Community Foundation Opens Emergency Fund for Nonprofit Agencies

September 1, 2016 (Danville, VA) – The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announces that it has developed an Agency Emergency Fund as part of its “20 Years of Impact” Celebration.  The Fund will offer assistance on a one-time basis to Danville/Pittsylvania County/Caswell County/Halifax County nonprofit agencies which have prior grant experience with The Community Foundation. Agency Emergency Fund grants can be awarded for up to $25,000 no more than once in a five-year period.

Agency Emergency Fund Program Details

Emergency grant requests will only be considered by the Foundation if it is determined that:

  • The request is time-sensitive in nature and could not have been predicted or reasonably planned for and a response for the emergency is needed in 45 days or less.
  • The request is to support a short-term urgent funding need created by an unforeseen event that has or will significantly interrupt essential services.

Requests may be submitted at any time by a nonprofit 501(c)3 agency located in and serving Dan River Region citizens. There are no deadlines for Agency Emergency Fund grants, requests can be submitted at any time. A total of $25,000 will be available annually to area nonprofits.

To initiate a request, an agency representative should contact CFDRR and provide an initial explanation of the emergency situation. If the situation is considered to potentially meet the emergency grant criteria, the agency is invited to submit a formal proposal.

Proposals should be submitted in electronic format and should include a completed CFDRR grant cover sheet (download the cover sheet here), proposal narrative, budget and all attachments in one PDF file. To view full details on eligibility, selection criteria, and application procedures click here.

If granted the Agency Emergency Fund, the nonprofit agency will have a report due one month after the funds have been expended or three months after the grant is awarded, whichever is earlier. Access the Grant Report Form here.

For more information or to discuss a proposal, please contact:

Morgan Epstein
Program Officer
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region
Tel: 434-793-0884


The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is an independent, 501(c)3 public charity established in September 1996 by a steering committee of local civic leaders to gather permanent funds to support our area. The Foundation services a region from Martinsville/Henry County through Danville/Pittsylvania County to South Boston/Halifax County, including Caswell County and the neighboring North Carolina counties.