Community Endowment Fund

This fund is a pool of unrestricted endowed funds established for the greatest flexibility and benefit for the Harrisonburg & Rockingham County. The Community Endowment accepts gifts of any size and is the perfect vehicle for clients who simply want to give back to this community without designating a specific need.

Signature Foundations

A Signature Foundation is a fund for the donor who has the means to leave a legacy of giving back to the community at $1,000,000 or more. Most Signature Foundations are endowed and usually bear the family name and symbolize the donors’ care and generosity to Harrisonburg & Rockingham County. These can be a gift from an individual donor or a transfer of assets from a private foundation where the private foundation name is retained as the fund name, and as a Signature Foundation at TCFHR. These funds can be donor advised, designated or area of interest funds.

  • Anne and Ralph Cline Foundation
  • Joe and Debbie Showker Foundation
  • Harry F. Flippo & Margaret M. Flippo Foundation

Area of Interest Funds

Area of Interest funds enable Your clients to choose a specific area to which they would like to provide annual funding without limiting your contributions to only organization in that field. Once an Area of Interest fund is endowed with The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, annual distributions may be made to any nonprofit organzation or charitable initiative that falls within the scope of the Area of Interest for which the fund was established.

  • Awaken Church Revitalization Fund – benefits struggling churches to help them succeed and continue ministries in their communities
  • Children’s Cancer Endowment – supports charitable organizations serving children with cancer and more specifically, for support of lodging and travel for families in need while traveling with their children for treatment
  • Civil War Fund – benefits nonprofit organizations that promote education about the Civil War and efforts to engage public interest in the subject
  • Hildred Neff Memorial Fund – supports nonprofit organizations that care for domestic animals or wildlife
  • Sean Warner Memorial Endowment Fund – benefits nonprofit organizations that provide children various types of emotional support during and following the divorce of their parents
  • Spark China: An Adoption Grant – supports families who wish to adopt through Lifesong International, with preference given to families in the Harrisonburg & Rockingham County area, and additional preference to families who wish to adopt from China
  • Valley Arts and Culture Fund – supports nonprofit organizations promoting performing and visual arts and interpreting the culture and traditions of and in the Shenandoah Valley

Designated Funds

Designated funds allow your clients to advise annual distributions from their funds to a single charity or multiple nonprofit organizations of their choice.

  • Burtner Family Fund – benefits youth ministry at Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren
  • CD and Vergie Lantz Endowed Fund – benefits Weekday Religious Education, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and Pleasant View Homes
  • Charlotte Harris Showker Endowed Fund – supports Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club of H/R, First Step and H/R Free Clinic
  • Clover Hill United Methodist Church Endowed Fund
  • Emily Purdy Administrative Endowment Fund – supports operations of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County
  • Edgar I. Levy Charitable Fund – benefits the needs of Generations Crossing
  • Leo Slusher Award – makes awards to Pendleton County High School
  • Mary Spitzer Etter Endowed Fund – supports Central Shenandoah Arts
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors – benefits People Helping People
  • Our Community Place Endowment
  • Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Endowment
  • Skyline Literacy Endowment
  • Zane Showker Memorial Gardens Endowment Fund – highlighting the philanthropy of Zane Showker and providing a place of rest for indigent and orphaned children
  • Zane Showker Harrisonburg Greenway Fund – supporting the cleanup and beautification of Blacks Run

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds enable your clients to be involved in decision making regarding distributions from their fund.

  • Asa and Kathleen Graves Fund
  • Austin Frazier Memorial Fund
  • Barnes Family Fund
  • Bibb & Dolly Frazier Fund
  • Black Dog Fund
  • Brent Berry Family Fund
  • Burgin-Huggins Family Fund
  • Byrd Family Fund
  • Carol Gardner Family Fund
  • Charitable Fund for Tennis
  • Charles O. & Judith S. Strickler Fund
  • Chester & Nancy Bradfield Family Fund
  • Cloud Family Fund
  • Cloud Grandchildren Charitable Fund
  • Coddington Family Initiative
  • Curt & Linda Gillespie Charitable Fund
  • Dan & Alyce Nardi Charitable Fund
  • David Driver Donor Advised Fund
  • Dennis & Donna Houff Family Fund 1
  • Dennis & Norma Lee Charitable Fund
  • Daniel and Eva Karunakaran Fund
  • Earlynn J. Miller Donor-Advised Fund
  • Elam and Harriet Steiner Charitable Fund
  • Edward, Sarah, Debbie & Jeffrey Forrest Charitable Fund
  • Edwin L. & Esther B. Good Fund
  • Ethan Wagner Memorial Fund
  • Fiore Family Fund
  • G & S Strite Family Fund
  • Gail P. & Frederick L. Fox Fund
  • Gwyneth & Michael Brandt Family Fund
  • Grayson Family Fund
  • Harold and Faye Teer Charitable Fund
  • Harry and Reba Rawley Charitable Fund
  • Henderson Family Fund
  • Herb & Charlotte French Family Fund
  • Hill Price Family Legacy Fund
  • Herman and Janet Mason Families Fund
  • Holden Family Fund
  • Humphries Family Fund
  • I. Joseph and Anne Driver Family Charitable Endowed Fund
  • Janet Sohn Charitable Fund
  • Joe B. & Pat Morton Fund
  • John & Linda Neff Charitable Fund
  • Jonas & Barbara Borntrager Charitable Fund
  • Kanode Family Endowment
  • Kent & Valeta McDonald Family Fund
  • Karen & Mike Miller Family Fund
  • Kaye & Gerald Smith Family Fund
  • Lam Family Donor Advised Fund
  • Laurenz Charitable Fund
  • Lenhart Family Fund
  • Leo E. & Ruthanne J. Heatwole Charitable Advised Fund
  • Linda Ankrah Dove Donor Advised Fund
  • Little Swiss Fund
  • Lola S. Kirkland Charitable Fund
  • Long Family Fund
  • Loomis Family Fund
  • Mark Flora Memorial
  • Marlin & Charlotte Burkholder Charitable Fund
  • Martha L. Merz Donor Advised Fund
  • Martin Family Fund
  • McGowan Charitable Fund
  • Melby Charitable Fund
  • Michael G. Hill Family Fund
  • Nancy & Irvin Hess Family Fund
  • Paul & Sherry Cline Fund
  • Plecker Family Fund
  • Railside Charitable Fund
  • R B Frazier Family Fund
  • Ritchie & Jean Gillespie Charitable Fund
  • R and M Fund
  • Rocco Legacy Fund
  • Sylvia Anthony Legacy Fund
  • Sheets Family Fund
  • Steiner Charitable Fund
  • Steve Gordon Charitable Fund
  • Steve Hill Legacy Fund
  • Steve H. Hill Family Fund
  • Steven Gardner Family Fund
  • Wayne Harrison Fund
  • Wallace and Carolyn Hatcher Fund
  • A. Wesley and Glenna Graves Donor Advised Fund
  • You Can’t Take It With You Fund
  • Yancey & Peggy Ford Charitable Fund
  • Wilt Fund

Corporate Advised Funds

Corporate Advised Funds enable corporate donors to be involved in decision making regarding distributions from their fund.

  • Frazier Quarry Charitable Fund
  • Harrisonburg-Massanutten Rotary Charitable Fund
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors Charitable Fund
  • Harrisonburg – Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
  • LD&B Insurance & Financial Services Charitable Fund
  • Shickel Corporation – Colossians 3:17
  • Stern & Heatwole Charitable Fund

Charitable Trusts

  • Elam and Harriet Steiner Charitable Lead Trust
  • Judith S. Strickler Charitable Trust
  • Harry Flippo Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Nelson & Helen Wetsel Unitrust

Scholarship and Award Funds

Scholarship funds allow your clients to establish endowments to fund
annual financial aid scholarships. Based on parameters defined by the
donor, The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County
will manage as much or little of the process as directed. Read more about our
Scholarship Funds and Award Fund.

  • Arthur John Leavenworth – Eureka Lodge #195 Scholarship Fund
  • Bev Good Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Bright Future Mentoring Award
  • Claude E. and Frances O. Warren Scholarship
  • Dennis R. & Patricia R. Early Scholarship
  • Early Ace Scholarship
  • Emory & Henry College Scholarship Fund
  • George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Harold and Faye Teer Scholarship Fund
  • Late Ace Scholarship
  • Laymon H. & Ruth S. Lantz Scholarship Fund
  • Marion James and Anna Ressler Hess Memorial Fund
  • The Matthew Mahnesmith Memorial Scholarship
  • Randy Michie Memorial Scholarship
  • Samuel R. Bowman, II Endowed Scholarship (BRCC)
  • Samuel R. Bowman, II Endowed Scholarship (JMU)
  • Society of Seniors Foundation Scholarship

Fundraising Funds

  • ‘A Dream Come True’ Playground Fund
  • Asbury Catalyst for Ministries Fund
  • Build Our Park Fund
  • Downtown Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market Fund
  • Explore More Discovery Museum Capital Campaign 2 Fund
  • Shenandoah Valley Scholars’ Latino Initiative Scholarship Fund
  • The First Tee of Harrisonburg Fund

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