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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 Opens June 1, 2024.

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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…

Donor Appreciation Luncheon, Grant Reminders, Grant Awards, and More in CFDRR’s E-News!

As we approach the end of national #CommunityFNDWeek, discover the…

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The Arts and Cultural Fund of The Community Foundation is now open through April 29, 2024 for grant applications. This competitive grant opportunity accepts requests from Danville or Pittsylvania County organizations to support an arts and cultural event held between August 1, 2024 and August 1, 2025.To apply, visit taken from the show "Forever Young", showcased by the Danville Concert Association. See MoreSee Less
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Kathy Milam, who has served as The Community Foundation’s Executive Director for the past five years, announces her retirement. Visit the link below to read more about all of the wonderful accomplishments The Foundation has achieved under Kathy’s leadership, and join us in congratulating her on a job well done! See MoreSee Less
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CFDRR donors support arts and culture in our community. Thanks to their generosity, the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History received a 2024 Competitive Cycle Grant to provide theme-based activities that enhance historical awareness of Black History in the Danville community. Funds provided by the Danville Regional Foundation Fund. The Museum’s latest exhibit, Black Culture: Past, Present, and Future, is now on display through March 9th. The exhibit will showcase paintings, drawings, and photography from local black artists. #cfdrr #ourdonorsrock #danvilleva #cfdrrgrantawards 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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