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Community Foundation Offers Grants to Nonprofit Applicants


FREDERICKSBURG, VA  The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region seeks applications from local nonprofits for their upcoming grant cycle. Grant awards will be made from the Duff McDuff Green, Jr. Fund, the Trust for Public Education and the Haven Make a Difference Fund.

Grants from the Duff McDuff Green Jr. Fund must benefit youth, preservation projects or recreation programs. Up to $125,000 will be awarded to local nonprofits. Applications will be accepted through August 24.

Applications for all grants must be made online at

The foundation’s Trust for Public Education Fund and the Haven Make a Difference Fund will both benefit local schools. Grants totaling at least $20,000 from the Trust for Public Education will be made to Spotsylvania schools.

The Haven Make a Difference Fund will provide up to $14,000 in grants to benefit Fredericksburg City School teachers and students. Online applications for both funds will be accepted Aug. 31 to Sept. 28.

For more information on The Community Foundation’s grants and scholarships, as well as how the foundation can assist donors in creating charitable funds, call 540.373.9292 or visit


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Pouches' Community Corner

Trains, Planes and Automobiles Kids' Race Series


From a small beginning, Cathy Weise of the Ron Rosner YMCA has developed an ambitious three-race series for kids for this summer, with the help of The Great Train Race, Shannon Airport, Dominion Raceway & Entertainment, the Fredericksburg Area Service League and Race Timing Unlimited.

Great Train Race Director Jennifer Taylor was one of the first on board.