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.
Our Thank You luncheon provides the opportunity to thank everyone who supports our nonprofit community, to honor our grant recipients and to celebrate the successes of the past year. Nearly 100 members of our community gathered for lunch at the Shenandoah Lodge at...
The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley will recognize Mr. Gerald J.J. Smith and the late Ms. Fran Ricketts as their 2020 Community Stars at the Foundation’s annual awards dinner on January 9, 2020. The event will be held at the Shenandoah Valley...
As the fiscal sponsor, the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley helped raise more than $100,000 for children in our community during the 2018 Coats for Kids and Chain of Checks campaigns. Rotary Club of Winchester’s Coats-for-Kids project provides...