2022 Scholarship Applications Now Open!

The Community Foundation’s 2022 scholarship application cycle is now open to area students. Students can apply at https://www.cfdrr.org/scholarships/apply-for-a-scholarship/. The application cycle will close on March 1, 2022. Visit our website for a list of frequently asked questions, or contact The Foundation’s office.

Anniversary Campaign Update

CFDRR is thrilled to announce the 25th Anniversary Campaign has raised $27,950, $2,950 in excess of its $25,000 goal! The campaign will continue to accept contributions through December 31, 2021.The campaign focus areas include Emergency Preparedness, Animal Services, Arts and Culture, Community Development, Health and Wellness, Education and Youth Development, Human Services, and Scholarships.  Please consider a donation to one or more of these worthwhile program areas or to a fund of your choice. The Foundation is deeply appreciative of all gifts received.


25th Anniversary Story Published in Area Magazines

The Community Foundation is excited to announce the publication of “Celebrating 25 Years: Community Foundation of the Dan River Region,” a feature article written by Katherine Milam, Executive Director. The article was published in River City Area and Hyco Lake Magazines in their November 2021 issues.

Read the full article here:

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


You’re Invited!

You’re Invited to CFDRR’s Anniversary Open House!

RSVP here: https://cfdrr25.eventbrite.com

Schedule of Events:

12:15 PM: Cake Cutting and Light Refreshments Served

12:45 PM: Words of Gratitude and Voices of Impact

1:15 PM: Special Grant Drawing

We would love to hear stories of how The Community Foundation has impacted you or your organization! During our Voices of Impact section, you will have the opportunity to share your story with our community of supporters.

You are welcome to drop in and say hello anytime from 12:00-2:00 PM. This is an informal, open-house style celebration. We look forward to seeing you there!

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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Welcome, Brian Wilson!

CFDRR is excited to welcome our new Board of Directors President for fiscal year 2021-2022, Brian Wilson! Brian has been a dedicated community leader on the CFDRR Board for four years, and has given much highly valued time and energy to our Distribution Committee and as Vice President. We look forward to Brian’s leadership as CFDRR celebrates its 25th year in service to our community.

Brian Wilson, CFDRR President 2021-2022

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