Our Funds

 

Designated funds support one or more nonprofit organizations named by the donor at the time the fund is created. Grants are made annually to the named organizations to support their charitable work.

Mr. and Mrs. P.L. Anderson, Jr. Family Fund (‘04)

To further the charitable purposes of designated area charitable organizations.

Robert R. Blackwell and Lick Fork Primitive Baptist Church of Rockingham County Fund ('16)

To provide support to the church for maintenance of its historic cemetery.

Board Endowment Fund (‘10)

To help support the work of The Community Foundation.

Boys & Girls Clubs Endowment Fund ('13)

To help support the work of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area.

James L. Clark and Henrietta G. Clark Fund (‘09)

To benefit Moffett Memorial Baptist Church and Danville Life Saving and Rescue Squad.

Danville Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund (‘14)

To help support the work of the Danville Symphony Orchestra.

Davis Family Fund (‘08)

To further the charitable purposes of designated area charitable organizations.

Eugene Evans Library Fund (‘10)

To benefit The Danville Public Library.

Nancy Flippen Fund ('15)

To benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area for educational purposes and the Danville Concert Association for general purposes.

George and Helen K. Gantsoudes Family Fund (‘08)

To benefit St. Peter‘s Greek Orthodox Church and Danville Cancer Association.

Garden Club of Danville Fund (‘00)

To further the charitable purposes of the Garden Club of Danville.

Juanita G. “Nita” Grant Fund (‘12)

To further the charitable purposes of designated local organizations.

Peter and Jo Ann Howard L'Dor V'Dor Fund(‘12)

To support the Temple Beth Sholom.

Sam and Margaret Kushner Fund (’16)

To support the Temple Beth Sholom.

Marshall Family Fund (‘10)

To further the charitable purposes of designated area charitable organizations.

Main Street United Methodist Church Fund (‘07)

To provide grants to local charitable organizations with a Christian religious affiliation.

B.C. & Annie Lee Owen Fund (‘13)

To further the charitable purposes of designated local organizations.

Alma Courtney “Sigie” Perkinson Rose Fund (‘05)

To create and maintain the rose garden at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History.

Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter Fund (‘08)

To make grants to Pittsylvania County for the benefit of the Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter.

Rippe Fund for Temple Beth Sholom Fund ('15)

To support the needs of the building and/or the congregation as long as the Temple remains active.

Virginia Elizabeth “Betsy” Robertson Fund (‘11)

To further the charitable purposes of The Community Foundation.

Cora Taylor Younger Smith Memorial Fund (‘11)

To support Berea College, United Negro College Fund, American Indian College Fund.

Eileen and Joseph Stendig Family Fund (‘99)

To support Temple Beth Sholom in Danville, as well as other public, educational, and charitable needs.

Benjamin M. Sugg Fund (‘00)

To support the Town of Clover cemetery perpetual care fund.

Urban Bible & Ministry Institute/NCP Endowment Fund (‘06)

To support the Agency‘s capacity to supplement and enhance its programs and services.

Veterans Memorial Endowment Fund (‘10)

To enable the continued operational stability of the Danville-Pittsylvania Veterans Memorial.

Yanceyville Methodist Church Cemetery Fund ('16)

To provide support to the Town of Yanceyville for the former Methodist Church Cemetery, now the town cemetery.

Donor-advised funds are the most complex type of fund the Foundation administers. A Donor-advised fund allows a donor to recommend specific charitable projects or organizations they want to support; however, the Foundation is charged with the final responsibility and authority over distributions.

Gary A. and Sherry M. Carroll “Good For Youth” Fund (‘07)

To support and encourage positive youth development.

Christian Charities Fund (‘08)

To provide grants to area charitable organizations that operate with Christian principles and a Biblical basis.

Collins 'Great Outdoors' Fund (‘14)

To provide grants to charitable organizations to promote outdoor activities through improvements, enhancements, and beautification. Special consideration will be given to nature trails/environments, parks (including dog parks), bird habitats, and outdoor music events in the Danville and Pittsylvania Caswell County and Goldsboro/Wayne County North Carolina areas.

P. Niles and Carol Daly, Jr. Fund (‘98)

To help meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Pat and Cathy Daly Family Fund (‘04)

To support youth enrichment.

Philip and Frances Daly Fund (‘98)

To help meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Dan River Inc. Endowment Fund (‘08)

To help meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Daniel Fund (‘97)

To help meet humanitarian needs in Danville and Pittsylvania County.

Gamewood Technology Fund (‘97)

For programs utilizing information technologies for the improvement of the lives of children, the elderly, and persons with illness and disabilities.

Holland Fund (‘99)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Larry Donald Huskey Memorial Fund (‘09)

To provide grants to charities which support the mentally ill or disadvantaged.

Alexander Heath Light & Mary Nelson Light Mission Fund (‘05)

To provide community outreach for Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chatham.

Herman and Helen Melton Historical Fund (‘03)

To support historical research and preservation in the Pittsylvania County area.

Moses L. & Louise A. Merricks Fund (‘98)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Miller Woodbury Fund (‘99)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Audrey F. Millner Memorial Fund (‘00)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Rotary Club of Chatham Fund (‘15)

To support various charitable organizations in the community.

Irving H. and Louise Hambrick Scarce Animal Welfare Fund (‘11)

To support animal welfare in Danville and Pittsylvania County.

The Wednesday Club Fund ('15)

To further the charitable interests of The Wednesday Club.

Wynne‘s Falls Fund (‘98)

To help meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Field of interest funds can address needs in an important area of community life - arts and culture, education, older adults, youth, humanitarian needs or a specific town, city or county.

W. Earl & Elise M. G. Allen Fund (‘98)

To benefit the people of Chatham and Pittsylvania County.

Ahmed Children‘s Fund (‘03)

To meet humanitarian needs.

Animal Welfare Fund (‘11)

To support animal welfare in Danville and Pittsylvania County.

Arts & Cultural Fund (‘98)

To promote community arts and culture.

Autism Education Fund (‘12)

To support autism education-related programs or organizations benefitting individuals, families, educators and the community.

Mary Cahill Historic Preservation Fund (’16)

To support Danville projects or programs including historic preservation.

Faye Carter Fund (‘04)

To benefit youth in the Danville area.

Domestic Violence Shelter Fund (‘11)

To support domestic violence victims in the Dan River Region.

Dominion Eye Center Fund ('19)

To support area charitable organizations in the field of eye care and eyeglasses for uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in the Dan River Region.

The Fund For Halifax County (‘10)

To improve and enrich lives in Halifax County.

Wayles R. Harrison Memorial Fund ('14)

To assist needy Danville-Pittsylvania County cancer patients with financial assistance for prescriptions, medical supplies, and other expenses not covered by insurance.

Bobby Hawker Memorial Fund (‘06)

To enrich the lives of individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS.

Hospice Support Services Fund ('12)

To provide assistance with expenses not covered by insurance to Danville-Pittsylvania residents who have elected hospice benefits.

Kang-A-Rhue Children‘s Cancer Fund (‘04)

To help children with chronic and life threatening diseases.

Keokee Fund (‘02)

To provide education for academically gifted students.

Gideon Miller Cancer Fund (‘11)

To assist cancer patients and their families.

Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Youth Mission Fund (‘07)

To support Mt. Hermon Baptist Church youth members on mission trips.

Mary Neil Literacy Fund (’14)

To support adult and childhood literacy.

Wayne and Nancy Oakes Fund ('16)

To support charitable organizations in Danville or Pittsylvania County in the field of business and economic development.

RiverBank Fund (‘14)

To protect and revitalize the Dan River.

Claudia Vernon Smith Fund (‘03)

To support the education of youth in Caswell County.

South Boston Medical Fund (‘11)

To support indigent care and other charitable causes in Halifax County.

The Free Clinic of Danville Fund (‘19)

To make annual grants from the Fund to nonprofit organizations to provide medical services, including, but not limited to, behavioral health, hearing, speech, dental, screening, and medical education targeting uninsured and underinsured adults (age 19-64) residing in Danville and Pittsylvania County, with preference for those earning less than 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Veterinary Emergency Treatment (V.E.T.) Fund (‘11)

To work with vets in the Dan River Region to make financial assistance available to give companion animals a chance to remain family members.

Linwood and Peggy Wright Downtown Revitalization Fund (‘21) *Currently an Acorn Fund

To provide support for downtown revitalization efforts within the Dan River Region in memory of Linwood Wright and in honor of Peggy Wright.

Scholarship Funds can be structured to benefit students at any education level, or, eligibility may be available only to students attending a specific institution or studying a single subject. A scholarship fund can be established to honor a loved one. The Community Foundation staff and Board will handle all the necessary administration to ensure that scholarships are distributed equitably.

Adkerson-Dodson Special Education Scholarship Fund (‘12)

To provide scholarships for deserving Danville/Pittsylvania County graduates who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree or licensure in special education.

William E. Barr Scholarship Fund (‘13)

To provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania County graduates attending Hampden-Sydney College.

Bennett-Bushnell-Jones-Kaufmann Scholarship Fund (‘08)

To provide scholarships to second-year nursing students at Danville Community College.

Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton Scholarship Fund (‘12)

To provide scholarships for deserving Danville/Pittsylvania residents who have a financial need and who are pursuing a law enforcement career.

Sadie Banks Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund (‘21)- *Currently an Acorn Fund

To provide scholarships for African-American graduates of Danville and Pittsylvania County, with a preference for students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), who have demonstrated a devotion to academics, or are otherwise talented, and who have a need for financial support.

James W. Bryant, Sr. and James T. Collie Scholarship Fund (‘05)

To provide scholarships for Pittsylvania County graduates, preferably in the fields of education or nursing.

Bernard C. Calvert Scholarship Fund (‘04)

To provide scholarships for deserving Tunstall High School graduates, preferably students who attended either Brosville or Stony Mill Schools.

Caswell County Schools Scholarship Fund (’21) - Application will be available beginning January 1, 2022

To provide post-secondary scholarships to Caswell County Schools’ graduating seniors entering the field of education, who are residents of Caswell County, who have demonstrated a devotion to academics, and who have a need for financial support. The applicants intend to earn a bachelor degree for the purpose of teaching school in Caswell County Schools.

Frank, Mary, and Ray Compton Scholarship Fund ('20) - Application will be available beginning January 1, 2022

To provide scholarships to area students, with a preference for Pittsylvania County students who have demonstrated a devotion to academics, or are otherwise talented, and who have a need for financial support.

John Watson Daniel Scholarship Fund (‘97)

To provide scholarships for graduates in Danville, Pittsylvania or Caswell County with a preference for descendants of employees or retirees of John W. Daniel Construction Company.

Steven Bruce Daniels, Jr. Scholarship Fund (’14)

To provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania-Caswell graduates attending either NC State University or Virginia Tech and plans for studying in the field of agriculture or with a high school varsity athletics background.

Danville Academic Boosters Scholarship Fund (‘03)

To provide scholarships for top graduates of Danville Public Schools.

Danville Lions Foundation Scholarship Fund ('16)

To provide scholarships to Danville-Pittsylvania and Caswell County High School graduates who are pursuing a health-related profession, with a preference for those in a graduate level of study, especially those studying sight and speech/hearing professions.

Danville Regional Medical Center Auxiliary/Volunteer Scholarship Fund (‘07)

To provide scholarships for Danville Regional Medical Center employees and volunteers and their immediate families who are studying in a medical field.

Roy L. and Mary G. Doss Scholarship (‘10)

To provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania County graduates.

Susan L. Edwards Scholarship (‘12)

To provide scholarships for students who are pursuing the field of radiologic technology, with nursing students as a secondary preference.

John R. and Betty B. Eggleston Scholarship Fund (‘02)

To provide scholarships for Danville, Pittsylvania or Caswell County graduates.

First Responder-Hero Education Scholarship Fund (‘13)

To provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania-Caswell County High School graduates whose parents are armed force members or veterans, law enforcement officers, or fulltime or volunteer firefighters, with a preference for graduates whose parents were killed or wounded while performing their duties.

Margaret Spruce Floyd Scholarship Fund (‘03)

To provide scholarships for female graduates of public and private schools in Pittsylvania County.

Gantsoudes Scholarship Fund (‘08)

To provide scholarships for George Washington High School graduates who attend Virginia or North Carolina colleges.

Virginia Ann Miller Garmon Memorial Scholarship Fund (‘21) - *Currently, an Acorn Fund

To provide scholarships for Halifax County High School and George Washington High School graduates in memory of Virginia Ann Miller Garmon, in the fields of education, religion and business, who have demonstrated a devotion to academics, and who have a need for financial support.

George Washington High School Class of 1957 Scholarship (‘07)

To provide scholarships for graduates of George Washington High School.

Roy G. and Joan F. Gignac Scholarship Fund (‘00)

To provide scholarships for area graduates pursuing technical fields of study, preferably attending attending Illinois Institute of Technology.

Diane Marie Gross Scholarship Fund (‘13)

To provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania County graduates attending either Washington and Lee University or the College of William and Mary.

John B. Grubb Scholarship Fund (‘07)

To provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania County graduates.

Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship Fund (‘15)

To provide post-secondary educational scholarships to local African American students with a preference for those studying business or with an entrepreneurial interest.

Ray M. Harris Scholarship Fund (‘04)

To provide undergraduate and graduate scholarships with preference given to graduates from high schools in Pittsylvania County.

Stuart Harris Drama Scholarship Fund (‘03)

To provide scholarships for Danville Public Schools graduates who are outstanding drama students.

Douglas Sager Hayes and Mildred "Mickey" Hayes Scholarship (‘14)

To provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania graduates studying art.

Eliza Patterson Hines Memorial Scholarship Fund (‘15)

To provide scholarships for local graduates pursuing a career in teaching, preferably in grades 1-7.

Hokie Bird Scholarship Fund (‘13)

To provide scholarships Danville-Pittsylvania County graduates attending Virginia Tech.

John L. Hurt, Jr. Scholarship Fund (‘02)

To provide scholarships for Gretna High School graduates with a preference for those who attended John L. Hurt, Jr. Elementary School.

Memorial Scholarship Fund (‘03)

To provide scholarships for Danville-Pittsylvania-Caswell graduates.

Robert and Bernice Milam Scholarship Fund (‘10)

To provide scholarships for members of Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church.

Onnie H. & Bertie W. Milloway Scholarship Fund (‘98)

To provide scholarships for local graduates attending Averett University.

Patrick H. Musick Scholarship Fund (‘01)

To provide scholarships for deserving Averett University students who have a tennis-playing background.

North Main Baptist Church Scholarship Fund ('16)

To provide scholarships to members who are studying or planning to enter ministry-related fields, and have actively participated in North Main Baptist Church or college-related ministries.

Arnold B. Porter and Elizabeth J. Porter Scholarship Fund (‘06)

To provide scholarships to members of Fairview United Methodist Church who demonstrate a reasonable need for financial aid.

Elizabeth Whitlow Reith Price/R.N. Whitlow Family Nursing Scholarship ('16)

To provide scholarships fro graduates of Bartlett-Yancey High School who are pursuing nursing or health related professions at an associate, bachelors' or graduate degree level study.

Irene L. Pritchett Scholarship Fund (‘01)

To provide scholarships for black graduates of Danville/Pittsylvania County high schools and the Children‘s Home of Virginia Baptist, Inc.

Alger Pugh Scholarship Fund (‘00)

To provide scholarships for George Washington High School athletes.

Richard Ramsey Scholarship Fund (‘10)

To provide scholarships for top Gretna High School students.

Riddle-Francis Scholarship Fund (‘05)

To provide scholarships for Tunstall and Dan River graduates.

Rotary Club of Yanceyville Scholarship Fund (‘13)

To provide scholarships for Bartlett Yancey High School graduates.

Rotary Club of Chatham Scholarship Fund (‘19)

To provide scholarships for graduating seniors from Gretna High School and Chatham High School, with a preference for students who are a member of their school's Interact Club.

Percy and Velna Scearce Scholarship Fund (‘00)

To provide undergraduate or graduate scholarships for area students who actively support their religious convictions, are merited and have financial need.

Skenderis Scholarship Fund (‘99)

To provide scholarships for Danville and PittsylvaniaCounty graduates who have overcome a hardship.

Eileen and Joseph Stendig Scholarship Fund (‘05)

To provide scholarships to Danville Public Schools graduates who have demonstrated a need for financial support.

Louise P. Surles Scholarship Fund (‘98)

To provide scholarships for local graduates attending the University of Virginia.

Tricia's Nursing Memorial Scholarship ('20) - Application will be available beginning January 1, 2022

To provide post-secondary educational scholarships for any age student pursing a nursing education (LPN or higher), who resides in Pittsylvania County or Danville, Virginia, or Caswell County, North Carolina.

Florence P. Wagner and Jennie Lee Wagner Scholarship (‘08)

To provide scholarships to Pittsylvania County high school graduates.

Andy Warren Scholarship Fund (‘00)

To provide scholarships for George Washington High School athletes.

Woodlawn Academy Scholarship Fund (‘14)

To provide scholarships for former Woodlawn Academy students and immediate family of former students.

Unrestricted funds are not specifically designated for us by a particular agency, case or area of interest. Our Board of Directors oversees the use of these funds, setting priorities for their use and determining how grants will be distributed to support the charitable needs of our community. Unrestricted funds give us the ability to respond to pressing and changing needs in the community.

Administrative/Unrestricted Fund (‘96)

To help support general operating needs of The Community Foundation and to provide unrestricted grantmaking support.

James Russell Anderson & Zora Carter Anderson Endowment Fund (‘05)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Buck-Wayland Fund (‘14)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Community Impact Fund (‘16)

To provide a pool of unrestricted funds to help address a broad range of local needs.

Faith Home Endowment Fund (‘98)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Clarence Giles Fund (‘01)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Harry Melton Hood Fund(‘98)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Elizabeth (Betty) W. Jefferson Fund (‘12)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

D. Webster, Jr. and Elizabeth S. Marshall Fund ('14)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

James A. and Anne V. Robertson Fund (‘96)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Barbara H. and Herbert W. Sater Fund (‘01)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

John C. Swanson, Jr. Fund (‘01)

To meet a variety of public, educational, and charitable needs.

Acorn Funds allow individuals, families and organizations to build an endowment over time. Donors are allowed three years to reach the minimum required to establish a permanent endowment at The Community Foundation.

Sadie Banks Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund (‘21)

To provide scholarships for African-American graduates of Danville and Pittsylvania County, with a preference for students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU), who have demonstrated a devotion to academics, or are otherwise talented, and who have a need for financial support.

Virginia Ann Miller Garmon Memorial Scholarship Fund (‘21)

To provide scholarships for Halifax County High School and George Washington High School graduates in memory of Virginia Ann Miller Garmon, in the fields of education, religion and business, who have demonstrated a devotion to academics, and who have a need for financial support.

Linwood and Peggy Wright Downtown Revitalization Fund (‘21)

To provide support for downtown revitalization efforts within the Dan River Region in memory of Linwood Wright and in honor of Peggy Wright.

The Community Foundation enters into special Community Partnerships with local organizations after careful consideration. Community Partnerships represent specific agreements where The Community Foundation receives and administers Community Partnership funds that benefit the area.

Danville Regional Foundation Fund (‘07)

To support community grantmaking.

Emergency Preparedness Fund ('20)

To better position The Community Foundation to support community organizations and public entities with frayed safety nets or the damage of multiple crises during disasters.

RiverBank Fund (‘14)

To protect and revitalize the Dan River.

Veterans Memorial Fund (‘04)

To create and maintain a local Veterans Memorial to honor veterans of all wars.

A church endowment fund gives the opportunity to create a fund that generates investment income, year after year, which can be drawn down in annual payments to the church, or reinvested in the fund to grow over time. Funds can also be established to support nonprofit mission work in the area or the nation or to establish a scholarship to benefit area students. The permanence of an endowment fund is both appealing and reassuring to donors and church boards who seek the enduring value of a dedicated source of income to support the organization they love, today and forever. Through a Church Endowment Fund, your church can establish an endowment fund to support its

  • Accept current or deferred donations of appreciated property from your members including publicly traded securities, closely held stock, real estate, life insurance policies, and more, without your donors incurring a capital gains burden.
  • Participate in The Community Foundation's $35 million investment portfolio as overseen by our Finance Committee of experienced investment, finance, and business professionals. The investment portfolio is well-balanced across 13 different investment manager (Five year average return of 8.0%).
  • Partner with The Community Foundation to leverage its gift planning services to help your church secure and administer bequests and other future planned gifts for your endowment.

Church Endowment Funds:

  • Fairview United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund ('17)
  • Main Street United Methodist Church Fund ('07)
  • North Main Baptist Church Scholarship Fund ('16)
  • Robert and Bernice Milam Scholarship Fund ('10)
  • Yanceyville Methodist Church Cemetery Fund ('16)
  • Percy and Velna Scearce Scholarship Fund ('00)

A permanent endowment fund gives organizations the opportunity to create a fund that generates investment income, year after year, which can be drawn down in annual payments to the organization, or reinvested in the fund to grow over time. The permanence of an endowment fund is both appealing and reassuring to donors and nonprofit boards of directors who seek the enduring value of a dedicated source of income to support the organization they love, today and forever.  

Agency Endowment Funds:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs Endowment Fund ('13)
  • Caswell Family Medical Center Endowment Fund ('18)
  • Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Endowment Fund ('20)
  • Danville Symphony Orchestra Endowment Fund ('14)
  • Riverview Rotary Endowment Fund ('18)
  • Urban Bible & Ministry Institute/NCP Endowment Fund ('06)