Who We Are
The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge serves the communities of Staunton and Waynesboro, as well as Augusta, Nelson and Highland counties. The Foundation is a local nonprofit organization that provides donors with a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving.
For 22 years, hundreds of donors have built our Community Foundation endowment by establishing permanent funds or making gifts to existing funds that distribute grants, scholarships, and awards. These donors, past and present, offer their contributions to ensure that programs and causes that matter most to them will be supported today and forever.
Millions have been given and invested in projects and programs that make our community a place where people want to live, work and raise their families.
The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge enriches the quality of life by responding to needs and inspiring philanthropy in our community.
What is a Community Foundation?
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. Funds come from a variety of sources and are invested in perpetuity. The community foundation invests those funds from which it distributes grants, scholarships, and awards to worthy organizations and individuals annually.