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Community Foundation Announces 2019 Scholarship Recipients

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County is pleased to announce 2019 Scholarship Recipients. Over $206,000 was awarded from 23 scholarship funds to 62 students.   These scholarships are focused on a variety of criteria – one is targeted for math and science majors, one for a student planning to compete as a collegiate […]

Summary Report on 2019 GreatCommunityGive

The 2019 GreatCommunityGive was a resounding success for the community of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County! Read the summary report to learn more about this exciting day of giving.

2019 Community Needs Application Available

The 2019 application for the Community Needs process is now available. The Community Foundation offers one grant cycle per year to connect local nonprofit organizations with funding. The application deadline is at the beginning of October each year. Agencies physically located in and serving Harrisonburg and Rockingham County may apply every year. The project to […]

2019 GreatCommunityGive Only 3 Weeks Away!

The GreatCommunityGive is one day when the Harrisonburg and Rockingham County community come together to raise money for area nonprofits who work all year round. On Wednesday, April 17, individuals in our community have the opportunity to support 89 different nonprofit organizations through online donations.   Our 2019 goal is to raise $333,000 on April […]

Guidestar and Foundation Center to become Candid

As donors, many are familiar with Guidestar and its goal to provide “fair, accurate, and objective information about foundations and nonprofits.” At The Community Foundation we use this resource on a regular basis to research possible grant recipients. Foundation Center is less known to donors, but an equally useful resource for those searching for grants […]

Impact Awards Annual Grants to Local Nonprofits

Impact Harrisonburg, a giving circle of young professionals, recently distributed annual grants to three local nonprofit organizations. The group used the Community Needs process of The Community Foundation to select nonprofit projects to consider. Local organizations selected by Impact members as grant recipients this year are Blue Ridge CASA, Blacks Run Forest Farm, and Way to […]

National Standards Accreditation Affirms Our Commitment to Excellence

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County announced today receipt of national accreditation issued by the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations®. This accreditation, signified by the Seal, indicates that the Community Foundation of H/R meets the highest standards for philanthropic excellence. “This is a tremendous accomplishment for our community,” said Joe Paxton, Chair […]