February 2019
Community Foundation Awards $714,000 to
Area Nonprofits
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region announced a total of $714,000 in new grants to 47 non-profit community agencies at a reception at Ballou Recreation Center on January 15th. The Community Foundation was incorporated in 1996 and has already returned more than $23.9 million in community grants and scholarships.
This year’s grants contain $250,000 in funding made available by a grant from the Danville Regional Foundation. To view a complete listing of the grants awarded, please click here .
Scholarship Cycle Now Open

The Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications. The deadline is Thursday, February 28th . All applications must be submitted online. To begin your application, please click here .

This year we have 50 available scholarship funds. You can view the full list here . After submitting your general application you will be directed to a page where you can choose specific scholarships. Some of our scholarships are automatically matched through the general application while others require additional information.

Start filling out your application now since transcripts and reference letters must have time to be submitted. If you have any questions, please contact our Program Officer, Morgan Epstein via email morgan@cfdrr.org or phone (434) 793-0884.
Look for our new rack card now available throughout the region!
George A. Grekos Scholarship Established
The George A. Grekos Scholarship has been started with The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region in memory of the 21-year-old Chatham High School graduate.
The Scholarship will support Danville/Pittsylvania County graduates, with a preference for Chatham High School graduates, who attend Christopher Newport University.

To read the full press release, please click here .
Attention Nonprofit Staff and Board Members!
Save the Dates!
Cannon Estate Planning Teleconference Series

Tuesday, March 26, 2019: Identifying Landmines and Minimizing Battle Scars in Conflicts Between Trustees and Beneficiaries
  • The roles of beneficiary and Trustee by their nature engender tension. The Trustee has the beneficiary's money (at least that's how the beneficiary views it), and the beneficiary wants it now! This inherent conflict has been accentuated by seemingly ever-increasing expectations and demands of beneficiaries and expanding theories of fiduciary liability.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019: Your Marital Agreement Toolbox
  • Marriage dissolution and the financial obligations that often flow from it, has become so prevalent that a client's planning for this possibility is sometimes nearly as important as his or her core estate planning instruments. Thus, marital agreements, especially among those who have been through divorce, are becoming an essential component of some clients' estate plan.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019: Contemporary Uses for Life Insurance in Estate Planning
  • Despite an historically high deferral and estate tax basic exclusion amount, life insurance, even if required less often than in past to provide cash to pay estate tax, remains a critical part of the asset mix of many clients. Life insurance can provide often-needed financial security and readily accessible liquidity.

  • Scholarship cycle closes February 28 at midnight

  • Autism and Keokee Applications are due February 22 by 5pm.
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