The board of advisors of the Rockingham County Community Foundation announces another $250,000 of grants from the Dan River Basin Program funded by the Duke Energy Foundation.

Grant funds are available for nonprofit organizations in the Dan River area. Applications are available beginning Aug. 1. Visit this page for information about applying. The deadline for submitting applications is noon Aug. 31.

Organizations eligible to apply are local 501c3 nonprofits and local government entities, including municipalities and schools. All programs must serve the Dan River area. Grant requests for up to $25,000 will be accepted in two categories:

  1. Economic development enhancing community beautification and maintenance with a measurable impact on increasing tourism, business and population growth in Rockingham County; and
  2. Environmental education supporting projects that have a visible impact on the local community, such as outdoor classrooms or environmental signage along trails, walkways along or near the river. Funding will support one-time projects that begin soon and will be finalized within a year.

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