For individuals and families who choose to practice their philanthropy through a private foundation, The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County can be a valuable partner. With extensive grant-making experience and local community knowledge, TCFHR is uniquely equipped to provide a variety of services for local private foundations.

We offer three options:

Option 1: Converting a Private Foundation to a Named Fund

Rollover your private foundation into a named advised fund and let our staff help you achieve your charitable goals. Your new fund can maintain the same name and continue your giving without the burdensome administrative costs, IRS requirements, compliance regulations and excise tax payments associated with a private foundation.

Option 2: Donate the 5% Payout to an Advised Fund or to The Community Endowment

As a public charity, The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County can accept a “qualifying distribution” from your private foundation to help fulfill your annual payout requirement. The 5% payout can be placed in an advised fund and distributed or placed in the Community Endowment for the overall betterment of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County.

Option 3: Research and Information

Be sure to take advantage of the Community Needs process to learn about the needs of local nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County can also share with you more detailed information on Community Needs or research other nonprofit organizations in or outside our local area.

When is the right time to make a change?

Each expression of philanthropy is unique. It begins for different reasons, and for different reasons it changes over time. Let us know how we can help you preserve the goals of your private foundation.

Have questions for The Community Foundation?

Latest News

Grant Applications Available

The Fall 2018 Community Needs grant application is now available.…

Employment Opportunity at TCFHR

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County…

Spring Grants Awarded

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County…

Daily News-Record publishes 'Giving Back' - May 19, 2018

If you would like to have a print version of this booklet, please…

No Grant Distribution June 25 - 29

Grants will not be processed by The Community Foundation during…

Thank you to WHSV-TV3 for covering Great Community Give!

Thank you to WHSV-TV3 for covering the story of the Great Community…

1 on 1: Great Community Give is coming up!

Executive Director of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg…

The Breeze promotes Great Community Give!

    Thank you to The Breeze, JMU’s student…