Q: Who can apply, and what is the application process?
In order to move resources quickly, The Community Foundation is not hosting a formal application process. Potential front line grantee partners will be identified and contacted. Information will be solicited on proposed projects and final awards will be recommended. Existing experience and accountability in addressing the immediate needs of the people made vulnerable by the coronavirus pandemic is essential.
Q: Which types of organizations will be considered?
Grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofits, groups fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith-based organizations, and other public entities.
Q: How much is The Community Foundation contributing?
CFDRR has contributed $25,000 to establish the Fund. However, donations of any amount are welcomed and appreciated.
Donations of all amounts are needed and requested from foundations, corporations, individuals and organizations.
Q: How do I donate?
Gifts shall be made payable to “The Community Foundation” for the Coronavirus Relief Fund. Gifts may be mailed to 541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541 or made online at
through Network For Good. All contributions are tax deductible.
Q: What is the turnaround time for funds?
To move resources quickly, the Foundation is working diligently to identify and prioritize the most compelling areas of need and will distribute funds in a timely manner.
Q: Are there specific restrictions for these grants or are they unrestricted?
Initially, grant funding will support nonprofit organizations that provide community safety nets for crucial services in the following sectors:
utilities, rent, childcare, food insecurity, and small business support. Grants will be restricted to the extent that funds must be used directly to respond to the coronavirus.
Q: Where can I find more information on The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region and the Coronavirus Relief Fund?
For more information, please contact The Community Foundation at (434) 793-0884 (we will be checking voicemail regularly) or email Kathy Milam, at
. You can also visit our website at
and find us on Facebook at @CFDRR (
The Community Foundation is deeply appreciative of all support for this effort!