Community Foundation Awards Autism Education Grants

DANVILLE, VA- The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is pleased to report that Danville Science Center, Just Kids Child Development Center, and Pittsylvania County Schools have been approved to receive grants from their Autism Education Fund.  This Fund was created with the proceeds raised from the Dan River Autism Awareness 5k.

Applications will be accepted every year to award grants to support the education related to individuals, families, community, and educators in Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Caswell County.

The following grants were awarded from The Autism Education Fund:

Danville Science Center ($1,425) To support the Summer Sensory Night project, designed to create a more inclusive environment for the Science Center family and school audiences that include members within the autism spectrum.

Just Kids Child Development Center ($1,375) To improve the social and emotional development of school-aged children by offering identity building activities in an inclusive summer program.

Pittsylvania County Schools ($12,000) To improve and sustain educational services to Pittsylvania County School students on the autism spectrum.

The Community Foundation is a fully tax-exempt organization. Individuals or businesses may establish their own fund or may contribute any amount to existing Funds. The Community Foundation may be contacted at 541 Loyal Street, VA  24541, (434) 793-0884 or