Apply Now to CFDRR Scholarships!

Don’t forget: CFDRR is still accepting scholarship applications through Tuesday, March 1, 2022! Click here to apply online. Please contact us with any questions at (434) 793-0884. Read more in our e-news:

Pictured: Walter and Gail Gunn and 2019 recipients of the Gail and Walter Gunn Scholarship. #cfdrr #scholarships2022

2022 Scholarship Applications Now Open!

The Community Foundation’s 2022 scholarship application cycle is now open to area students. Students can apply at The application cycle will close on March 1, 2022. Visit our website for a list of frequently asked questions, or contact The Foundation’s office.

25 Years of Community Impact- Happy New Year!

That’s a wrap!  Happy New Year from CFDRR!  As our twenty-fifth anniversary year comes to a close, we celebrate the Foundation’s community impact since 1996.  In the last twenty-five years, the Foundation has awarded $24 Million in grants to enhance quality of life across the Dan River Region; awarded $2.7 Million in scholarships to 1,371 students; received $51 Million in gifts given by Community Foundation Donors; and holds $51.5 Million in charitable assets dedicated to our region’s quality of life.  Thank you for your generous support over the last quarter century.  We look forward to creating many more years of community impact!


CFDRR Announces Two New Scholarships!

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announces today two new scholarship funds established by area donors: The Caswell County Schools Scholarship Fund and Virginia Ann Miller Garmon Memorial Scholarship Fund are The Foundation’s newest funds of 2021.

Read the full press release below.

Celebrating 25 Years, Competitive Grant Awards & Stories of Impact!

The Community Foundation is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary! Read more for news and updates, including CFDRR’s 2021 competitive grant cycle awards, new bequests and funds, how to start a fund with CFDRR, and a unique story of impact from one of our grantees!

Scholarship Applications Open January 1, 2021!

Get started on your CFDRR scholarship applications! Read more for application tips and news.

Special Thanks to our Donors & CFDRR News

During this season of thanksgiving, The Community Foundation’s Board of Directors and staff wish to express our deep appreciation for our donors’ continued support. We look forward to celebrating The Foundation’s 25th Anniversary with you in 2021. 

Read more for end-of-year giving info and tax updates, new endowed funds, and scholarship updates!

CFDRR Announcements & Important Dates

Welcome a new staff member, remember a special board member, discover upcoming grant and scholarship opportunities, learn about memorial and honorary gifts, and much more! Read our latest newsletter here.

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