January 2016
Now Accepting Scholarship Applications  

The Community Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications.  The deadline is Monday, February 29th.  All applications must be submit ted online. To begin your application, please visit our website.    This year we have 43 available scholarships. 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.  For more information please click here. 
Danville Braves Supports Veterans Memorial
L to R: David Cross, General Manager at the Danville Braves; Debra Dodson, Executive Director at The Community Foundation; Lawrence McFall, Veterans Memorial Representative

The Danville Braves presented The Community Foundation with a check to support the Veterans Memorial Fund. The check represents proceeds from the Brave's Military Appreciation Night and the sale of the team's military-themed jerseys. We are so thankful for their support!
Seven Steps to Easy Philanthropy
  1. Discuss your overall philanthropic goals with your family members and legal or tax advisors.
  2. Decide how much you can afford to give and which assets you would like to give.
  3. Determine the causes/organizations that will use your donations to meet the goals you support.
  4. Meet with us to discuss your plan. Ask questions, explore the different options available to you and review the documents needed to implement your plan.
  5. Share the documents with your family and your professional advisors.
  6. Transfer your gift to us or set up a future gift through your estate.
  7. Review our confirmation of your completed gift and the plan for grants to be awarded from your fund.
Fund Spotlight!
The Stuart Harris Drama Scholarship was transferred to the Community Foundation in 2003 by the Danville Public Schools Academic Booster Club to provide scholarships to graduates of Danville Public Schools who have exhibited outstanding dramatic abilities. 

Stuart Harris was a native of Danville. His interest in drama began in childhood and continued through his life. He served as a Naval Lieutenant in WWII and then attended the University of North Carolina and received his Master's in English Literature from Columbia University. After graduation, worked for the Franklin Spier Advertising Agency, then Harper Brothers Book Publisher, then Harcourt Brace Javonovich.   

Donations can be made to this fund at any time and they can be made in honor or in memory of a loved one.


The Autism Education Fund and
Keokee Fund will be accepting applications in February with a March Deadline.  Be thinking about any projects for which you wish to apply.

The Keokee Fund's purpose it to support the education of academically gifted students.  
The Autism Education Fund's purpose is to support autism education-related programs or organizations benefiting individuals, families, educators and the community.   
The Community Foundation 
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