Breaking News: The Community Foundation Awards Surprise $20,000 Grant to Friends of the Rappahannock
March 20, 2017
For immediate release
The Community Foundation Awards $20,000 Grant to Friends of the Rappahannock
Board Members and Community Foundation Staff present surprise award Thursday.
In celebration of its 20th anniversary advancing local philanthropy, The Community Foundation decided to offer a special Visionary Grant cycle in 2017, distributing a total of $80,000!
The Board of Governors voted unanimously to award their first Visionary Grant in the category of Environment to Friends of the Rappahannock to create a River Report Card – an information and awareness tool that will deliver highly accessible local data about the state of the Rappahannock.
Going forward, The Community Foundation will award grants to three more nonprofits in the categories of Arts, Human Services and Education.
The foundation’s review committee selected Friends of the Rappahannock because their River Report Card has the potential to influence the quality of life in our region in the near future and for generations to come. The nonprofit’s staff demonstrates excellent expertise in their field. The project will involve a number of agencies and stakeholders. Friends of the Rappahannock is equipped to support citizens who wish to take action for clean water.
“If I could sum it up in a few words, it’s a culture of clean water. I want people to recognize we have this incredible resource and we have to take care of it!” said Kathy Harrigan, Friends of the Rappahannock Executive Director.
Area nonprofits may apply for a Visionary Grant in the category of Education. Beginning March 24 with a submission deadline of April 28. The next grant award winner will be announced the week of June 19.
“Our 20th Anniversary Visionary Grants accelerate local nonprofits' biggest dreams for a thriving community,” said Teri McNally, Executive Director of The Community Foundation.
The Community Foundation has produced a video showing the big reveal to Friends of the Rappahannock.
The Community Foundation is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well-being of the Rappahannock River region. Our mission is to build a flourishing philanthropic community.
Learn more about our Visionary Grants here: http://www.cfrrr.org/about-us-and-our-initiatives/news-events/announcing-the-community-foundations-20th-anniversary-celebration-grant-opp