Serving Virginia’s Northern Shenandoah Valley

including the City of Winchester and Counties of Clarke, Frederick and Warren

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As part of an investment portfolio exceeding $5 million,
your fund receives professional management and makes maximum impact

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or streamline your giving today with multiple fund options

Welcome to the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley. We are one of more than 800 similar tax-exempt public charities throughout the United States that work to make our communities better places to live and work. We are a local organization managed by residents of the community who have in-depth knowledge as to needs and causes. And we are led by a board of directors who have a vested interest – both for now – and in our future.

The Community Foundation was created by, and for, the people of the City of Winchester, and the Counties of Clarke, Frederick and Warren in 2001. We exist to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens, now and for generations to come, by building community endowments, streamlining annual giving, strengthening nonprofits, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.

The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley… looking forward – by giving back.






Community need spotlight: Food insecurity

Community need spotlight: Food insecurity

Though natural disasters and the resulting humanitarian needs are frequent but sporadic, the need for food in our community is an everyday constant. And with school back in session, the needs among the food insecure and food banks—often met through philanthropic...

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Rethinking inherited IRAs

Rethinking inherited IRAs

As you build your estate plan and consider how to provide for your adult children, keep in mind that naming children as the beneficiary of an IRA or other qualified plan probably is not something that should be automatic. For starters, if you are charitably-minded and...

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