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.
2020 has been a year like no other. The Covid 19 pandemic has impacted every sector of our Shenandoah Valley region. Nonprofit agencies throughout the area have seen their budgets challenged while the need for their services has never been greater. The CFNSV has...
The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (CFNSV) distributed $61,500 in grants to area nonprofits from three Foundation funds. The CFNSV’s 2020 grant awards were announced on October 14, 2020 in a virtual “Grant Announcement Event.” The CFNSV will be...
The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley will be awarding new grants to agencies in our area that have been negatively impacted by the Covid 19 pandemic. These grants will come from a new Community Relief Fund at the CFNSV. This fund was started with...