Check Out CFDRR’s Latest E-news!

Check out The Foundation’s latest e-news, including announcing our upcoming competitive grant cycle and grantee words of impact and gratitude! Read more here: https://conta.cc/3Md99Bm

Kathy Milam, Executive Director (left),and Cullen Libby, Donor Services Manager,
at Equine & Dine event with Averett University’s Equestrian Program

25 Years of Community Impact- Happy New Year!

That’s a wrap!  Happy New Year from CFDRR!  As our twenty-fifth anniversary year comes to a close, we celebrate the Foundation’s community impact since 1996.  In the last twenty-five years, the Foundation has awarded $24 Million in grants to enhance quality of life across the Dan River Region; awarded $2.7 Million in scholarships to 1,371 students; received $51 Million in gifts given by Community Foundation Donors; and holds $51.5 Million in charitable assets dedicated to our region’s quality of life.  Thank you for your generous support over the last quarter century.  We look forward to creating many more years of community impact!

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Celebrating CFDRR’s History: The RiverBank Fund

CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History

In 2015, The RiverBank Fund was created to establish an initiative to protect and enhance the Dan River.

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Celebrating CFDRR’s History: Workforce Solutions Fund

CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History

In 2008, CFDRR became the fiscal agent for the regional National Fund for Workforce Solutions Collaborative and created the Workforce Solutions Fund. CFDRR accepted local, regional, and national funding on behalf of local workforce development efforts, and returned this funding to the community through grants. This partnership ran through 2015. Danville became a Southern Virginia Certified Work Ready Community, the fifth community to do so in Virginia!

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25th Anniversary Open House Celebration!

CFDRR would like to thank the 58 guests who celebrated with us at our 25th Anniversary Open House on Sept. 10! The celebration included speakers and spontaneous sharing of stories highlighting CFDRR’s history of impact. CFDRR held a surprise $2,500 grant drawing in recognition of nonprofit organizations that are so vital in helping CFDRR connect donors to the resources and causes important to them and our community. Congratulations to the Virginia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, serving Danville-Pittsylvania County, winner of the drawing! CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign will run until Dec. 31, with the goal of raising $25,000.

Photo credits: Ralph Adams Photography

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Video Grant Reporting: Feeding Southwest Virginia

New for 2021:  Video Grant Reporting

View the video to see the impact of CFDRR and Feeding Southwest Virginia’s partnership.

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Video Grant Reporting: Caswell County Partnership for Children

New for 2021:  Video Grant Reporting

View the video to see the impact of CFDRR and Caswell County Partnership for Children’s partnership.

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Video Grant Reporting: Jane Jones Food Pantry

New for 2021:  Video Grant Reporting

View the video to see the impact of CFDRR and Jane Jones Food Pantry’s partnership in Halifax County.

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25 Stories of Impact: Story #25

Southside Soccer Club, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to SSC:  Under Phase III COVID-19 restrictions, Southside Soccer Club began fall play in early September 2020.  The main field, now without a crippling drainage problem thanks to CFDRR funding, hosted expanded play for U15 and U19 teams.  The new drainage system allowed faster overall field drying and turned week-long delays into a day or two following a heavy rain event.  In its first season, the field was heavily used by four U15 teams and five U19 teams.  Additionally, other teams found space for additional practices.  This was a huge boon to over 350 children, their siblings, and families that safely participated in fall games.  COVID-19 made the project critical to successful fall play by allowing more space for social distancing during practice and play.

You can support programs such as this one by contacting our office or visiting our online giving page here#cfdrrstoriesofimpact #cfdrrcelebratingtwentyfiveyears

25 Stories of Impact: Story #24

Just Kids Child Development Center, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to JKCDC:  The grant award from CFDRR provided developmentally appropriate toys, games, and other items, with an emphasis on increasing the level of diversity we can offer.  With the additions, we are better able to foment the social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language skills children develop daily through play.  In addition, we were able to purchase many items that helped our virtual learners and students in our academy.

You can support programs such as this one by contacting our office or visiting our online giving page here#cfdrrstoriesofimpact #cfdrrcelebratingtwentyfiveyears