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.
On Thursday, January 10, 2019 we will celebrate George McIntyre and Katie McIntyre Tewell, owners of the The Apple House Restaurant, at our annual "An Evening with Our Community Stars' event. We will honor their family legacy of giving back with an entertaining...read more
On October 16, 2018 the third annual Nonprofit Symposium will welcome leaders from across the region. All directors, Board members and senior leaders are encouraged to attend the symposium held at Shenandoah University’s Halpin-Harrison Hall. Created by the Nonprofit...read more
Our annual Thank You Luncheon gives the Community Foundation an 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...read more