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
Sandra O'Rourke was known in the Danville area as a dedicated philanthropist and community organizer. Driven by her faith and commitment to multiple local organizations, she helped hundreds of people during her lifetime. When friends of the O'Rourke Family suggested establishing a memorial scholarship fund after her death late last year, the family knew it was the perfect way to continue her legacy in the community.
"Education was something my mother valued and encouraged in the people she helped. She loved getting to know people and helping them figure out the best path forward as they achieved their life goals. We hope the Sandra W. O'Rourke Scholarship Fund presents new opportunities to local students while encouraging lives of service, kindness, and compassion." (Dr. Terry O'Rourke, Jr., 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. The annual Holiday Happenings event also benefits the Neighbors Helping Neighbors fund, supporting pressing needs in the Danville community.
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
Family Creates Fund to Show Gratitude to Danville CommunitySeptember 24, 2021
Holiday Happenings Announces Pursel Award RecipientsSeptember 15, 2021
Job Openings at the FoundationJune 28, 2021
Siblings Establish Family Scholarship Fund for Danville StudentsJune 18, 2021
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
Victor and Linda Marks
Randy and Karen May
Joan and Fred Miller
Virginia A. Schenck
Robert W. and Mary F. Snyder