CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary: Celebrating Key Milestones in Our History
In 1996, the Foundation was originally named the DPC Community Foundation. In 2004, the name changed to The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region. In 2017, the Foundation released a new logo and branding.
CFDRR would like to thank the 58 guests who celebrated with us at our 25th Anniversary Open House on Sept. 10! The celebration included speakers and spontaneous sharing of stories highlighting CFDRR’s history of impact. CFDRR held a surprise $2,500 grant drawing in recognition of nonprofit organizations that are so vital in helping CFDRR connect donors to the resources and causes important to them and our community. Congratulations to the Virginia Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, serving Danville-Pittsylvania County, winner of the drawing! CFDRR’s 25th Anniversary Fundraising Campaign will run until Dec. 31, with the goal of raising $25,000.
12:15 PM: Cake Cutting and Light Refreshments Served
12:45 PM: Words of Gratitude and Voices of Impact
1:15 PM: Special Grant Drawing
We would love to hear stories of how The Community Foundation has impacted you or your organization! During our Voices of Impact section, you will have the opportunity to share your story with our community of supporters.
You are welcome to drop in and say hello anytime from 12:00-2:00 PM. This is an informal, open-house style celebration. We look forward to seeing you there!
by Cullen Libby
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Danville Church-Based Tutorial Program, Inc., 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to DCBTP: To combat the missed time in school due to COVID-19 and help students who need the most assistance, we provided a Summer Enrichment Program for Math and Reading, funded by CFDRR. This program, IXL Math & Reading, is all online. The math and reading component of this program is used to remediate and enrich students’ skills. Our consultants monitor student progress online. Students are rewarded for mastering eight objectives every two weeks.
by Cullen Libby
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House of Hope, Inc., 2020 CFDRR Competitive Grant Recipient
According to HOH: We are a faith-based, temporary homeless shelter serving Danville, Virginia and Pittsylvania County. For the past 10 years, the House of Hope has provided a safe refuge for those who don’t have a place to stay and who are in need of transitional assistance. The costly roof repair, supported by the grant, allowed us to provide a safe and secure environment for our guests. The grant allowed the shelter to focus its operational budget on helping those in need.
by Cullen Libby
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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
by Cullen Libby
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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
(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.