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The Community Foundation awards $36,000+ to area non-profits

From The Community Foundation:

The Community Foundation’s Community Fund is intended to grow the quality of life in our region. This spring, The Community Fund invited nonprofits to apply for capacity building support: grants intended to strengthen and grow our local community of nonprofit organizations.


Capacity building grants support activities a nonprofit needs to achieve its mission most effectively. They allow nonprofits to secure assistance to enhance their services or operations and address important issues of organizational development and effectiveness. This year’s applications had a recurring theme – leadership development and technology needs.

Grants were awarded to:

$12,000 to Downtown Greens, Inc. for their grant Cultivate and Grow Downtown Greens, Inc. The funding will help establish a three-year strategic plan that focuses on board development, growth and sustainability.

$10,845 to Mental Health America of Fredericksburg for Board Development and technology Improvement including multi-line telephones with a four-year equipment maintenance plan.

$7,800 to Fredericksburg Area Museum for FAM Capacity Building Project covering the costs of Network for Good, VolunteerHub and the Fundraising Coach software.

$5,601 to Fredericksburg Area Regional Health Council, Inc. for Electronic Health Record Optimization.


Local nonprofits are hard at work caring for our community. They need and deserve our help.The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region offers a powerful way to offer this help through The Community Fund.

The Community Fund was established in 2003. Directed by the foundation’s Board of Governors, it was designed such that it can be re-targeted each year in response to the most promising opportunities for impact. The fund’s founders intended to prepare The Community Foundation to respond quickly and strategically to address critical needs in our region.

Through The Community Fund, The Community Foundation Board of Governors provides coordination, collaboration and sustained investment. When donors choose to give to this unrestricted fund, the foundation can connect financial resources and human capital to effective nonprofits and community groups already at work.

The Community Foundation manages and distributes charitable giving in the Rappahannock River region. The foundation’s goal is to promote greater philanthropy by assuming challenges faced by the donor and managing one-time and continual giving in a responsible and knowledgeable manner. The foundation and its board members are endlessly dedicated to the community’s enrichment and growth.

The Foundation offers a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations and businesses eager to achieve great results with their charitable giving.

For more information about participating in local giving programs or establishing a fund at The Community Foundation, call 540 373-9292 or email [email protected]

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