Our goal is for more residents to be involved in making this a community of "bright spots and success stories."

Welcome to DRF

The Danville Regional Foundation (DRF) works to encourage revitalization and renewal in the Dan River Region. We do so by making long-term investments to improve education, economic vitality, community wellness, and civic capacity for citizens throughout the City of Danville, Virginia; Pittsylvania County, Virginia; and Caswell County, North Carolina.

Since its establishment in 2005, DRF has committed more than $76 million through more than 260 grants. Some of these grants are large, but just as many are made from the DRF Make It Happen! (MIH!) program, which encourages individuals to make their dreams of community change a reality. Large organizational investments paired with these smaller grants create a culture of ″bright spots″ where those within the community as well as those visiting and researching for possible relocation can ″see the possible.″

DRF is committed to fostering collaboration, establishing partnerships and working across borders and with many types of organizations to rethink tomorrow and create solutions, positioning the Dan River Region as a place of opportunities. DRF encourages and supports new approaches, and believes that initiative and courage to view things from fresh and different perspectives empowers our community as we collaborate on a Bridge to the Future.

In The Spotlight

  • Danville Regional Foundation names summer interns read more
  • McAuliffe praises Gene Haas Center as economic engine to diversify economy read more
  • Danville Regional Foundation receives Pinnacle Award read more
  • Speaker addresses racial divides, history to kick off Week to Engage read more
  • History repeating itself — but in the best way read more
  • Sessions aim to grow sales for farmers read more
  • Signs installed in Greensboro, N.C., point to River City read more
  • God’s Storehouse wins annual Ashby Award read more
  • Community foundation awards $626,000 in grants read more
  • Danville Regional Foundation holds MLK event to get youth involved read more
  • County food bank opens in Gretna read more
  • Grant paves way for new walking track read more
  • River District Artisans opens in Danville read more
  • Averett lands $2 million for center: Funds from Danville Regional Foundation to create Center for Community Engagement and Career Competitiveness read more
  • Danville Regional Foundation partners with DCC to upgrade precision machining, welding technology programs read more
  • River District getting noticed :: Danville Regional Foundation, CEO recognized for efforts read more
  • Day to Engage: Students spend day serving the community read more
  • CirrusWorks comes to Danville for ‘talent’ read more
  • Pittsylvania County schools receive $669,100 STEM grant from Danville Regional Foundation read more
  • Pieces of the puzzle come together read more
  • Gretna Celebrates Opening of New Ramsey Memorial Medical Center read more
  • Only Way Out Is Up: How MDC Helped Danville, Va. Chart a New Vision for Its Future read more