Donate to any of these funds online. If you would prefer to donate by check, please send a check made payable to CFNSV with the name of the fund in the memo line to: CFNSV, P.O. Box 2391, Winchester, VA 22604. In addition to the listed funds, we manage Agency Funds which provide operational support to many community nonprofits. This funds are listed on our website as agency funds. If you would like to help support these agencies, you must donate to them directly and request your donation be used for their CFNSV agency fund. If you have any questions contact us at 540-869-6776 or by email director@cfnsv.org.

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Fund Name Description
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Andrew and Charlotte Miller Fund for the Foundation of the State Arboretum The Millers are long-time supporters and volunteers of the State Arboretum/Blandy Farm in Boyce, Virginia. The fund was created to recognize and honor their work, as well as the work of other outstanding volunteers.
Belle Grove Plantation Fund The Belle Grove Plantation Fund was created to provide general support for Belle Grove, a National Historic Landmark and a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located near Middletown, Virginia. A grain and livestock, plantation built in 1797, Belle Grove was at the center of the decisive Battle of Cedar Creek during the Civil War and now serves the Shenandoah Valley as an educational center.
Ben E. Tennyson Fund at Timber Ridge School The Ben E. Tennyson Fund was established to recognize a man who has had significant impact on the educational opportunities of all students attending the school. Mr. Tennyson supported every major building project and his dedication to education was recognized when the school named the Ben E. Tennyson Resource Library in his honor. The fund will support and enhance the vocational educational needs of the students at Timber Ridge.
Blue Ridge Hospice Endowment Fund Blue Ridge Hospice has been providing end of life care to patients and their families in Winchester, Frederick, Clarke, Shenandoah, Warren and Loudoun Counties for 30 years. In addition to providing end of life care, Blue Ridge Hospice also operates several thrift shops that help fund the hospice program.
CCAP Endowment Fund (Winchester) CCAP (Congregational-Community Action Project) is a cooperative ministry of churches in the City of Winchester and Frederick County that have joined forces to provide assistance to individuals and families in need. The CCAP Endowment Fund (Winchester/Frederick County) was established to support the programs and general operations of the organization.
C-CAP Front Royal/Warren County Endowment Fund An anonymous donor in Front Royal established this fund after an earlier donor created the $5,000 Designated Fund to sustain C-CAP's Human Services activities (providing food, clothing, and limited financial aid for utilities, shelter and other emergency needs). These services have been provided to Warren County families in need since 1978. Annual distributions from all gifts support C-CAP in perpetuity.
CFNSV Endowment Fund Established by Dr. Byron Brill and Kathleen Kanter, this fund is an organizational endowment dedicated to the long-term health and growth of the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Annual distributions help offset operating expenses of the CFNSV.
Clark and Wyatt Charitable Fund The Clark and Wyatt Charitable Trust was established by Jim Wyatt and Kathy Clark in 2015 to award grants to select 501(c)(3) organizations in order to grow their permanent endowments. Awards to the Foundation of the State Arboretum of Virginia and the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region Rollie Choudoir-UA Local 400 Memorial Fund will begin in 2020.
Community Future Fund This fund was established by Byron Brill to support nonprofit organizations in the Northern Shenandoah Valley during difficult financial times.
Dr. Craig Zunka Boy Scout Troop 52 Scholarship Fund The Boy Scout Troop 52 Scholarship Fund is for any member, youth or adult, of Boy Scout Troop 52 to pay for all or part of the fee to attend any Boy Scout outing, camping trip, summer camp or training session.
Edgehill Goldfinch Fund Established in memory of Leo J. Benolt, the fund benefits Edgehill, a recovery retreat for individuals suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction. Mr. Benolt was a skilled woodworker/craftsman and the donor has directed that distributions from the fund be used to help offset costs of structural maintenance, repairs and new construction to Edgehill.
Greg Baruffi Memorial Fund at Timber Ridge School Friends of Greg Baruffi, a staff member at Timber Ridge School who was killed in an auto accident in 2007 established this fund to support environmental studies and programs on the campus. Since 1971, Timber Ridge School has operated continuously from its campus in Cross Junction, Virginia. The school serves adolescent boys struggling with emotional and behavioral problems.
Handley Regional Library Richard W. Stephenson Leadership Fund The Handley Regional Library Richard W. Stephenson Leadership Fund was established to honor the extraordinary leadership that Dick Stephenson showed during his ten years, six of them as Chairman, in service to the Handley Regional Library Board.
Harrington Smith Fund After his death in 2004, friends and family of Harrington Smith created this fund as a memorial to his lifetime of service, generosity, and friendship to the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Distributions from the fund benefit the Kernstown Battlefield Association.
Heather Ann Fuller Fund From garage sales to car washes, to outright gifts from friends, family and caring members of the community, the Heather Ann Fuller fund is a tribute to this young woman who died at the age of 18 of pediatric sarcoma. Distributions from the fund go to the National Cancer Institute to advance the fight and seek the cure for pediatric sarcoma.
JoEllen McNeal Dare to Dream Endowment Fund Established by JoEllen McNeal's husband, Dr. Craig Zunka, in recognition of her original vision and years of work to establish the Front Royal Women's Resource Center (FRWRC). This fund supports the grant and scholarship programs of the FRWRC in Warren County, Va.
Kernstown Battlefield Association Endowment Fund This fund, started by the Kernstown Battlefield Association Board, provides endowment support for the organization's mission to preserve Civil War battlefield sites in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. The Kernstown Battlefield Association is dedicated to preservation of the 315-acre Pritchard-Grim farm which contains the core areas of the First and Second Battles of Kernstown.
Our Health, Inc. Fund This fund supports the operations of Our Health, Inc. Our Health is a unique community nonprofit which strives to meet the needs of those individuals and families who would benefit from access to quality health and human services. Our Health accomplishes this through two distinct yet united strategies that impact those in need in a positive way. First we developed a centralized location where twenty-four nonprofit agencies provide services in modern, well-maintained facilities. Second, we have forged crucial partnerships with eighty-one community agencies throughout the Northern Shenandoah Valley to encourage strong collaboration, resource sharing, community involvement, and a common commitment to meeting the health and human service needs of our region, touching in an individualized and personal way, the lives of those we serve.
Shockey and Luttrell Memorial Fund Originally funded by a generous contribution from Ralph Shockey at the request of fund coordinator Scott Luttrell, the Shockey and Luttrell Memorial Fund has attracted numerous additional donations from the extended family members and friends of the Shockeysville Church. Distributions support the upkeep of the church grounds, graveyard and buildings.
Thomas J. Gargan/Caleb J. Powers Endowment Fund The Thomas J. Gargan and Caleb J. Powers Endowment Fund at Timber Ridge School was established with a generous donation from William and his late wife, Patricia Gargan of Merrick, New York. Created in honor of William Gargan's father Thomas, and Caleb Powers, a former student at Timber Ridge School, this fund supports the school's programs and general operations.
Tom and Sheila Baker Fund Tom Baker dedicated his life to helping youth in our area. His belief in the greater good was best reflected by his role in creating Camp Fantastic (Special Love) for children with cancer and the current campus of the Youth Development Center. This fund will support these two outstanding causes.
Virginia Center for Literary Arts Fund The Virginia Center for Literary Arts is a nonprofit organization seeking to advance the appreciation of and passion for the written word through programs that support expression, education, and the sharing of creative works. Our mission is to advance the art and craft of the written word to build a dynamic, innovative community in the exquisite surroundings of Winchester, Virginia. Our primary goal is at once simple yet critical: to afford writers with time and space to be productive, as well as resources to help sustain them at all stages of their careers. VCLA serves as a writer's residency, a writing retreat and workshop center, a place of learning and creativity, and a vibrant community in support of writing and the literary arts. In addition, it's a venue for readings, author talks, and events that share and promote the appreciation of literature, cuisine and culture. This designated fund will provide permanent operating support for VCLA.
Winchester Civic Employees Angel Endowment Fund CFNSV founding President Bruce Downing established this fund in late 2005 to help cover emergency expenses of needy employees of the City of Winchester and Winchester Public Schools.
Winchester-Frederick County Chapter of the American Red Cross Fund Bill and Mary Huehn created this donor-designated fund to provide the Winchester-Frederick County American Red Cross Chapter with support for annual program needs, with a special focus on offsetting costs for bone-marrow testing. Additional donations to this fund are encouraged and welcomed.
Winchester Rotary Coats for Kids Fund The purpose of this donor designated fund shall be to support Operation Warm in its efforts to provide new coats to those in need. Each year this fund has given away hundreds of coats in partnership with CCAP and several local day nurseries.
Women's Empowerment Fund The Women's Empowerment Fund was established by a generous donor to provide grants to women and girls through the Front Royal Women's Resource Center's Dare to Dream and Kim South Girl Grant Programs.
Youth Development Center Operations Endowment Fund This donor designated fund was established with a gift from Joy Hollar Costello, whose husband Lewis was a moving force behind the organization during its formative years. Annual distributions will support operations of the Youth Development Center.
Donor Advised
Beatley-Stevenson Fund Erik Beatley and his wife Jennifer Stevenson Beatley established this fund, proceeds of which are to be used to make grants or distributions for charitable purposes, or to charitable or nonprofit organizations, primarily for the benefit of the people of the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, by initiation, cultivation, promotion, and support of projects and activities.
Betty Jane Ward Winchester SPCA Fund This fund was established with donations from family and friends of Betty Jane Ward to honor her memory. Betty was a respected and dedicated nurse educator and an ardent supporter of animal shelters on the local and national level. A monetary distribution will be made annually from the endowment to the Winchester SPCA to use as it deems necessary.
Boxley-Fox Endowment Fund Legacy Society members Robert and Genevieve Fox Boxley of Winchester generously established this fund to support cultural life in the region, promote preservation of history in the Valley, and encourage preservation of the environmental quality and natural beauty of the region. This fund supports a wide range of artistic endeavors from theatre to architecture and sculpture to music, as will the acquisition of historic land and other real properties, furniture, papers and art for preservation and public display.
Byron Brill and Kathleen Kanter Family Fund A Legacy Society inspired charitable remainder unitrust established by Dr. Byron Brill and his wife Kathleen Kanter, this fund will ultimately benefit a wide array of causes throughout the Valley. Local charities named in the endowment fund include Lord Fairfax Community College, Belle Grove Plantation, St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Strasburg, Salvation Army, Winchester Medical Center, Blue Ridge Hospice, American Red Cross, Boy Scouts of America, Shenandoah University and the Free Medical Center of Winchester.
Chain of Checks Endowment Since 2013 the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley has served as the fiscal agent for the Chain of Checks, an idea that started in 1986 when morning radio announcer Barry Lee of WINC 92.5 FM asked listeners to send in Christmas cards to decorate the studio and include one dollar for CCAP. Since then, Chain of Checks has raised more than $1.2 million for community nonprofits. The Chain of Checks Endowment fund will serve as a legacy to Barry Lee and all that he has given back to our community for so many years through the Chain of Checks.
Claytor Family Fund Long-time community foundation supporters Bob and Susan Claytor established this donor advised fund to help local nonprofit organizations and provide family members serving as fund advisors with a tool for making a lasting difference in the community through charitable giving.
Cochran Family Youth Fund Douglas E. Cochran established the Cochran Family Youth Fund in memory of his parents Clayton and Clarice, long-time residents of Winchester. The purpose of this donor advised fund is to provide funding for youth programs in the City of Winchester as well as Frederick, Clarke and Warren Counties.
Copenhaver Child's Fund This donor advised fund supports nonprofit organizations and charitable causes important to John D. Copenhaver, Chair of Religion and Philosophy at Shenandoah University, and his wife Marsha A. Childs, a licensed clinical social worker.
Craig - Shull Family Fund This donor advised fund supports the charitable interests of the donors.
Dr. Craig Zunka and JoEllen McNeal Family Fund Dr. Craig Zunka and JoEllen McNeal established this fund to support community projects, environmental organizations and charitable causes that they care about.
First Bank Community Fund
Gerald and Kaye Smith Family Gift Fund This donor advised fund, established by long-time philanthropist Gerald "JJ" Smith and his wife, Kaye, will be used to support general charitable purposes, primarily in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Gretchen T. Byrd and Harry F. Byrd, Jr. Family Fund This fund was established by Natalie Swope Greenhalgh , Langdon Byrd Greenhalgh and Beverley Bigelow Byrd to benefit the Sinclair Health Clinic (formerly the Free Medical Clinic). The Sinclair Health Clinic has been providing medical care to the uninsured and low-income families, serving residents in Winchester City, Frederick and Clarke Counties since 1986.
Helvetia Fund This donor advised fund, established by Bill Huehn and his wife, Mary, was established in memory of Bill's mother who emigrated from Switzerland (Helvetia).
Henry and William Evans Home for Children, Inc. Fund This fund, started by long-time local Jim Davis, past President of Shenandoah University, was established to help the Henry and William Evans Home for Children. This home offers an alternative when a child cannot live with his or her family of origin, and the child will not thrive in a foster or adoptive family.
H.N. Funkhouser & Co. Fund Created by H.N. Funkhouser and Company President, Bob Claytor, this donor advised fund makes annual contributions to local nonprofit organizations and charitable causes. Additionally, H.N. Funkhouser and Company is a Charter Member of the CFNSV Business Council.
J.D. Ballard Teen Mental Health Fund John David Ballard lost his battle with depression at the age of 15. His family will channel funds raised to address the mental health needs of children and adolescents in the valley area. A long-term goal is to provide support for an inpatient mental health facility for children and adolescents in the valley.
Joe & Mary Anne Biggs Endowment Fund Joseph P. and Mary Anne Biggs of Front Royal have established a donor advised fund to support the charitable causes that are near and dear to them. Simultaneous to creating the fund, Joe and Mary Anne joined the CFNSV Legacy Society and have created an estate plan to ensure that their charitable giving to these favorite causes will continue in perpetuity.
John & April Willingham Family Fund John and April Willingham established this fund, proceeds of which are to be used to make grants or distributions for charitable purposes, or to charitable or nonprofit organizations, primarily for the benefit of the people of the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, by initiation, cultivation, promotion, and support of projects and activities.
Joy Hollar Costello Fund CFNSV Legacy Society and past board member, Joy Costello established this donor advised fund to support nonprofit organizations and charitable causes primarily in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. Distributions will be recommended by the Costello family members serving as advisors to the fund.
Nonprofit Alliance of the NSV Operating Fund The Nonprofit Alliance of the NSV's mission is to strengthen the leadership, visibility, and impact of the nonprofit sector in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. CFNSV serves as the fiscal sponsor for the NANSV. This is their operating fund.
Peter Heerwagen and Jane Lambert Endowment Fund Donor-advised fund will make grants for charitable purposes to nonprofit organizations in the Winchester-Frederick County area. Targeted fields of interest include efforts to address food insecurity, access to health care, affordable housing, and provision of senior services.
Reveley Ann Lee Memorial Fund Established by family and friends in memory of Reveley, this donor advised fund will provide support to her favorite nonprofit organizations and charitable causes. Reveley was raised in Clarke County and dedicated her young life to education, animal rescue, literacy programs and the environment.
Rosenfeld Family Fund This donor advised fund supports the charitable interests of the donors.
Rotary Club of Winchester Endowment Fund This fund, which supports nonprofit organizations primarily in the Northern Shenandoah Valley was created in recognition of Winchester Rotary Club member Byron Brill (and past CFNSV president) for his year of service to the Rotary as District 7570 Governor 2007/2008.
Sharon and Tom Byrd Community Fund This fund established by Sharon and Tom Byrd to gift assets to C-CAP, Christ Episcopal Church, United Way, The Salvation Army, The Evans Home and Braddock Street United Methodist Church serving the city of Winchester and the counties of Frederick and Clark.
Shenandoah Area Council - Friends of Rock Enon Fund This fund provides financial support for current initiatives that support the charitable interests of the donor(s), specifically the growth of the Shenandoah Area Council Boy Scout Camping Facility located in Gore, VA.
Sustainability Matters Operating Fund Sustainability Matters encourages individuals and organizations to work together for sustainability-oriented education and community building. Themes include sustainable gardening, nature conservation, environmental awareness and animal welfare. The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley serves as a fiscal sponsor for Sustainability Matters. This fund serves as an operating fund for Sustainability Matters.
The Culbreth Family Fund Scott and Vicki Culbreth established this fund to make grants or distributions to nonprofit organizations, primarily for the benefit of the people of the Northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
Virginia Center for Literary Arts Fund The Virginia Center for Literary Arts is a nonprofit organization seeking to advance the appreciation of and passion for the written word through programs that support expression, education, and the sharing of creative works. Our mission is to advance the art and craft of the written word to build a dynamic, innovative community in the exquisite surroundings of Winchester, Virginia. Our primary goal is at once simple yet critical: to afford writers with time and space to be productive, as well as resources to help sustain them at all stages of their careers. VCLA serves as a writer's residency, a writing retreat and workshop center, a place of learning and creativity, and a vibrant community in support of writing and the literary arts. In addition, it's a venue for readings, author talks, and events that share and promote the appreciation of literature, cuisine and culture.
Winchester Group Charitable Fund This donor advised fund, endowed by the Winchester Group, was established to be used to make grants for charitable purposes. Local nonprofit organizations are helped by initiation, cultivation, promotion and support of projects and activities.
Winchester Rotary Interact Youth Fund Established with an initial $1,000 challenge grant from an anonymous donor, the donor advised fund was created to provide members of the John Handley and James Wood High School Interact Clubs with hands-on training in philanthropic giving. Interact Club members will research local nonprofit organizations, do site visits to determine pressing needs, write proposals and present their findings to the Winchester Rotary Club for final grant recommendations.
Scholarship
Beautification of Front Royal Committee-Scholarship Fund The Beautification of Front Royal Committee scholarship fund provides scholarships for students pursuing careers in horticulture, forestry, landscape architecture, and ecology.
Dr. Craig Zunka and JoEllen McNeal Scholarship Fund Dr. Craig Zunka and JoEllen McNeal of Warren County, Virginia established this scholarship fund to assist graduating students of Warren County high schools with post-secondary education.
Eastham/Boyles Community Leadership Scholarship Fund Named for two outstanding leaders in the Front Royal/Warren County community, Jim Eastham and Roy Boyles, the Eastham/Boyles Community Leadership Scholarship aims to ensure the opportunity for future leaders of Front Royal/Warren County, through its school system, to interact with current leaders of our community. Awards are based on the applicant's interest in continuing education, participation and leadership in school and community activities, and a reputation for good citizenship and moral character.
Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship Fund The Elaine Bromfield Memorial Scholarship is a grant established in 2012 to honor the memory of Elaine Bromfield, a passionate advocate for women’s rights. The Front Royal Women’s Resource Center, in cooperation with the Bromfield family, established this scholarship for the empowerment of women.
Helping Hands of Clarke County Virginia Scholarship Fund Helping Hands Scholarship Fund was established several years ago to assist graduating students of Clarke County High School continue their education at a university or technical school.
Lance Corporal David E. Owens Memorial Scholarship Fund This fund was created to honor, memorialize, and pay tribute to Winchester native David E. Owens, a US Marine who lost his life while serving in Iraq. The fund was created to provide scholarships for students at Lord Fairfax Community College with a selection emphasis on veterans and their children.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund of the Winchester NAACP The Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund of the Winchester NAACP provides an annual scholarship to a needy and deserving African-American student chosen by the Winchester NAACP. The Rev. Dr. John D. Copenhaver and Ms. Marsha A. Childs started the fund to honor Marsha's father, Harano E. Childs. Mr. Childs, a local resident and active peacemaker belonging to the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), sent a check and letter of support to Martin Luther King, Jr. in the spring of 1956 shortly after the King home was bombed. Mr. Childs received a letter of thanks from Dr. King, secretarially signed. John D. Copenhaver has loaned the letter, along with a rare comic book about King's life published by the FOR, to the NAACP Records in Handley Library Archives.
Mary Washington Scholarship Fund Created by Bruce and Donna Downing in memory of a dear friend and employee of the family, this fund provides financial assistance to college-bound African-American students graduating from Handley High School.
Michael M. Foreman Scholarship Fund For the past several years, members of the Frederick County Bar Association have presented a scholarship to a Handley High School senior in memory of retired Clerk of the Court Mike Foreman. The fund has been seeded at CFNSV so that annual distributions will continue to support Handley students and recognize Mike Foreman for his outstanding contributions to the community.
Pamela M. McInnis Scholarship Fund The Pamela McInnis Scholarship Fund was established in honor of the retired superintendent of Warren County Schools. It is awarded annually to a deserving Warren County high school student to pursue a non-traditional educational, training or certificate program. The scholarship is administered and awarded by the Blue Ridge Technical Center.
Rotary Club of Front Royal Student Athlete of the Year Scholarship Fund This local civic club has established this fund to annually recognize an outstanding athlete from Warren County Public Schools. The top female athlete award is named in honor of Heidi Moore and the top male athlete for John Marlow. Recipients shall have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in athletics in individual or team sports and have made a lasting contribution to their school and the FR-WC community.
Unrestricted
CFNSV Operating Fund This is an unrestricted, non-endowed operating fund for CFNSV. Donations to this fund will support our annual operating expenses.
Paul and Martha Rees Fund This fund was established by BB&T in the memory of Paul and Martha Rees to offer grants to charitable and nonprofit organizations for the benefit of the people of the Northern Shenandoah Valley.
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