May 2018
Summer Reading Grants  
Awarded to Local Libraries  
Four grants totaling $12,000 were awarded to libraries in Pittsylvania County, Caswell County, Halifax-South Boston and Danville by The Community Foundation of the Dan River.

Last year for The Community Foundation's 20th year anniversary, the local libraries were awarded grants of $3,000 each for their summer reading programs. Since the outcome of the grants had significant impact in the Dan River Region, it was decided that these grants would be awarded again for Summer 2018 reading programs.

Brightleaf Brew Fest 
Benefits Veterans Memorial 
A big thank you to the Bright Leaf Brew Fest for presenting a check of $752.50 to The Community Foundation for the Veterans Memorial! Isn't it nice when great events support great local causes!

Church Endowment Opportunities     
Contact The Community Foundation to see if a Church Endowment Fund with us is right for your church. Some benefits include:
  • the ability to accept current or deferred donations of appreciated property from your members
  • participation in the Foundation's $35 million investment portfolio
  • assistance in securing and administering bequests and other future planned gifts for your endowment.

Call us today to discuss options for endowment funds to benefit your church or other local charitable organizations. Churches can also create scholarship funds with The Community Foundation for easy administration and confidentiality.    


Need a Speaker for your Next Meeting? 

Whether it is a business, religious group, social/civic club, The Community
ation would love to speak to your group about our mission and the good work being done in the Dan River Region. If this is something you are interested in, please contact our office (434) 793-0884.  
Dan River Nonprofit Network  
Receives Grant from CFDRR 
The Dan River Nonprofit Network will begin offering sponsorships for under-resourced nonprofits in the Dan River Region to attend out of area training courses at a free or reduced cost. These sponsorships, new for 2018, are available thanks to the support from The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region (CFDRR). Evelyn Riley, director at the Nonprofit Network, states that, "Sponsorships are intended to assist nonprofit organizations that would otherwise find costs of registration or travel prohibitive. We want area nonprofit professionals and organ izations to benefit from training and experiences they may not normally be able to access. We're very grateful that the Community Foundation is one of our local funders that understands the value nonprofit education has for our communities. Attendees to these types of trainings bring back ideas for programs, make connections and learn from peers, and gain skills that increase the impact of the good work they are already doing." Example trainings may include sector conferences, skill-based workshops, and leadership training. Eligible participants and individuals must represent an organization that has a current 501(c)(3) status with the IRS and be located in or serve the Dan River Region area. In order to have the most impact, sponsorship awards may range based on the amount and type of request as well as the organization's budget size and need. 
Disaster Relief    

The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region is currently accepting donations for its Agency Emergency Fund and its Disaster Relief Fund to help our community in relief and recovery efforts for the recent storms and tornado.
Donations to support the local response and relief efforts can be made online at or mailed to The Community Foundation at 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541. Please designate any donations for either the Agency Emergency Fund or the Disaster Relief Fund at The Community Foundation.

Please note that any gifts to either of these funds may be used for other emergencies if funds are not needed for the recent storm.
Calling all Attorneys in the Dan River Region 

May 14, 2
01 8 The Community Foundation is hosting an Attorney Listening Luncheon for all attorneys in the Dan River Region. To register pleas e email  
  • Morotock Applications DUE May 11
  • Competitive Grant Cycle opens June 1
  • Scholarship Reception is June 10 at the Chatham Community Center
  • Interim Grant Reports DUE June 29

The Community Foundation 
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