Breaking News: The Community Foundation Awards Surprise $20,000 Grant to Germanna Community College
June 14, 2017
The Community Foundation Surprises Germanna Community College with $20,000 Visionary Grant for Education
Fredericksburg, VA – 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!
After reviewing several proposals from deserving area candidates, the foundation’s Board of Governors voted unanimously to award their second of four $20,000 Visionary Grants to Germanna Community College in order to accelerate students’ progress to reach meaningful certificate and degree goals, and ultimately the jobs of their choice.
Going forward, The Community Foundation will award grants in the categories of Health/Human Services and the Arts. For more information on past awards, please click here.
The foundation’s review committee selected Germanna’s project, Paving the Way to Completion: Using Meta-Majors to Streamline the Path to Student Success, because it was the most promising strategy for advancing long-term educational goals and the most likely to benefit our entire community in a significant way.
With The Community Foundation’s support, Germanna will adapt and evolve to the changing needs of students and the changing needs of employers seeking qualified graduates. In a rapidly changing economy, this grant will help students navigate departments and course choices efficiently and effectively.
Area nonprofits may apply for a $20,000 Visionary Grant for Health/Human Services beginning June 23 with a submission deadline of July 28. The Community Foundation will announce the next grant award winner the week of September 25.
“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 is producing a video showing the big reveal to Germanna Community College.
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About The Community Foundation
The Community Foundation, founded in 1997, is a devoted advocate for the vitality and well-being of the Rappahannock River region. Our mission is to build a flourishing philanthropic community. We manage and distribute charitable giving throughout the Rappahannock River region by offering a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations and businesses that are eager to achieve great results with their charitable actions. Learn more at www.cfrrr.org.