CFDRR is Hiring a Grant and Scholarship Administrator
The Community Foundation plans to hire a full-time Grant and Scholarship Administrator to provide programmatic and administrative support for The Foundation’s grant making and scholarship activities. The position ensures The Foundation’s programmatic goals are achieved with high regard for quality and accuracy. 
The Grant and Scholarship Administrator is responsible for three primary areas, with strong focus on database management: (1) administering grant application processes; (2) managing The Foundation’s scholarship programs; and (3) supporting The Foundation’s special projects and events preparations. 

The successful candidate is a well-organized, self-starter who works effectively within a team, is fluent in computer applications, and comfortable working in multiple databases with an aptitude for managing data integrity.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent Benefits. For more information about the position, visit our website at www.cfdrr.orgThe Community Foundation is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send a cover letter summarizing your experience and qualifications with your resume, to Katherine Milam at, by April 25, 2022.
Introducing Carole Holland
Carole Holland, The Community Foundation's new Foundation Generalist, is a wonderful addition to our team! Carole assists with special projects and event planning, and is currently focused on administering The Foundation's scholarship application cycle.

Carole has worked in the nonprofit and for-profit sector, and been a resident of Danville for 30 years. She and her husband, Mark, have three daughters who attended Danville Public Schools and the University of Virginia. Carole enjoys reading and anything outdoors. 
“The generosity of The Foundation's many donors is humbling and impressive, indeed. To see the impact on grant recipients, both students and nonprofit organizations, is gratifying. Working to distribute these funds, while honoring the wishes of The Foundation's donors is inspiring.”

--Carole Holland
Foundation Generalist, The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region
Honoring Donor Intent:
Highlighting the Marshall Family Fund
Established in 2010 by Robert T. Marshall, Sr. and his wife, Margaret D. Marshall, the Marshall Family Fund was created to further the charitable purposes of specific Danville area organizations.

During the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the Marshall Family Fund of The Community Foundation awarded $41,788 in grant funding to support initiatives focused on improving quality of life in the Dan River Region. The following area nonprofit organizations are designated recipients of the Marshall Family Fund:

  • Averett University
  • Boy Scouts of America/Dan River District-Blue Ridge Mountains Council
  • God’s Storehouse
  • Danville Community College Educational Foundation
  • Grace Design United Methodist Church
  • The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region Board Endowment Fund
"Mr. and Mrs. Robert Marshall supported Averett since 1992—even before the establishment of the Marshall Family Fund. One of the most meaningful ways was through scholarship gifts to students in financial need. Averett is grateful for the generous support the Marshalls have provided Averett students over the years both through their personal donations and through the Marshall Family Fund.
Averett is thankful for the opportunity to continue to be among the recipients of the Marshall Family Fund . . . For many students at Averett, these scholarships make the difference between being able to afford college or not. . . . That scholarship could be the difference between them continuing their coursework or having to forgo their goals toward degree attainment."
--Emma Lugar Sellers
Executive Director, Corporate & Foundation Philanthropy at Averett University
Maximizing Community Benefit:
Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation
Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation (DNDC) is a nonprofit community development corporation organized in 2016 to improve the quality of life in Danville by empowering neighbors and community associations, encouraging local investment, and building neighborhoods or opportunity and choice.
In 2021, The Community Foundation awarded DNDC a competitive grant for $25,000 as part of the Danville Home Repair Blitz program, to aid elderly, veteran, disabled, and low-income homeowners in making needed repairs and improvements to the exterior of their homes.

DNDC's final grant report impact video captured The Foundation's attention with its candid, compelling interviews with community members impacted by DNDC's services.
"These are households that are at risk of homes falling into disrepair in large part [due] to the lack of disposable income to make those repairs. . . . The [CFDRR] grants have allowed us to help more homeowners correct more severe deferred maintenance issues."
-- Ernecia Coles
Executive Director, Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation
Advocating for CFDRR Partner Programs:
Dan River Nonprofit Network Hosts FLIP Training
Make mission driven financial decisions the clear choice. 2021 CFDRR competitive grant recipient, Dan River Nonprofit Network, is proud to offer fifteen organizations the opportunity to join the Financial Leadership in Practice academy (FLIP). This national financial capacity program brings teams together to strengthen the link between financial process and community impact.
The workshop will be held April 28th & 29th, 9am-5pm at Southside Community Learning Center. Each registration provides two team members 20+ hours of instruction and professional development. Leadership teams will explore frameworks and tools that foster stronger conversations among board and staff. Participating organizations will develop a Financial Leadership Action Plan throughout the seminar.
Giving to Any Community Foundation Fund
  • Donations can be made by credit card by calling our office or by visiting our website,, or in person at our office. 
  • Check donations can be sent via mail or delivered in person to our office. 
  • Cash donations can be made in person at our office.
  • Gifts may be made in honor or memory, and acknowledgements are sent promptly for each gift given.
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The Community Foundation of the Dan River Region
541 Loyal Street, Danville, VA 24541