Community Foundation Office CLOSED

Great Community Give Orientation


  • Presenters/Nonprofit Leaders: Amanda Bomfim (The Community Foundation), Jenny Burden (Arts Council of the Valley), Rachel Howdyshell (Open Doors), Sabrina Dorman-Andrew (New Creation), and Ben Craig (Way to Go).


  • While the website is a great resource, it may be helpful to learn more about this initiative in person. Amanda is inviting all new participating nonprofits and/or individuals new to their positions to join her and four nonprofit leaders for a presentation and panel Q&A. This is your chance to ask Amanda questions about GCG and/or these nonprofit leaders what their experience with Great Community Give has been like. Please note it is not mandatory for you to attend.

Desegregation in Valley

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“The Future of the Past” – Plains District Memorial Museum

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Community Foundation CLOSED for Thanksgiving holiday


Brain Injury Connections of SV – Support Group meeting

Support group members will welcome members from Therapy Dogs International as they learn about the services offered by therapy dogs. Refreshments will be served. For more details about Brain Injury Connections of Shenandoah Valley, Inc., please visit our website at or call 540-568-8923.


Brain Injury Connections of Shenandoah Valley, Inc., is a local non-profit that enhances the lives of individuals affected by brain injury through cultivating connections with information, services and resources. The organization was first founded in 2005 as a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. Brain Injury Connections combines public and private resources to provide specialized services for persons affected by brain injury in the Shenandoah Valley. The non-profit organization’s main service is brain injury case management. Brain Injury Connections is a committed to serving those with the greatest need an least resources, and we do not charge a fee for services.

Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll

Be a Claus for a Cause at The Arc of Harrisonburg and Rockingham’s second annual Santa Run, Walk, ‘N Roll! This inclusive fun run will take place Friday December 6, 2019 from 5-7 PM in downtown Harrisonburg and includes Santa suits for adults and elf ears for children.

Together, we’ll run, walk, or roll (wheelchairs and strollers encouraged!) half a mile through downtown Harrisonburg right before the Harrisonburg Holiday Parade to help raise awareness for The Arc of HR.

Join us an individual runner, create a team as a team captain, or join an existing team to promote and protect the rights of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities in our area.

Selected Old Houses Still Standing in Plains District, 1800-1900

As a continuation of the exhibit last year “Old Houses Still Standing in Plains District, 1700-1800,” the new exhibit will feature “Selected Old Houses Still Standing in Plains District, 1800-1900.”  There are about 25 houses in the exhibit selected from the many farm houses and those built in the towns of our area.  Selections were based on the uniqueness and accessibility of their  histories.

Displays include current and historical photographs, brief histories, artifacts if available, and locations.

Also featured are pieces from the Lois Rhodes Collection of 19th local pottery made by Strasburg and other local potters.  The free exhibit will be on display through April, 2020.