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Community Foundation seeks youth-focused grant applications

(Fredericksburg)—The Community Foundation’s Youth in Philanthropy program will award at least $10,000 in grants to youth-led or youth-focused nonprofits. Individual grants will range from $500 to $5,000. The application deadline for the foundation’s Fall 2014 Youth in Philanthropy grants is July 31.

Youth in Philanthropy is a ten year-old program that The Community Foundation created to encourage student volunteerism, leadership and philanthropy. It engages area young people in decision-making about the distribution of grant dollars. The group consists of 40 plus area high school students who review proposals from local nonprofit organizations that address youth-based issues. The Youth in Philanthropy members then make recommendations for funding to the foundation’s Board of Governors. Over the years, these young leaders have awarded more than $100,000 in grants.

The Youth in Philanthropy grant application can be found on the Community Foundation website: www.cfrrr.org. To obtain a printed copy, call the Community Foundation at 373-9292.

The Community Foundation manages and distributes charitable giving in the Rappahannock River region. The goal of the Community Foundation is to promote greater philanthropy by assuming challenges faced by the donor and managing one-time and continual giving in a responsible and knowledgeable manner. The Community Foundation distinguishes itself from other local charities by providing efficient and effective services to build a collection of permanent funds. The foundation and its board members are endlessly dedicated to the community’s enrichment and growth.

The Foundation offers a spectrum of services for individuals, organizations and businesses that are eager to achieve great results with their charitable actions. For more information about participating in our giving programs or establishing a fund at the Foundation, call 540 373-9292.

 

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Adoptive parents in Fredericksburg now have a new partner on their journey to a healthy family. In 2016, Children’s Home Society was awarded a $125,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Social Services to extend their Richmond area post-adoptive services to the Fredericksburg area.

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