Our Funds

NameYearDescription
Board Endowment Fund2010Payments designated to Administrative/Unrestricted fund of CFDRR
Pittsylvania Animal Shelter Fund2008Grants designated to Pittsylvania County for the benefit of the Pittsylvania County Animal Shelter
Danville Symphony Orchestra Fund2014Grants designated to Danville Symphony Orchestra
Charles G. and Carol E. Ellis Fund2019Grants designated to Danville Symphony Orchestra, Danville Life Saving Crew, and First Presbyterian Church
Nancy Flippen Fund2015Grants designated to Boys & Girls Club of Danville and Danville Concert Association
Davis Family Fund2008Grants designated to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, Averett University, Longwood University, Danville Cancer Association, and Martinsville Cemetery Fund
Main Street United Methodist Church Fund2007Grants designated to God's Pit Crew, God's Storehouse, House of Hope, Little Life Medical Center, and Salvation Army
Virginia Elizabeth "Betsy" Robertson Fund2011Grants designated to support CFDRR
Juanita G. "Nita" Grant Fund2012Grants designated to Averett University library and First Baptist Church
Marshall Family Fund2010Grants designated to Grace Design United Methodist Church, CFDRR, Averett University, Boy Scouts (local), DCC Educational Foundation, and God's Storehouse
Wayne and Nancy Oakes Fund2016Grants designated to Averett University, DCC, Danville Concert Association, and River District Association
Gantsoudes Family Fund2008Grants designated to St. Peter's Greek Orthodox Church and Danville Cancer Association
G. Brooks Powell, Jr. Police Community Engagement Fund2018to support the community and youth engagement programs of the Danville, VA Police Department
John S. and Nancy P. Garwood Fund2019Grants designated to First Baptist Church, God's Pit Crew, Danville YMCA, DCC, Danville Kiwanis Foundation, God's Storehouse, Grace & Main, Danville Life Saving Crew, and Camp Harrison
James L. Clark and Henrietta Clark Fund2009Grants designated to Danville Life Saving Crew and Moffett Memorial Church
Annie Lee Owen Fund2013Grants designated to Buffalo Baptist Tabernacle, Clarksville Regional Museum, Mecklenburg County Cancer Association, and Southside Virginia Community College Nursing Program
P.L. Anderson, Jr. Family Fund2004Grants designated to First Baptist Church of Danville, Salvation Army, PATHS, and Boys & Girls Club
Domestic Violence Shelter Fund2011To support domestic violence victims in the Dan River Region
Cora Taylor Younger Smith Fund2011Payments designated to Berea College (Kentucky), United Negro College Fund, and American Indian College Fund
Benjamin Sugg Fund2000Grants designated to Halifax County to be used for maintenance of the Clover Town Cemetery
Debra L. Dodson Fund2019Grants designated to CFDRR and Pittsylvania County Public Library
Carol and Charley Majors Fund2018Grants designated to Danville Public Schools or other nonprofit organizations to provide books to kindergarteners in Danville Public Schools
Evans Library Fund2010Grants designated to Danville Public Library
Alma Courtney "Sigie" Perkinson Rose Garden Fund2005Grants designated to Garden Club of Danville for the purpose of creating and maintaining the rose garden at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History
Garden Club of Danville Fund2000Grants designated to Garden Club of Danville
Robert R. Blackwell & Lick Fork Primitive Baptist Church of Rockingham County, N.C. Fund2016Grants designated to Lick Fork Primitive Baptist Church in Rockingham County, NC to support the maintenance of the church facilities and its cemetery
Tony and Steve Smith Blanch Baptist Church Cemetery Fund2017Grants designated to Blanch Baptist Church to maintain its cemetery
Urban Bible & Ministry Institute/NCP Fund2007Grants designated to New Community of Praise
Yanceyville Methodist Church Cemetary Fund2013Grants designated to the Town of Yanceyville to support the maintenance of the former Yanceyville United Methodist Church cemetery which is now the Town of Yanceyville Municipal Cemetery
Eileen and Joseph Stendig Family Fund1999Grants designated to Temple Beth Sholom
Peter and Jo Ann Howard L'Dor V'Dor Fund2012Grants designated to Temple Beth Sholom
Rippe Fund for Temple Beth Sholom2015Grants designated to Temple Beth Sholom
Sam and Margaret Kushner Fund2016Grants designated to Temple Beth Sholom
Mt. Hermon Baptist Church Youth Mission Fund2007Grants designated to Mt. Hermon Baptist Church for youth mission trips
Veterans Memorial Endowment Fund2010Grants designated to City of Danville - Veterans Memorial
Captain James A. Reith Veterans Endowed Fund2022To support veterans’ assistance including, but not limited to, medical, dental, and behavioral health; housing; emergency relief; transportation; and education.

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.

NameYearDescription
Alexander Heath Light & Mary Nelson Light Mission Fund 2005Grants to charitable organizations for the purpose of community outreach for Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Chatham
Audrey F. Millner Memorial Fund2000Provides grants to area charitable organizations for public, educational, and charitable purposes
Christian Charities Fund2008Grants to area charitable organizations that operate with Christian principles and a biblical basis. Organizations may include, but are not limited to, Cross Roads Christian Counseling, Little Life, God's Pit Crew, God's Storehouse, Good News Jail & Prison Ministry, and North Main Baptist Church.
Collins "Great Outdoors" Fund2014Grants to charitable organizations to promote outdoor activities through improvements, enhancements, and beautification
Dan River, Inc. Endowment Fund2008Support of United Way, support for visual and performing arts, support for public and private educational organizations, support for organizations involved in providing basic medical care, support for economic development and infrastructure for job creation
Gamewood Technology Fund1997To provide a financial resource for programs and projects emanating from the City of Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell Counties, which enhance the utilization of information technologies for the improvement of our communities and lives
Gary A. and Sherry M. Carroll "Good for Youth" Fund2007Grants to support charitable organizations that offer support and encourage positive youth development
Helen and Webb Maddux Fund2017Interest in supporting emergency response organizations, as well as other general charitable causes
Herman and Helen Melton Historical Fund2003Grants to charitable organizations that support historical research and preservation in the Pittsylvania County area
Holland Fund1999Not specified
Irving H. and Louise Hambrick Scarce Animal Fund2011To support animal welfare in Danville and Pittsylvania County
Larry Donald Huskey Fund2009Not specified
Miller Woodbury Fund1999Not specified
Moses L. Merricks and Louise A. Merricks Fund1998Not specified
P. Niles and Carol Daly, Jr. Fund1998Grants to area charitable organizations for public, educational, and charitable purposes
Pat and Cathy Daly Family Fund2004To support youth enrichment through the support of charitable organizations that may include but shall not be limited to Boys & Girls Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, DCC Educational Foundation, and Danville Cancer Association
Philip and Frances Daly Fund1998Not specified
The Daniel Fund1997To provide for humanitarian needs of individuals in the Danville and Pittsylvania County area in need of temporary assistance and who may not qualify for other public assistance
The Wednesday Club Endowment Fund2015Not specified
Torrey and Shelley Blackwell Fund2019Not specified
Wynne's Falls Fund1998Not specified

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.

NameYearDescription
Ahmed Children's Fund2003To help relieve people's suffering through humanitarian causes
Animal Welfare Fund2011Grants to charitable organizations for the primary purpose of supporting animal welfare in Danville and Pittsylvania County
Arts & Cultural Fund1998To promote the arts and the culture of the arts in the Dan River Region
Autism Education Fund2012To support autism education-related programs or organizations benefitting individuals, families, educators and the community. The grants will be used to provide support for educators, supplement costs of educational services and promote autism awareness in the community.
Bob and Barbara Newnam Fund2021Grants to area charitable organizations in the field of economic development
Claudia Vernon Smith Fund2003Grants to organizations supporting the education of youth in Caswell County
Dominion Eye Center Fund2019Grants to area charitable organizations in the field of eye care and eyeglasses for uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in Danville/Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Caswell County, North Carolina
Faye Carter Fund2004To benefit youth in the Danville area
Gideon Miller Cancer Fund2011Grants to charitable organizations who are serving cancer patients in Danville, Pittsylvania, and Halifax County
Hart Street Fund2018In the field of aiding foster children in their transition as they age out of the system
Hospice Support Services Fund2012To provide assistance with expenses not covered by insurance to Danville-Pittsylvania residents who have elected hospice benefits
Jack W. Hall Memorial Fund2017Grants to area nonprofits to provide support for medication and other necessary assistance to persons suffering from chronic kidney and renal diseases and disorders
Kang-A-Rhue Children's Cancer Fund2004Grants to charitable organizations with programs to enrich the lives of area children with chronic and life threatening illnesses and their families, with a major focus on those children with cancer
Keokee Fund2002Grants to promote education for academically gifted students
Lady Bug Fund2019Grants to area charitable organizations in the field of youth mental health and suicide awareness and prevention
Laurie S. Moran Rotary Service Fund2017Grants that address one of Rotary's six focus areas of service: 1. Peace and conflict prevention/resolution. 2. Disease prevention and treatment. 3. Water and sanitation. 4. Maternal and child health. 5. Basic education and literacy. 6. Economic and community development.
Mary Cahill Historic Preservation Fund2016Grants to Danville charitable organizations with projects or programs including historic preservation
Mary Neil Literacy Fund2007Grant to charitable organizations in the field of supporting adult and childhood literacy
South Boston Medical Fund2011One-half of available grants support indigent care in Halifax County and one-half of available grants support general Halifax County charitable causes
Stratford House Fund2018Grants to charitable organizations that support activities and programming for senior citizens in Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell Counties
The Free Clinic of Danville Fund2019To 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
The Fund for Halifax County2010Grants awarded to charitable organizations in Halifax County
Veterinary Emergency Treatment Fund - V.E.T. Fund2011To make grants to charitable organizations in the field of animal welfare and work with vets in the Dan River Region to make financial assistance available to give companion animals a chance to remain family members
W. Earl and Elise M.G. Allen Fund1998To benefit the people of the Town of Chatham and Pittsylvania County
Wayles R. Harrison Memorial Fund2014Grants to charitable organizations to assist Danville-Pittsylvania County cancer patients in need of financial assistance with prescriptions, medical supplies, and other expenses not covered by insurance
Captain William E. Price Veterans Endowed FundGrants to area charitable organizations in the field of veterans’ assistance including, but not limited to medical, dental, and behavioral health; housing; emergency relief; transportation; and education.

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.

NameYearDescription
Adkerson-Dodson Special Education Fund2012Open applications for Danville/Pittsylvania graduates who have a need for financial support and who are pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree or licensure in special education
Alger Pugh Scholarship Fund2000Open applications for GW High School athletes, with a preference given to GW football players
Andy Warren Scholarship Fund2000Open applications for GW High School athletes, with a preference given to GW football players
Arnold B. Porter and Elizabeth J. Porter Scholarship Fund2006Open applications for members of Fairview United Methodist Church who demonstrate a reasonable need for financial aid
Bennett-Bushnell-Jones-Kaufman Scholarship Fund2008Open applications to students enrolled at Danville Community College Nursing Program and who maintain a 3.0 GPA. Preference will be given to RN students; however, if none are eligible, LPN students will be considered.
Bernard C. Calvert Scholarship Fund2004Open applications for Tunstall High School graduates, preferably students who attended either Brosville or Stony Mill Schools
Caswell County Schools Scholarship Fund2021Awarded to current Bartlett Yancey Senior High School graduating seniors entering the field of education, who are residents of Caswell County, and who have demonstrated a devotion to academics, and who have a need for financial support
Danville Academic Boosters Scholarship Fund2003Awarded to the top-five graduates of Danville Public Schools as provided by the School System
Danville Lions Foundation Scholarship Fund2016Open applications for Danville, Pittsylvania, and Caswell County High School graduates who are pursuing a health-related profession, with a preference given to those in a graduate level of study, especially those studying sight and speech/hearing professions
Deputy Frankie Lynn Betterton Scholarship Fund2012Open applications for deserving Danville/Pittsylvania graduates who have a financial need and who are pursuing a law enforcement career
Diane Marie Gross Scholarship Fund2014Open applications for Danville and Pittsylvania County graduates attending Washington and Lee University or the College of William and Mary
Douglas Sager Hayes and Mildred "Mickey" Hayes Scholarship Fund2014Open applications for Danville and Pittsylvania County graduates studying art
DRMC Auxiliary/Volunteers Scholarship Fund2007Open applications for SOVAH Health current employees and volunteers and their immediate families (current spouses, children, step-children or grandchildren), who are pursuing a career in the medical field
Eileen and Joseph Stendig Scholarship Fund2005Open applications for graduates of Danville Public Schools who have demonstrated a need for financial support
Eliza Patterson Hines Memorial Scholarship Fund2015Open applications for Chatham High School graduates pursuing a career in teaching, preferably in grades 1-7
Elizabeth Whitlow Reith Price R. N. Whitlow Family Nursing Scholarship Fund2016Open applications for graduates of Bartlett Yancey High School who are pursing nursing or health related professions at an associate, bachelors or graduate degree level of study
Fairview United Methodist Church Scholarship Fund2017Open applications for members of Fairview United Methodist Church who demonstrate a devotion to academics, or are otherwise talented, and who have a need for financial support
First Responder - Hero Education Scholarship Fund2013Open applications for Danville, Pittsylvania and Caswell County 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
Florence P. Wagner and Jennie Lee Wagner Scholarship Fund2008Open applications to all Pittsylvania County School graduates
Frank, Mary, and Ray Compton Scholarship Fund2020Open applications for Pittsylvania County graduates who have demonstrated a devotion to academics, or are otherwise talented, and have a need for financial support
Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship Fund2015Open applications for local African American students with a preference for those studying business or with an entrepreneurial interest
Gantsoudes Scholarship Fund2008Open applications for graduating seniors of George Washington High School attending college in North Carolina or Virginia
George A. Grekos Scholarship Fund2019Open applications for Danville/Pittsylvania County graduates, with a preference for Chatham High School graduates, who are attending Christopher Newport University
GW Class of 1957 Scholarship Fund2007Open applications for graduating seniors of George Washington High School
Hokie Bird Scholarship Fund2013Open applications for Danville-Pittsylvania County graduates attending Virginia Tech
Irene L. Pritchett Scholarship Fund2001Open applications for qualified Black graduates from the City of Danville, Pittsylvania County, or the Children’s Home of Virginia
James W. Bryant, Sr. and James T. Collie Scholarship Fund2005Open applications for Pittsylvania County Public Schools graduates, preferably students pursuing the fields of education or nursing.
John B. Grubb Scholarship Fund2007Open applications for Danville and Pittsylvania County graduates
John L. Hurt, Jr. Scholarship Fund2002Open applications for Gretna High School graduates, with a preference for those who attended the John L. Hurt, Jr. Elementary School
John R. and Betty B. Eggleston Scholarship Fund2002Open applications for graduates in Danville, Pittsylvania or Caswell County
John Watson Daniel Scholarship Fund1997Open applications for graduates in Danville, Pittsylvania or Caswell County (unless descendants of employees or retirees of John W. Daniel Construction Company who may receive priority consideration.)
Laurie Anne Wilmoth Nursing Scholarship Fund2021Open applications for Danville high school graduates attending Danville Community College Registered Nurse programs or Averett University Bachelor of Nursing Programs. Preference given to applicants who plan to work in the Commonwealth of VA.
Lawrence R. Dabbs Scholarship Fund2017Open applications for Caswell County high school graduates
Louise P. Surles Scholarship Fund1998Open applications for students attending the University of Virginia
M. Etta Jennings Scholarship Fund2019Open applications for Danville-Pittsylvania High School graduates in a two-year nursing program, with a preference for nursing programs located in Danville
Margaret Spruce Floyd Scholarship Fund2003Open applications for female graduates of public and private schools in Pittsylvania County
North Main Baptist Church Scholarship Fund2016Open applications for students who are studying or plan to entry ministry-related fields, and have actively participated in North Main Baptist Church or college-related ministries
Onnie H. & Bertie W. Milloway Scholarship Fund1998Averett University recommends local students with a financial need
Patrick H. Musick Scholarship Fund2001Averett University recommends students, with a preference for academically qualified students who have a tennis-playing background
Percy and Velna Scearce Scholarship Fund2000Open applications for graduates in Danville, Pittsylvania or Caswell County, who actively support their religious convictions, are merited and have financial need
Ray M. Harris Scholarship Fund2004Open applications for graduates of public and private schools in Danville or Pittsylvania County, with a preference for Pittsylvania County graduates. Also available for graduate studies.
Richard Ramsey Scholarship Fund2010Awarded to the top graduates of Gretna High School as provided by guidance department
Riddle-Francis Scholarship Fund2005Open applications for Pittsylvania County Public School graduates
Robert and Bernice Milam Scholarship Fund2010Open applications for active members (or students whose parents or legal guardians are active members) of Third Avenue Congregational Christian Church or Stone Creek Church
Robert R. & Virginia M. Blackwell Scholarship Fund2018Open applications for Bartlett Yancey High School graduates, with a preference for those attending Mars Hill University or Wake Forest University
Rotary Club of Chatham Scholarship Fund2019Open applications 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
Rotary Club of Yanceyville Scholarship Fund2013Open applications for graduates of Bartlett Yancey High School
Roy G. and Joan F. Gignac Scholarship Fund2000Open applications for graduates pursuing technical fields of study, preferably attending the Illinois Institute of Technology
Roy L. and Mary G. Doss Scholarship Fund2010Open applications for graduating seniors of Danville or Pittsylvania County
Ruby Sartin Hovatter Educator Scholarship2017Open applications for graduates of George Washington High School or Bartlett Yancey High School, who plan to become a classroom teacher
Samuel Manning Farmer Scholarship Fund2019Open applications for Bartlett Yancey High School graduates, with preference given to students attending Elon University, Greensboro College, Guilford College, North Carolina State University, and Wake Forest University
Spiros Skenderis Memorial Scholarship Fund1999The guidance departments of Danville and Pittsylvania County Public Schools may nominate one or two students who have overcome a hardship
Steven Bruce Daniels, Jr. Scholarship Fund2014Open applications for Danville, Pittsylvania or Caswell county graduates attending either NC State University or Virginia Tech and plans for studying in the field of agriculture (primary) or with a high school varsity athletics background (secondary).
Stuart Harris Drama Scholarship Fund2003Open applications for graduates of Danville Public Schools and Pittsylvania County Public Schools who are outstanding drama students
Susan L. Edwards Memorial Scholarship Fund2012Open applications for students who are pursuing the field of radiologic technology, and if no applicants for radiologic technology, then nursing school applicants will be considered
The Plumblee Scholarship Fund2019Open applications for Caswell County high school graduates
Tricia's Nursing Memorial Scholarship Fund2020Open applications for any age student pursuing a nursing education (LPN or higher) who are graduates of Pittsylvania County, Danville, or Caswell County High Schools
Tunstall Academic Boosters Club Scholarship Fund2017The guidance department of Tunstall High School may nominate top ranked academic students
William E. Barr Scholarship Fund2013Open applications for Danville - Pittsylvania County graduates attending Hampden-Sydney College
Woodlawn Academy Scholarship Fund2014Open applications for Danville and Pittsylvania County graduates with a preference given to former Woodlawn 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.

NameYearDescription
Barbara H. Sater and Herbert W. Sater Memorial Fund2001Not specified
Buck-Wayland Fund2014Not specified
Clarence L. Giles Fund2001Not specified
D. Webster, Jr., and Elizabeth S. Marshall Fund2014Not specified
Elizabeth (Betty) W. Jefferson Fund2012Not specified
Faith Home Endowment Fund1998Not specified
Harry Melton Hood Fund1998Not specified
James A. and Ann V. Robertson Fund1996Not specified
James Russell & Zora Carter Anderson Endowment Fund2005Not specified
Swanson Fund2001Not specified
The Opportunity Fund2017Not specified

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.

NameYearDescription
Larry N. Whitt Agricultural Enterprise & Educational Fund2019
Linwood and Peggy Wright Downtown Revitalization Fund2021Available grants to support downtown revitalization efforts and projects in the Dan River Region.
Meredith Wilson Gravely Memorial Scholarship Fund2021To provide scholarships for Danville, Pittsylvania County, and Caswell County graduates in memory of Meredith Wilson Gravely, who are graduates, or former graduates, from Meredith Gravely School of Dance, with a preference for those pursuing studies in performing arts.
Sadie Banks Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund2021Open applications for local African-American students from Danville and Pittsylvania County with a preference for students attending historically black colleges and universities (HBCU)
Virginia Ann Miller Garmon Memorial Scholarship Fund2021Awarded to graduates of Halifax County High School and George Washington High School graduates majoring in the filed of education, religion, and business who have demonstrated a devotion to academics, and who have a need for financial support

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.

NameYearDescription
RiverBank Fund2014To protect and revitalize the Dan River.
Goodyear Education Open/5K Fund2019To further Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education in Danville, Pittsylvania, and Caswell County
Veterans Memorial Fund2004To create and maintain a local Veterans Memorial to honor veterans of all wars.
Danville Regional Foundation2007To support community grantmaking.
Emergency Preparedness Fund2020To better position The Community Foundation to support community organizations and public entities with frayed safety nets or the damage of multiple crises during disasters.

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.

NameYearDescription
Boys & Girls Clubs of the Danville Area Endowment Fund2013To provide a permanent and predictable source of funding for the Boys & Girls Club of the Danville Area
Caswell Family Medical Center Endowment Fund2018To provide a permanent and predictable source of funding for Caswell Family Medical Center
Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History Endowment Fund2020To provide a permanent and predictable source of funding for the Danville Museum of Fine Arts & History
Riverview Rotary Endowment Fund2018To provide a permanent and predictable source of funding for Riverview Rotary