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Friends of the Rappahannock Receives $20K from The Community Foundation

By Susan Larson. Video provided by The Community Foundation.

The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region awarded a $20,000 Visionary Grant to Fredericksburg-based Friends of the Rappahannock.

It was the first of four $20,000 grants to be awarded in 2017 by The Community Foundation in celebration of their 20th anniversary advancing local philanthropy.

“The foundation’s review committee selected Friends of the Rappahannock because the nonprofit’s staff demonstrates excellence and expertise in their field,” said Teri McNally, executive director of The Community Foundation. “The funds will be used to create a river report card, which is an information and awareness tool that will deliver highly accessible local data about the state of the Rappahannock River.”

The project will involve a number of agencies and stakeholders.

“I want people to recognize we have this incredible resource and we have to take care of it,” said Friends of the Rappahannock Executive Director Kathy Harrigan upon accepting the award.

The Community Foundation will award grants to three more nonprofits in the categories of arts, human services, and education.

Area nonprofits may apply for a Visionary Grant in the category of education beginning March 24 with a submission deadline of April 28. That winner will be announced the week of June 19.

“Our 20th Anniversary Visionary Grants accelerate local non-profits biggest dreams for a thriving community,” McNally said.

So excited to be working with @Community_Found to create a #RappRiverReportCard to help raise awareness about #cleanwater Thanks CFRRR! pic.twitter.com/U5P8OelyDf— Friends of the Rapp (@River_Friends) March 16, 2017

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