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News Archive - Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

The Community Foundation Announces Record-Setting Year

The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge announced today that it awarded a record $1.5 million in local grants, scholarships, and awards in 2018. This amount represents a 36% increase over the prior year. 2018 also marked the first year in which the Foundation presented scholarships in excess of $100,000. During 2018, the Foundation presented 355 […]

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Community Foundation Now Accepting Scholarship Applications

Connecting Students of All Ages to Over $100,000 in Financial Aid 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 […]

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Community Foundation’s Highland County Youth Philanthropy Council Announces $20,000 Available to Support Programs in Highland County

The Highland County Youth Philanthropy Council (HC YPC), an initiative of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge in partnership with The Highland Center, is pleased to announce the availability of $20,000 in competitive grant funding for organizations addressing the community needs of Highland County. The Community Foundation established its Youth Philanthropy Program ten […]

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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 2019 Community Grants Program. Nonprofit organizations serving the needs of Staunton and Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Highland, and Nelson may apply for support from this […]

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Community Foundation Announces Dawbarn Education Award Winners

For 25 years, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge has been honoring extraordinary individuals who have inspired, encouraged, and fostered learning in the public schools of Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County.  From dozens of nominations submitted annually, the Foundation selects ten individuals who have gone above and beyond the requirements of their assigned […]

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Community Foundation Announces 2018 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 21st Annual Smyth Education Awards at their opening meeting on Wednesday, August 1st.  The Smyth Education Awards recognize and reward outstanding staff performance in the public schools […]

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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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