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2016/17 Youth Philanthropy Council Kickoff

September 20, 2016 marks the kickoff of our 2016/17 Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC). Comprised of a team of motivated high school students, YPC participants channel their energy, skills, and knowledge into meaningful service within our community. “The idea behind youth philanthropy is that everyone — regardless of age — has the ability to engage, participate, […]

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Community Foundation Announces 2016 Scholarship Recipients

We are thrilled to announce the names of thirty-nine recipients receiving a total of $57,675 in support from our scholarship funds. Generous donors to the Community Foundation have created over 30 scholarship endowments for high school students, college-bound high school seniors, and adult learners. Visit our scholarship page for more information or contact our staff. 2016 Community Foundation Scholarship recipients: Anum Adrees, Lindsay Ree Hyson Memorial […]

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Community Foundation Announces 2016 Smyth Education Awards

Through a fund created by Gordon and Mary Beth Smyth, and managed by the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, the Nelson County Public Schools presented the 19th annual Smyth Education Awards at their opening meeting on Tuesday, August 5th.  The Smyth Education Awards recognize and reward outstanding staff performance in the public schools […]

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Community Foundation Seeks Nominations For Dawbarn Education Awards

Do you know someone in our community who routinely surpasses the expectations of their job to ensure that students in our public schools have the best possible educational experience?  If so, consider nominating them for a prestigious 2016 Dawbarn Education Award. Ten Dawbarn Education Award winners will be selected, and the individuals honored will each […]

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Community Foundation Awards Over $250,000 in Local Grants

On May 24th, 72 area nonprofits received approximately $250,000 in grants from the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge. The grants represent the culmination of a competitive process through which nonprofit organizations serving Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson and Highland submit detailed applications. This year, the Community Foundation received 81 applications, […]

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Youth Philanthropy Council Awards$15,000 to Local Nonprofits Who Serve Area Teens

The Youth Philanthropy Council of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge announced $15,000 in competitive grants to nonprofit organizations serving our community’s youth.  Council members presented the grants at an awards reception on Wednesday, April 27th at Brightview Baldwin Park in Staunton. The Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC) was established in the fall of 2008 […]

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Community Grants: Did you know?

Through a new initiative, the Community Foundation is offering everyone a glimpse inside its Community Grants Program.  Each year, the Foundation invites nonprofit organizations serving Staunton, Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland to submit proposals requesting support for their charitable work.  Seventy nine organizations recently completed their proposals, and the Foundation’s Grants […]

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Community Foundation Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is currently accepting scholarship applications from seniors attending high schools in Staunton, Waynesboro and counties of Augusta and Nelson. Additionally, adult students are encouraged to apply for select scholarships. The Community Foundation administers a wide variety of scholarship funds that will provide nearly $60,000 in support during […]

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Introducing the William Henry Sheppard Scholarship

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is now offering students enrolled in the Waynesboro Public Schools financial assistance to participate in cultural immersion travel programs, such as those sponsored by the Passport Club, a program coordinated by Waynesboro High School teachers Katie Ford, Jennifer Rudolph, and Tim Wion. Generous donors, who wish to […]

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Community Foundation Announces Scholarship Opportunities

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is currently accepting scholarship applications from seniors attending high schools in Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta and Nelson.  Additionally, adult students are encouraged to apply for select scholarships. The Community Foundation administers a wide variety of scholarship funds that will provide nearly $60,000 this […]

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