25 Stories of Impact: Story #1

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

CFDRR Announces $681,461 Awarded in New Competitive Grants!

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.

Read the full press release below.

CFDRR Will Offer Two Virtual Cannon Financial Institute Sessions for Spring 2021

Join CFDRR for a free virtual webcast with Cannon Financial Institute this spring! CFDRR will choose two of the spring estate planning sessions to facilitate for area financial planning professionals. Earn credits with the State of Virginia on your lunch hour! RSVP through the Doodle Poll below by Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Read more about the sessions here.

Scholarship Applications Open January 1, 2021!

Get started on your CFDRR scholarship applications! Read more for application tips and news.

Special Thanks to our Donors & CFDRR News

During this season of thanksgiving, The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff wish to express our deep appreciation for our donors’ continued support. We look forward to celebrating The Foundation’s 25th Anniversary with you in 2021. 

Read more for end-of-year giving info and tax updates, new endowed funds, and scholarship updates!

Educational Opportunities, New Funds, Ongoing Partnerships & More!

Read the latest news from CFDRR here!

CFDRR 2020 Grant Recipients

Danville Regional Foundation Continues its Partnership with CFDRR

In the news: Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) continues its partnership with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region, committing $750,000 for granting purposes over the next three years, plus a $50,000 grant for The Community Foundation’s “board and staff capacity development.” Read the press release in the Danville Register and Bee here.

Cannon Financial Institute Estate Planning Virtual Conference

Attend a Cannon Financial Institute Estate Planning conference, virtually, on your lunch break! Provided by The Community Foundation at no cost, with a minimum of 8 participants. Let us know your interest in the November and December sessions, plus spring 2021 opportunities, by taking our Doodle Poll. Learn more here.

CFDRR Announcements & Important Dates

Welcome a new staff member, remember a special board member, discover upcoming grant and scholarship opportunities, learn about memorial and honorary gifts, and much more! Read our latest newsletter here.

Remembering the Life of Gail Phillips Gunn

The Community Foundation Board and staff remembers fondly Mrs. Gail Phillips Gunn, a former Community Foundation Board member, who passed away on September 14, 2020. Mrs. Gunn served on the Foundation’s Distribution Committee and established the Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship Fund with her husband at the end of her Board term in May 2015. The Fund’s purpose is to provide post-secondary educational scholarships to local African-American students, with a preference for those studying business or with an entrepreneurial interest. Mrs. Gunn always actively promoted the scholarship and faithfully participated in every Community Foundation event. Her legacy will live on through the scholarship, touching the lives of students for many years to come.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship Fund of The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region by clicking the donate button below, and specifying the Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship on the designation menu. All gifts are tax deductible.