Enriching the quality of life in Danville communities.
Community Giving Foundation: Danville is dedicated to the enrichment of the quality of life in the greater Danville area through superior stewardship of enduring charitable gifts. Founded in 1999 to benefit community residents, it serves as a philanthropic resource for local individuals, families, and businesses. In 2013—while maintaining its unique identity—Danville affiliated with the Community Giving Foundation to support grantmaking, development, and community awareness.
A Story of Local Giving
Although Rich and Jean Knouse have always supported their Danville community through time, talent, and treasure, the couple wanted to teach their children and grandchildren about the importance of philanthropy. They recently established the Knouse Family Fund to support charitable purposes in the Danville area.
“You don’t have to be a billionaire to establish a fund that will last forever. If you—an individual, couple, or family—are passionate about a cause or organization, establishing a fund or contributing to an existing fund will provide you with a way to support your community for years to come.” (Jean Knouse, Fundholder)
Your support of Community Giving Foundation: Danville makes an impact on the lives of people in your community. This story is just one example of the power of giving happening now because of the generosity of our donors.
Every donor has those causes and organizations for which he or she is most passionate. Many people support a community foundation as a way of saying thank you to the community where they live or work. Others see it as a way to ensure the future of their community. Each person's wealth and social/economic background can make a difference. Community Giving Foundation: Danville provides a charitable vehicle to support the greater Danville area, both now and into the future.
With 80 funds supporting a wide variety of interests and causes, Community Giving Foundation: Danville continues to invest in the betterment of its community and residents by awarding grants and scholarships annually.
Community Giving Foundation: Danville makes grant investments in the community each year. Annually, it invests over $240,000 to local nonprofit organizations and high school and college students.
In 2007, Danville's board extended their personal commitments to the people in their community by establishing the "Neighbors Helping Neighbors" campaign through their own individual donations. Many years later, this unrestricted fund continues to provide grants to meet the current and pressing needs of the Danville area, and provides an avenue for everyone to participate in community philanthropy. More than $70,000 has been granted to the Danville community from the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund since its creation.
Creating a Legacy
There is a place for you here! Through the collective work of neighbors, families, businesses, and nonprofits, the Community Giving Foundation: Danville will continue to leave a greater impact in your community for years to come.
Donors can help meet local charitable needs by supporting current Danville funds or by creating a fund in their own name to establish a personal charitable legacy. Please contact a member of Danville's board or Foundation staff to discuss how you can partner with your local community foundation to make a difference in the greater Danville area.
For More Information
Foundation Introduces New Name & BrandDecember 4, 2020
Danville Foundation Awards 2020 GrantsSeptember 25, 2020
Danville Foundation Awards 2020 ScholarshipsJuly 13, 2020
Family Scholarship Fund to Support Future Healthcare ProfessionalsApril 22, 2020
Bonnie Trump (chair)
Linda Brown (vice chair)
Wendy S. Tripoli (financial liaison)
Dennis Hummer (secretary)
Marc L. Baranouski
David D. Betz
Greg S. Cole
O. Fred Miller, III, M.D.
Robert W. Snyder
Gary W. Visneski
Board Members are charged with evaluating grant applications, monitoring community strengths and needs, and making site visits as needed to verify progress.
Ken and Pat Ackerman
Ken and Cindy Holdren
Randy and Karen May
Joan and Fred Miller
Robert W. and Mary F. Snyder