Events & Training Opportunities

Halloween Nonprofit Mixer

October 24th from 3:30pm - 5:30pm at Basic City, 1010 East Main Street in Waynesboro.

Registration is required:

We are thrilled to once again offer our nonprofit partners the opportunity to come together, renew friendships, make new connections, and enjoy one another's company. This is made possible through the partnership of the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, Augusta Health, CAPSAW, and United Way of Staunton, Augusta County & Waynesboro.

Registration for this event is free!  Food and nonalcoholic beverages will be provided courtesy of the event co-hosts.  Alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase.  Staff, volunteers, and board members of nonprofit organizations are all welcome.

A short program will take place sometime between 4:00-4:30 p.m. during which the Community Foundation, Augusta Health, CAPSAW and the United Way will preview upcoming grant opportunities, workshops, and much more.

Grant Writing Nuts and Bolts 

(offered by the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge)

November 14th, 9am - Noon


Register here:

Preparing and submitting a successful grant proposal can be an intimidating process for both new and also experienced grant writers. While there is no one magic formula to use when writing grants, there are many best practices to lean on that will heighten your chances for success. Join Independent Grant Writer and CNE consultant member, Laurie Rogers, to learn practical and proven techniques to strengthen your grant writing power and secure funds for your organization.

Participants will walk away with:

  • Steps to ensure your agency is grant-ready;
  • Tips and resources for grant research;
  • Helpful talking points to use with funders prior to proposal submission;
  • Tools to use for building each component of the proposal.

All nonprofit fund development staff and volunteers are encouraged to attend.

The fee for attending the workshop is $50.  It can be paid online by credit card at the time of registration, or it can be paid by check. 

Checks should be made payable to the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge and can be mailed in advance of the event to:  Lora Hamp, Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, P.O. Box 815, Staunton, VA 24402.  Please write "registration fee for Grant Writing workshop" on the memo line of the check. 

Payments by check may also be made at the door on the day of the event; however, please note that we will NOT be able to accept credit card payments at the event. 

If you have any questions, please contact Lora Hamp at [email protected].

FY 25 Consolidated Funding Pool Pre-Submission Training Opportunities:

Virtual Application Review:  

Tuesday, November 7 @ 10:30am via Zoom meeting ID: 834 1878 5236, code: 577945

Tuesday, November 28 @ 3pm via Zoom meeting ID: 856 5723 4128, code: 412231

Pre- Submission Individual Application Review via Zoom

Monday, December 11 – email [email protected] to schedule

Tuesday, December 12 – email [email protected] to schedule

Wednesday, December 13 – email [email protected] to schedule

Applications due to [email protected] by 5pm on January 11, 2024


January 16th:  Second Quarter Reports

April 15th:  Third Quarter Reports

July 12th:  Fourth Quarter/End of Year Reports


Housing Council Discussion:  Monthly event connecting emergency housing programs with each other and our community.  Held via zoom on the 3rd Thursday at 9:30am.  Please contact CAPSAW for log in details.

Presentation/Training Materials:

Grant Writing 101 Power Point from 2/27/23