The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (CFNSV) announced the awarding of $44,000 in grants to area nonprofits from two Foundation funds on October 5 in a virtual “Donor Thank You/Grant Announcement Event.”

The CFNSV will be funding $18,500 in grants from the Cochran Family Youth Fund. The fund was created in 2007 by Douglas E. Cochran to honor the memory of his parents, long time Winchester residents John Clayton Cochran, Sr. and Clarice S. Cochran. The Cochrans owned and operated the
B & C Bakery on Indian Alley from 1928 until the 1950s. Organizations who will be receiving 2021 grants from the Cochran Family Youth Fund include Arte Libre VA ($3,000); AbbaCare, Inc. ($3,000); Child Safe Center ($2,000); Phoenix Project ($2,500); the Discovery Museum ($2,500); the SPCA of Winchester ($2,500) and Girls on the Run of the Shenandoah Valley ($3,500.)

The CFNSV will also award $25,500 in grants from the Paul and Martha Rees Fund. The Paul and Martha Rees Fund was established in 2014 by BB&T Bank 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. Since its inception in 2014, this fund has returned $86,000 in grants to the Valley. This year’s Paul and Martha Rees Fund grants were awarded to the Dr. Terry Sinclair Health Clinic ($2,000); The House of Hope ($2,000); Faith in Action Agency ($1,500); The American Red Cross ($2,000); Dental Clinic of the Northern Shenandoah Valley ($1,000); Just Neighbors Ministry ($2,000); Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity ($2,000); St. Luke Dental Clinic ($2,000); Cars Changing Lives ($1,000); WATTS ($2,000); Shenandoah Council Boys Scouts of America ($1,000); CCAP Winchester ($1,000); Concern Hotline ($2,000): Highland Food Pantry ($1,000); Front Royal/Warren County CCAP ($1,000); Our Health ($1,000); and Warren County Habitat for Humanity ($1,000).

The Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley (CFNSV) was established in 2001 to facilitate long-term, planned giving in our community. The CFNSV has grown to an endowment of over $11.3 million and has returned approximately $2 million to the community in grants and pass-through funds. Headquartered in Winchester, the CFNSV is made up of 132 agency and donor advised funds that support a wide range of charitable interests in the city of Winchester and Clarke, Frederick and Warren Counties.

For more information, contact Larry Weiss, Executive Director, 540-869-6776 or

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