No Grant Distribution June 25 – 29

Grants will not be processed by The Community Foundation during the week of June 25-29, 2018. If you wish for a grant to be distributed by the end of June, please be sure to submit that request no later than noon on Tuesday, June 19.

Grant distribution will resume the week of July 2-6 for all submissions received in our office by noon on Tuesday, July 3.

We appreciate your patience and flexibility with staff vacation schedules and their impact on slight changes in our regular grant distribution cycle during the summer months.

GreatCommunityGive a huge success!

Summary Report

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

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

1 on 1: Great Community Give is coming up!

Executive Director of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Revlan Hill, spoke with Bob Corso, WHSV News Anchor about the Great Community Give! Check out their interview.

The Breeze promotes Great Community Give!

 

 

Thank you to The Breeze, JMU’s student run newspaper since 1922. We are grateful for your coverage of the Great Community Give! Check out this article about Harrisonburg & Rockingham County’s first online giving day to benefit local nonprofit organizations! Remember to Point.Click.GIVE on APRIL 18!

 

Spring 2018 Community Needs Projects

Nonprofit organizations in Harrisonburg & Rockingham County have submitted their spring projects. We hope you will review the list of current projects and find one (or more!) that you would like to support. If you need more information about any of these projects, or wish to know more about these organizations, please contact Ann at The Community Foundation, 540-432-3863 or [email protected]

 

The Daily New-Record will be publishing summaries of these projects in their April 30th edition of the newspaper.

2018 Financial Review

On February 27, The Community Foundation hosted its annual Financial Review for fund holders and local financial professionals. The evening event was hosted at Explore More Discovery Museum and included presentations by Asa W. Graves, VII of Graves-Light Wealth Management of Wells Fargo Advisors and featured speaker, Raymond E. Owens, III, research advisor and senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

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Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Endowment

Shenandoah Valley Economic Education, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a mission of promoting economic literacy in the Shenandoah Valley. SVEE provides the resources to teach students K-12 how the elements of free enterprise and the American economic system function.

Shenandoah Valley Economic Education, Inc. is a nonprofit organization with a mission of promoting economic literacy in the Shenandoah Valley. SVEE provides the resources to teach students K-12 how the elements of free enterprise and the American economic system function.

 

SVEE’s business supporters work in partnership with area schools to broaden the knowledge of economics. By funding a teacher consultant to work with local teachers, SVEE provides the driving force for training teachers and assisting with the classroom experience.

 

In a typical year, SVEE-supported programs reach 800 teachers with information and materials, 100 teachers with training in workshops, and 20 teachers for intensive training in economic education. Using figures supplied by the Virginia Council on Economic Education, this translates into classroom benefits for more than 32,000 students in the Shenandoah Valley.

The SVEE-funded Mini-Economy program helps students learn about entrepreneurship by starting their own businesses in a classroom society.

 

SVEE-funded professional development opportunities include workshops that help teachers learn the latest simulation games for teaching about the economy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The SVEE-funded teacher consultant works year-round to help promote economic literacy. Services are provided through the teacher outreach program of the James Madison University Center for Economic Education.

 

Peter Yates of Harrisonburg currently serves SVEE as Chairman of the Board. SVEE is governed by a board representing local business and community interests.

 

SVEE-sponsored programs have achieved a high degree of effectiveness and national recognition, consecutively winning the top national awards in research (William C. Wood, 2016) and service (Lynne F. Stover, 2017) given by the National Association of Economic Educators.

This SVEE-sponsored project recruited local high school students to help produce state-of-the-art instructional materials for online teaching.

 

 

 

In 2005, a permanent fund was established at The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County to provide on-going support for Shenandoah Valley Economic Education, Inc.  If you are interested in supporting local economic education, please consider a gift to the Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Endowment.