The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County announce 2019 grant awards for two of its funds, the Hildred Neff Memorial Fund and the Sean Warner Memorial Endowment Fund. The Hildred Neff Memorial Fund was established in 2012 with a gift from the estate of Hildred Neff, a Rockingham County native. The fund benefits agencies that provide for the needs of both domestic and wild animals. This year the following organizations will receive grant funding for projects submitted through an application process:
- Anicira Veterinary Center – Alleviating Animal Suffering through Access to Veterinary Care project – $3,525 awarded
- Cat’s Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley, Inc. – Pet Retention for Low Income and Vulnerable Population project – $3,525 awarded
- Rockingham Harrisonburg SPCA – Increasing Adoption Readiness project – $7,167 awarded
- Valley Rescue Allies Incorporated – Pet Retention and Re-homing project – $3,525 awarded
- Wildlife Center of Virginia – Treatment of Sick, Injured, and Orphaned Wildlife from Harrisonburg & Rockingham County project – $1,000 awarded
The Sean Warner Memorial Endowment Fund was established by Mark and Susan Warner to honor the memory of their son by helping other children. This fund was created to contribute to general charitable purposes within the area of emotional support services for children of divorced parents. This grant is awarded every other year and the following organization is the 2019 grant recipient: Family Life Resource Center – $449 awarded
To learn more about these and other opportunities for grant funding visit the Grants Available page.
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 track and field athlete, one for students attending Emory & Henry College, and one for students studying Horticulture. There are others that require the pursuit of a major in science, business or engineering, or for a student planning to compete as an intercollegiate athlete. One scholarship seeks to award students pursuing the study of agriculture, several are focused on students with financial need, while another seeks to support Latino students at Blue Ridge Community College or James Madison University. Several scholarships are given in memory of unique and special individuals from our community who valued education and wanted to help young students in their pursuit of a college degree.
Rising high school seniors, or current college students at Blue Ridge Community College or Lord Fairfax Community College, should check out the College Scholarships page of the Community Foundation website. If you are a rising high school junior at Spotswood, East Rockingham, or Broadway high schools, visit Award for High School Juniors on the foundation website.
Applications for 2020 scholarships and awards will be available by November 1.
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.