Great Community Give Returns

Great Community Give returns on April 21, 2021.  As Harrisonburg and Rockingham County’s community wide giving day, Great Community Give has had exceptional response as a one-day fundraising event in support of our area non-profit agencies. Eligible nonprofit organizations may start registering today, November 18th.

GCG 2020 organizers are encouraging nonprofit agencies to participate. We don’t want any eligible nonprofit organization to miss the opportunity to be part of this effort. If you are a volunteer, serve on a board or part of the staff and would like to register visit www.greatcommunitygive.orgNonprofit registration closes January 18, 2021.  For information contact Amanda Bomfim at 432-3863 or

Celebrating Community Foundation Week, November 12-18, 2020

The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County will join in a nationwide celebration, November 12-18, 2020, to recognize the increasingly important role community foundations play in fostering local collaboration and innovation to address persistent civic and economic challenges.

For more than a century, community foundations have served as a trusted partner and resource whose effect can be seen in the lives of millions and in the vibrant neighborhoods that continue to thrive through their mission-driven work. During this time, community foundations come together to share and reflect on the stories of impact over the past year.

“The Community Foundation has flourished through the generosity of countless individuals, families, and businesses who have shared their time, expertise, and financial resources in support of our mission throughout the past twenty years.” said Revlan Hill, Executive Director. “We aspire to establish and manage many more charitable funds that will serve this community today and in perpetuity.”

Community Foundation Week was created in 1989 by former president George H.W. Bush to recognize the work of community foundations throughout America and their collaborative approach to working with the public, private, and nonprofit sectors to address community problems.

Harrisonburg CARES Act Nonprofit Assistance – ROUND TWO application available

Nonprofits serving Harrisonburg residents that missed out on the first round of City of Harrisonburg CARES Act nonprofit assistance program grants and still need support due to COVID-19’s impact on their opera­tions can now apply for round two of the program.

The City will accept funding requests in the area of Service Interruption. This program will provide funds to organizations that can demon­strate they have had to interrupt their services due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


These funds will be available to nonprofit organizations who meet this criteria:

  • Are in good standing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission
  • Can provide proof of nonprofit status
  • Can provide a copy of its most recent IRS Form 990, Form 990-EZ, or 990-an
  • Can demonstrate their services have been affected by COVID-19
  • Can demonstrate that they serve Harrisonburg residents, even if headquarters is not located in Harrisonburg
  • Was not awarded funding in Round One of the CARES Act Nonprofit Assistance Program announced November 3 and November 4

Organizations may request up to a maximum of $50,000.

This funding can only be used to cover costs incurred between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.  Revenue replacement is not a permissible use of funds. Revenue includes service fees, contributions, fundraising, investment returns or other sources of income that are part of the organization’s budget. The CARES Act coronavirus relief funding must be expended by December 30, 2020 and any unused funds must be returned to the City.

It is anticipated that funding awards will be announced on or about November 20, 2020. Upon award, organizations will be required to sign a certification or agreement regarding the organization’s understanding of the appropriate use of funds as it relates to spending requirements of the CARES Act coronavirus relief funds.

A list of Frequently Asked Questions and a registration link for the Friday, November 13th Information Session is available at:

Contact Amy Snider, Assistant to the City Manager, with any application questions at [email protected]

Deadline for applications is Monday, November 16 at 12:00PM. CLICK HERE for the application.