May 2019
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.

To celebrate The Community Foundation's 20th year anniversary in 2017, 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, these grants have been awarded to the libraries each summer since 2017.

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’ financial security. These agreements must be closely coordinated with the client’s estate plan. Of frequent concern in this area are:
  • What are essential requirements for all marital agreements
  • Tax issues to address in marital agreements
  • Spousal rights in retirement assets
  • Anticipating and handling marital issues with closely-held business interests

The teleconference will be held at The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research for $30 per person. Boxed lunches will be served at 12:30 with the teleconference provided from 1-2:30 p.m. Come connect and collaborate on relevant issues without the added expense of travel and accommodations while you earn Continuing Education and Learning credits!
Contact Kathy Milam to set up a fund!
Kathy Milam, our new Executive Director, is ready to assist donors who may be interested in establishing their own fund, whether during their lifetime or through an estate gift.

Kathy can be reached at 434-793-0884 or
Support local students through the Danville/Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine Alliance Scholarship Fund
In December, 2018, The Danville/Pittsylvania Academy of Medicine Alliance began a scholarship with The Community Foundation. This scholarship will support Danville/Pittsylvania County graduates who are pursing medical fields of study.

Alliance members are seeking additional donations to help them reach the minimum to permanently endow the scholarship. Friends and associates can support the Fund by sending donations (perhaps in honor or in memory of your favorite physician) to The Community Foundation, c/o the Academy of Medicine Alliance Scholarship or made online by clicking here .
Attention Nonprofit Staff and Board Members!

  • Morotock Arts & Cultural Fund applications due May 3
  • Interim Grant reports due June 28
  • Online applications will be accepted for the Competitive Grant starting June 1
The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region | 434-793-0884| Email