Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge
PO Box 815
Staunton, VA 24402
|Primary Contact||Dan Layman|
|Executive Director||Dan Layman|
|Primary Focus Area||Other|
To enrich the quality of life by responding to needs and inspiring philanthropy in our community.
A community foundation is a charitable organization created by and for a community of people. It is supported by local donors and governed by a board of private citizens who work toward the greater good of the community.
We connect donors to opportunities for meaningful change in our community. We make sense of our community’s complex needs by building deep relationships with local residents, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and the public sector. We use that knowledge to help donors transform their hopes and dreams into acts of effective and enduring philanthropy.
Since our founding in 1992, we have partnered with hundreds of local donors to invest over ten million dollars in charitable giving into the cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson and Highland.
|Title:||Dawbarn Education Awards|
|Description:||In 1992, H. Dunlop “Buz” Dawbarn established a fund at the Community Foundation to improve education in his local community by providing cash awards to individuals who have most successfully inspired, encouraged, and fostered learning in young people below the college level. He had a particular interest in public school education. |
|Examples of Program Success:||Since the establishment of the Dawbarn Education Awards in 1992, the Foundation has distributed over $1.6 million, through 237 Dawbarn Education Awards, to recognize extraordinary commitment to inspiring education and learning among the young people of our public schools.|
|Title:||Community Grants Program|
|Description:||The Community Foundation proudly supports nonprofit organizations serving the independent cities of Staunton and Waynesboro, and counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland.|
|Examples of Program Success:||Through our Community Grants Program, the Foundation recently issued over $356,000 in grants supporting a wide range of charitable activities, including the arts, health and human services, education, and much more.|