25 Stories of Impact: Story #11

Friends of the Danville Public Library, 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

According to Friends of the Danville Public Library, they were able to start the Second Chance Book Club, bringing a book club into the Women’s Jail Annex.  Seventy-one women, most of whom are self-described non-readers with an average third-grade reading level, have read 25 novels.  The children of the women in the club have even downloaded the books they are reading so they can talk about them during visits.

If you are passionate about reading and literacy, you can support programs such as this one by contacting our office or visiting our online giving page here#cfdrrstoriesofimpact #cfdrrcelebratingtwentyfiveyears

25 Stories of Impact: Story #10

Danville Science Center, Inc., 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient

Danville Science Center gives special thanks to The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region for enabling them to bring an excellent exhibit to the region during 2020. In January, the Danville Science Center hosted a traveling exhibit titled “Sportsology.” This exhibit was a hit with families and children from across our area.

If you would like to financially support cultural programs such as this, please contact our office or visit our online giving page here to discuss your donation options.  #cfdrrstoriesofimpact #cfdrrcelebratingtwentyfiveyears

Scholarship Applications Being Accepted Until February 27, 2017

(DANVILLE, VA) – The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is currently accepting applications for 46 different scholarships. Area students who are interested may apply online through the Foundation’s web site here. The deadline for all applications is February 27, 2017.

Students who are graduating seniors or former graduates from a high school in Danville or Pittsylvania County, Virginia or Caswell County, North Carolina may apply. Each scholarship may also have specific eligibility criteria that were defined by the donor. The online application system will determine your eligibility for each scholarship.

Last year the Foundation awarded 86 scholarships totaling more than $160,000 to area students. Since its formation in 1996, The Community Foundation has awarded 952 scholarships totaling more than $2.1 million.

The Community Foundation is a fully tax-exempt organization. Individuals, businesses or organizations may establish their own scholarship or endowment 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 www.cfdrr.org.