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News Archive - Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

Community Foundation Opens Nominations and Celebrates 25th Anniversary of Dawbarn Education Awards

Since 1993, the Community Foundation has bestowed its Dawbarn Education Awards to individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to improving education in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County public schools.  Over the course of 24 years, 237 recipients have been awarded over $1.6 million. The Community Foundation will celebrate the 25th anniversary of […]

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Community Foundation Announces Lewis Coiner Leadership Award Recipient

On June 5th, the Community Foundation presented Caroline B. Smith of Highland County with its Lewis Coiner Leadership Award.  This award was established in 2002 to recognize residents who have distinguished themselves through their exemplary history of altruism and community leadership, particularly through the advancement of the community’s charitable interests. This award pays respect to […]

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Community Foundation Distributes $356,000 in Community Grants

On Tuesday, June 5th, representatives of 89 nonprofit organizations serving Staunton, Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland gathered to receive over $356,000 in grants from the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge. The Community Grants Program is made possible through the generous and thoughtful support of many donors throughout the community. […]

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Highland County Youth Philanthropy Council Announces Grants

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is pleased to announce their Highland County Youth Philanthropy Council’s decision to award $10,000 in competitive grants to five nonprofit organizations serving residents in Highland County. The Community Foundation established its Highland County Youth Philanthropy Council in 2016 in an effort to provide opportunities for Highland youth […]

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Youth Philanthropy Council Marks 10th Anniversary

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is pleased to announce their Youth Philanthropy Council’s (YPC) decision to award $25,000 in competitive grants to nine nonprofit organizations serving local youth in the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, and Augusta County (SAW). The Community Foundation established its YPC in 2008 in an effort to […]

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New Fund Supports Volunteer Fire Department

The McDowell Volunteer Fire Department has a new resource thanks to siblings with ties to Highland County. Darcie Martin and David Coon, both residents of Waynesboro, continue to maintain and enjoy the Coon family property, Maple Knob Farm, in Headwaters. Following the passing of their mother, Caroline Coon, in January 2016, Darcie and David set […]

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Community Foundation Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is currently accepting scholarship applications from graduating high school seniors and adults seeking new skills and higher education. Currently, most Community Foundation scholarships are available to residents of the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Highland, and Nelson. “We are very proud […]

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Community Foundation Invites Grant Applications

As part of its mission to enrich the quality of life in our community, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has announced the opening of their 2018 Community Grants Program application period. Nonprofit organizations serving the needs of the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland […]

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Celebrating 25 Years of Service & Philanthropy: Lewis Coiner Leadership Award

In honor of our 25th anniversary, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is seeking nominations for the next Lewis Coiner Leadership Award recipient.  Additionally, the Foundation will present a total of $10,000 to the recipient’s favorite local charitable organization(s). This award was established in 2002 to recognize residents of the independent cities of Staunton […]

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Youth Philanthropy Council Announces $25,000 Available to Support Local Youth

As the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Youth Philanthropy Council (YPC), it is pleased to announce the availability of $25,000 in competitive grant funding for organizations serving local youth in Staunton, Augusta County, and Waynesboro (S.A.W.). The Community Foundation, celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, established its […]

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