Community Endowment Fund

This fund is a pool of unrestricted endowed funds established for the greatest flexibility and benefit for the Harrisonburg & Rockingham County. The Community Endowment accepts gifts of any size and is the perfect vehicle for clients who simply want to give back to this community without designating a specific need.

Signature Foundations

A Signature Foundation is a fund for the donor who has the means to leave a legacy of giving back to the community at $1,000,000 or more. Most Signature Foundations are endowed and usually bear the family name and symbolize the donors’ care and generosity to Harrisonburg & Rockingham County. These can be a gift from an individual donor or a transfer of assets from a private foundation where the private foundation name is retained as the fund name, and as a Signature Foundation at TCFHR. These funds can be donor advised, designated or area of interest funds.

  • Appleseeds Foundation
  • Harry F. Flippo & Margaret M. Flippo Foundation
  • Joe and Debbie Showker Foundation

Area of Interest Funds

Area of Interest funds enable Your clients to choose a specific area to which they would like to provide annual funding without limiting your contributions to only organization in that field. Once an Area of Interest fund is endowed with The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County, annual distributions may be made to any nonprofit organzation or charitable initiative that falls within the scope of the Area of Interest for which the fund was established.

  • Donald Albright Fund for the Arts and Environment
  • Bible Faith Fund – supports faith based organizations
  • Borntrager Faith Fund
  • Children’s Cancer Endowment – supports charitable organizations serving children with cancer and more specifically, for support of lodging and travel for families in need while traveling with their children for treatment
  • Civil War Fund – benefits nonprofit organizations that promote education about the Civil War and efforts to engage public interest in the subject
  • Darrin-McHone Endowment for the Arts
  • Mary Spitzer Etter Endowed Fund – supports arts organizations in Harrisonburg & Rockingham County
  • Institute for Excellence in Nonprofit Leadership
  • Little Swiss Fund – supports nonprofit organizations in Highland County, VA through a competitive grant application process
  • Karen & Mike Miller Faith Fund
  • Hildred Neff Memorial Fund – supports nonprofit organizations that care for domestic animals or wildlife
  • Twila & Larry Showalter Cancer Fund
  • Dennis & Judy Simmons Endowment for Human Services
  • Spark Adoption Grant – supports families in the Harrisonburg/Rockingham County area who have a heart to adopt. Families may work with Lifesong International or another charitable organization
  • Valley Arts and Culture Fund – supports nonprofit organizations promoting performing and visual arts and interpreting the culture and traditions of and in the Shenandoah Valley
  • Sean Warner Memorial Endowment Fund – benefits nonprofit organizations that provide children various types of emotional support during and following the divorce of their parents

Designated Funds

Designated funds allow your clients to advise annual distributions from their funds to a single charity or multiple nonprofit organizations of their choice.

  • Asbury UMC Restoration Endowment
  • Burtner Family Fund – benefits youth ministry at Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren
  • Clover Hill United Methodist Church Endowed Fund
  • Dr. Frederick L. & Gail P. Fox Legacy Fund
  • CD and Vergie Lantz Endowed Fund – benefits Weekday Religious Education, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Central Valley Habitat for Humanity and Pleasant View Homes
  • Eastham House Endowment Fund – to provide for the ongoing maintenance, upkeep, and improvements to the historic Eastham House, home of The Plecker Center for Community Philanthropy
  • Edgar I. Levy Charitable Fund – benefits the needs of Generations Crossing
  • Edgar I. Levy Endowment for Shenandoah Valley Children’s Choir
  • Charlotte Harris Showker Endowed Fund – supports Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Boys & Girls Club of H/R, First Step and H/R Free Clinic
  • Harrisonburg CARES Fund
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors – benefits People Helping People
  • Our Community Place Endowment
  • Emily Purdy Administrative Endowment Fund – supports operations of The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County
  • Industrial & Commercial Ministries Endowment Fund – to support the mission of Industrial & Commercial Ministries by providing funds for the National office
  • Janet Sohn Endowed Fund
  • Shenandoah Valley Economic Education Endowment
  • Zane Showker Harrisonburg Greenway Fund – supporting the cleanup and beautification of Blacks Run
  • Zane Showker Memorial Gardens Endowment Fund – highlighting the philanthropy of Zane Showker and providing a place of rest for indigent and orphaned children
  • George & Becky Weidig Designated Fund
  • WMRA Endowment

Donor Advised Funds

Donor Advised Funds enable your clients to be involved in decision making regarding distributions from their fund.

  • Donald H. Albright Donor Advised Fund
  • Sylvia Anthony Legacy Fund
  • Appleseeds Foundation
  • Barnes Family Fund
  • Black Dog Fund
  • Jonas & Barbara Borntrager Charitable Fund
  • Chester & Nancy Bradfield Family Fund
  • Gwyneth & Michael Brandt Family Fund
  • Brodersen Family Fund
  • Dick & Gerrie Brown Family Fund
  • Jenny & Robert Brown Family Fund
  • Burgin-Huggins Family Fund
  • Marlin & Charlotte Burkholder Charitable Fund
  • Byrd Family Fund
  • Charitable Fund for Tennis
  • Paul & Sherry Cline Fund
  • Cloud Family Fund
  • Cloud Grandchildren Charitable Fund
  • Coddington Family Initiative
  • V. Eugene & Gloria Y. Diener Fund
  • David Driver Donor Advised Fund
  • Linda Ankrah Dove Donor Advised Fund
  • I. Joseph and Anne Driver Family Charitable Endowed Fund
  • Ephesians 2 Fund
  • Mark Flora Memorial
  • Yancey & Peggy Ford Charitable Fund
  • Edward, Sarah, Debbie & Jeffrey Forrest Charitable Fund
  • Gail P. & Frederick L. Fox Fund
  • Austin Frazier Memorial Fund
  • Bibb & Dolly Frazier Fund
  • R B Frazier Family Fund
  • Herb & Charlotte French Family Fund
  • Steven Gardner Family Fund
  • Curt & Linda Gillespie Charitable Fund
  • God’s Blessings Fund
  • Steve Gordon Charitable Fund
  • Goodloe-Zwanziger Charitable Fund
  • God’s Blessings Fund
  • Asa and Kathleen Graves Fund
  • Grayson Family Fund
  • Hans & Sarah Harman Charitable Fund
  • Wayne Harrison Fund
  • Leo E. & Ruthanne J. Heatwole Charitable Advised Fund
  • Henderson Family Fund
  • Nancy & Irvin Hess Family Fund
  • Michael G. Hill Family Fund
  • Steve H. Hill Family Fund
  • Steve Hill Legacy Fund
  • Hill Price Family Legacy Fund
  • Holden Family Fund
  • Dennis & Donna Houff Family Fund 1
  • Neil & Sara Houff Donor Advised Fund
  • Humphries Family Fund
  • J & A Charitable Fund
  • Kanode Family Endowment
  • John & Vivian Knepper Charitable Fund
  • Nick & Deanna Kozel Charitable Fund
  • Lam Family Donor Advised Fund
  • Laurenz Charitable Fund
  • Dennis & Norma Lee Charitable Fund
  • Lenhart Family Fund
  • Long Family Fund
  • Loomis Family Fund
  • Bill & Melody Ludholtz Charitable Fund
  • BJ Martin Charitable Fund
  • Martin Family Fund
  • Herman and Janet Mason Families Fund
  • Mayhew Family Fund
  • Kent & Valeta McDonald Family Fund
  • Melby Charitable Fund
  • McGowan Charitable Fund
  • Earlynn J. Miller Donor-Advised Fund
  • Karen & Mike Miller Family Fund
  • Joe B. & Pat Morton Fund
  • Dan & Alyce Nardi Charitable Fund
  • John & Kristy Neff Charitable Fund
  • John & Linda Neff Charitable Fund
  • Plecker Family Fund
  • R and M Fund
  • Railside Charitable Fund
  • Harry and Reba Rawley Charitable Fund
  • James B. Richardson Jr. Charitable Fund
  • Rocco Legacy Fund
  • L S Shank Charitable Fund
  • Sheets Family Fund
  • Helen W. Shickel Charitable Fund
  • Sless Lane Donor Advised Fund
  • Kaye & Gerald Smith Family Fund
  • Steiner Charitable Fund
  • Elam and Harriet Steiner Charitable Fund
  • G & S Strite Family Fund
  • Harold and Faye Teer Charitable Fund
  • Hobert G. Texiere Charitable Fund
  • Margaret Grattan Weaver Charitable Fund
  • Steve & Elsie Weaver Donor Advised Fund
  • Becky & George Weidig Donor Advised Fund
  • KD Will Charitable Fund
  • Dwight & Sheryl Wyse Donor Advised Fund
  • You Can’t Take It With You Fund

Corporate Advised Funds

Corporate Advised Funds enable corporate donors to be involved in decision making regarding distributions from their fund.

  • F&M Bank Community Fund
  • Frazier Quarry Charitable Fund
  • Harrisonburg-Massanutten Rotary Charitable Fund
  • Harrisonburg-Rockingham Association of Realtors Charitable Fund
  • Harrisonburg – Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
  • LD&B Insurance & Financial Services Charitable Fund
  • Shickel Corporation – Colossians 3:17
  • Stern & Heatwole Charitable Fund

Charitable Trusts

  • Harry Flippo Charitable Remainder Unitrust
  • Nelson & Helen Wetsel Unitrust

Scholarship and Award Funds

Scholarship funds allow your clients to establish endowments to fund
annual financial aid scholarships. Based on parameters defined by the
donor, The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County
will manage as much or little of the process as directed. Read more about our
Scholarship Funds and Award Fund.

  • Samuel R. Bowman, II Endowed Scholarship (BRCC)
  • Samuel R. Bowman, II Endowed Scholarship (JMU)
  • Brighter Future Mentoring Award
  • Early Ace Scholarship
  • Dennis R. & Patricia R. Early Scholarship
  • Emory & Henry College Scholarship Fund
  • Bev Good Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Marion James and Anna Ressler Hess Memorial Fund
  • Ian King Memorial Leadership Scholarship
  • Laymon H. & Ruth S. Lantz Scholarship Fund
  • Late Ace Scholarship
  • Arthur John Leavenworth – Eureka Lodge #195 Scholarship Fund
  • The Matthew Mahnesmith Memorial Scholarship
  • Luis A. Mendez, Jr. Scholarship Fund
  • Randy Michie Memorial Scholarship
  • W.P. & T.M. Phillips Memorial Scholarship
  • George W. Shreckhise Memorial Scholarship Fund
  • Leo Slusher Award
  • Society of Seniors Foundation Scholarship
  • Harold and Faye Teer Scholarship Fund
  • Claude E. and Frances O. Warren Scholarship

Fundraising Funds

  • Build Our Park Fund
  • COVID-19 HR Community Response Fund
  • Downtown Harrisonburg Farmers’ Market Fund
  • HRCDCC Building Campaign (Harrisonburg Rockingham Child Day Care Center)
  • Northeast Neighborhood Association Corporate Fund
  • Shenandoah Valley Scholars’ Latino Initiative Scholarship Fund
  • The First Tee of Harrisonburg Fund
  • Harrisonburg Business Resiliency Fund

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