outdated. When the project was completed, operation of our Heliport resumed. We hardly “missed a beat” in providing for air transports. Signage has recently been installed in public view that gives credit to The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region and to SOVAH-Health Danville for making this improvement possible.”
The Community Foundation is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary! Read more for news and updates, including CFDRR’s 2021 competitive grant cycle awards, new bequests and funds, how to start a fund with CFDRR, and a unique story of impact from one of our grantees!
The Community Foundation is celebrating 25 years of impact in our local community!
Caswell County Parish, 2020 Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Competitive Grant Recipient
“Families faced with termination of utility service or who have empty tanks and no funds with which to buy LP gas or oil or kerosene are in crisis, especially in cold weather when it comes down to the possibility of having to leave the home to stay warm and preserve food. The stress level of those coming in for assistance is extremely high and the relief they exhibit when a plan is finally devised and assistance is provided is immense. There are tears and many expressions of gratitude. These are not people who casually check to see what is available. Their backs are against the wall. They are not between a rock and a hard place. They are ON the rock with nowhere else to turn. We are their last resort.”
If you would like to financially support programs such as this, we welcome the opportunity to speak with you about your contribution options! #cfdrrstoriesofimpact #cfdrrcelebratingtwentyfiveyears
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announces today a total of 48 new grants to non-profit community agencies. The grants, totaling $681,461, are the result of The Community Foundation’s 2021 competitive grant cycle.