Community Endowment Fund

This permanent fund helps finance projects of greatest benefit to Harrisonburg and Rockingham County through the Community Needs grant application process. 

2019       Blue Ridge CASAAdvocacy for Mental Health Services for Abused, Neglected, and Court-Involved Children in HR

2018       Girls on the Run – Economic Diversity – Striving to Reach All Girls

2018       Blue Ridge Legal Services – Low-Income Older Adults Facing Critical Legal Needs

2017       Salvation Army – Homeless Shelter

2016       Northeast Neighborhood Association – Community Garden

2015       CASA for Children – services for Harrisonburg & Rockingham

2014       First Step – Security & Safety System

2013       Harrisonburg-Rockingham Free Clinic – Financial Sustainability

2012       Blue Ridge Area Food Bank – Fresh Foods to the Valley Initiative Project

2011       Way to Go 

2010       JMU Nonprofit Institute – Nonprofit Institute scholarships

2008       People Helping People

2007       Harrisonburg First Church of the Nazarene

2007       Rockingham Memorial Hospital


Hildred Neff Memorial Fund

This permanent fund helps finance projects that benefit agencies providing for the needs of both domestic and wild animals. Recipients are selected through a competitive grant application process.

2019       Anicira Veterinary CenterAlleviating Animal Suffering through Access to Veterinary Care

2019       Cat’s CradlePet Retention for Low Income/Vulnerable Population

2019       Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA Increase Adoption Readiness

2019       Valley Rescue AlliesPet Retention and Rehoming

2019       Wildlife Center of VirginiaTreatment of Sick, Injured, and Orphaned Wildlife from HR

2018       Anicira Veterinary Center – Keeping Pets and Their Families Together project

2018       Cat’s Cradle of the Shenandoah Valley – Pet Retention for Low Income/Vulnerable Population project

2018       Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA – Spay/Neuter Project

2018       Valley Rescue Allies – Pet Retention and Rehoming project

2017       Wildlife Center of Virginia – Treatment of Sick, Injured & Orphaned Wildlife from HR project

2016       Anicira Veterinary Center – Targeted Community Cat Project

2016       Cat’s Cradle – Pet Retention for Low income & Vulnerable populations project

2016       Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA – Enhancement of Cat/kitten Adoptable Area project

2015       Anicira Veterinary Center – Vet Services for Pets in Need project

2015       Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA – Save More Felines project

2014       Cat’s Cradle – Pet Retention Project – Medical Asst. awards


Sean Warner Memorial Endowment Fund

This permanent fund provides program and project funds to organizations offering emotional support services to children of divorced parents, through a competitive grant application process.

2019       Family Life Resource CenterScholarship Program for Children of Divorced Families

2018       Family Life Resource Center – Scholarship Fund

2015       Center for Marriage and Family Counseling 

2014       Cross Keys Equine Therapy

2013       Cross Keys Equine Therapy

2012       Center for Marriage and Family Counseling


Valley Arts & Culture Fund

This permanent fund provides program, project and seed funds to small and medium sized nonprofit organizations promoting performing and visual arts and interpreting the culture and traditions of and in the Shenandoah Valley, through the Community Needs grant application process. 

2019       Shenandoah Valley Black Heritage FestivalHonoring African American Burial Grounds

2018       Shenandoah Valley Bach Fesitval – The Creation – Bringing Musical Excellence to Harrisonburg

2018       Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society – Harrisonburg History Exhibition in Downtown project

2017       Explore More Discovery Museum – Community Maker Space (a workshop studio) 

2016       Virginia Quilt Museum – Exhibit Construction 

2015       Northeast Neighborhood Association – Newtown Cemetary preservation 

2014       Explore More Discovery Museum – Family Scholarship Fund 

2013       Heritage Museum – Collections Storage Renovation 

2012       Virginia Quilt Museum – Threads of Life Project

2011       Valley Brethren Mennonite Heritage Center – Burkholder-Myers House Preservation

2010       Arts Council of the Valley – KidFlix at Court Square Theater 

2010       Rockingham Educational Foundation, Inc. – Gallery Opening for student art work

2009       Explore More Discovery Museum – Standing Loom and Tapestry Table

2008       Virginia Quilt Museum – Quilts & Quaker Heritage Exhibit

2007       Blue Ridge Theater Festival 

2006       Citizens for Downtown

2005       HR Convention of Visitors Bureau

2004       First Night Harrisonburg

2003       JMU School of Art & Art History