The Community Foundation of the New River Valley is committed to supporting the implementation of the New River Valley Livability Initiative through its grant making. For over 20 years, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley has made small-scale grants to support hunger relief, education, the arts, environmental conservation, and more. However, to support long-term solutions as called for in the Livability in Action Plan, CFNRV needs the resources and the flexibility to respond to our region’s challenges.

Through The Fund for the NRV, CFNRV will invest in innovative solutions to four of the pressing regional needs identified by the Livability Initiative, including:

The Fund for the NRV is dedicated to ensuring that the New River Valley is a great place to live, work and play for all its residents, now and for generations to come. Money raised through the Fund for the NRV will be used to support:

About Us

The Livability Initiative provides an opportunity for New River Valley residents to develop a vision for the future, and develop strategies that businesses, community organizations, local governments, and individuals can use to make this future vision a reality.


Jessica Wirgau, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Community Foundation of the New River Valley
(540) 381-8999

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