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News Archive - Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

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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Community Foundation Celebrates Dawbarn Education Award Winners

At a ceremony on November 8th, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge presented awards of $10,000 to each of ten individuals during the 24th Annual Dawbarn Education Awards Ceremony.  With nearly 200 guests in attendance, the Community Foundation celebrated the inspiring contributions to local education offered by each of the recipients. H. Dunlop […]

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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 2017 Dawbarn Education Award. Ten Dawbarn Education Award winners will be selected, and the individuals honored will each […]

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Community Foundation Announces 2017 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 20th annual Smyth Education Awards at their opening meeting on Friday, August 4th, 2017.  The Smyth Education Awards recognize and reward outstanding staff performance in the public […]

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Letter from the President

We are committed to engaging in purposeful philanthropy for the greater good of our community.  As our recent annual report reflects, we are working constantly to understand the important turning points in the lives of area residents and how our resources can make a long-term difference. Our ability to achieve this vision grows significantly each […]

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