RESTRICTED FUNDS are assets given or left to the Foundation by a donor with the request that grants from the fund go to one or more specific named charities. In other words the purpose of disbursements from the fund are restricted by the donor and restricted to the uses established in the fund agreement or the donor’s will.
An AGENCY FUND is a special type of Restricted Fund that is established by a nonprofit, where the distribution from the fund benefit that organization. Many nonprofits find this to be a cost-effective way to create an endowment fund which can be promoted to their constituents for giving or estate planning considerations. As it grows, an agency fund creates an ongoing source of income for their organization, and its presence among the Foundation’s fund list can get additional exposure for the organization.
Response Empowerment Fund in honor of Phoebe Kilby (2005) – Established by the Response board to honor retiring board chairman, Phoebe Kilby for her years of service. Grants from this fund are used to help domestic abuse victims get the training they need to support themselves and their families without being dependent on their abuser.
Shenandoah Forum Fund (2006) – Established by the Shenandoah Forum Board to create a source of income to fulfill its mission of ensuring the county remains essentially rural, preserves a healthy environment, promotes a sustainable economy, and provides a high quality of life for the people who live here.
Herbert Parker Fort Valley Community Center Fund (2006) – Established by a bequest from Fort Valley resident Herbert Parker to benefit the service of this organization to its community.
Herbert Parker Fort Valley Museum Fund (2006) – Established by a bequest from Fort Valley resident Herbert Parker to support the Museum’s work of preserving and celebrating the history of Fort Valley.
Herbert Parker Shenandoah County Library Archives Fund (2006) – Established by a bequest from library foundation member Herbert Parker to support the county library’s preservation and display of archival and historical documents and properties.
Shenandoah County Historical Society Fund (2007) – Established by the SCHS board to create a source of income to support its mission of preserving and celebrating the history and historical buildings and artifacts of Shenandoah County.
Falcon Music Boosters Funds (2007) – Established by Drs. Thomas and Elisabeth Cardwell and other parents of Central High School Music students to provide a source of future support for the Central High School music program.
Shenandoah County Free Clinic – Dr. Charles H. Miller Memorial Fund (2008) – Established by community donations in memory of Dr. Charles H. Miller to support the Free Clinic’s procurement of professional services to serve qualified Shenandoah County patients.
Shenandoah Alliance for Shelter Fund (2008) – Established by the SAS Board to provide a source of support for its mission of advocating for homeless residents of the Shenandoah Valley.
Healthy Families-Shenandoah County Fund (2008) – Established by the Healthy Families board to fulfill its mission of serving at-risk pre-schoolers and their families in Shenandoah County.
Milt & Mattie Pence Cemetery Fund (2009) – Established by Donald M. Pence in memory of his parents to create support after his lifetime for the care and maintenance of the Union Forge Cemetery in Edinburg, VA.
Strasburg Express/Homewood (2013) – Established to enable Strasburg area senior citizens to continue to enjoy local baseball and administered for the bebefit of the Strasburg Community Baseball club.
Maude Orndorff Memorial Fund (2009) (Dept. of Social Services) – Established by the Shenandoah County Department of Social Services in memory of Maude Orndorff to recognize her generous gift for the support of the less fortunate in Shenandoah County.
Curtis Grove Memorial Fund (2010) – Established by a bequest from Curtis Groves in appreciation for the care his wife received at Dutch Haven Assisted Living and to support four named charities: Amnesty International, the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Children’s Defense Fund, and the March of Dimes.
Humane Society of Shenandoah County Fund (2010) – established by Humane Society’s board to fulfill its mission of promoting the health, safety, welfare, compassionate care, and protection of animals in Shenandoah County through education and community outreach.
Children’s Initiatives Fund (2010) – Established by William H. and Marian F. Logan, Jr. to support the Woodstock United Methodist Church (WUMC) Children’s Initiative Program’s mission.
Shannon Musical Heritage Fund (2010) – Established by members of the Shannon family to provide grants to the Bowman-Shannon Cultural Arts Center in Mt. Jackson, VA, to support the preservation, education, and performance of regional music traditions of the Shenandoah Valley, especially the cultural roots of string music in the Appalachians.
Appalachian Coalfields Poverty Fund (2011) – Established by Mrs. Billie M. Racey to help alleviate poverty in the southern coalfield areas of West Virginia.
Stonewall Jackson High School Generals Fund (2013) – Established by a group of Stonewall Jackson High School Alumni to support unfunded needs of the High School that may arise from time to time.
The Art Group Education Fund (2017) – Awards grant to Shenandoah County Public schools for the purpose of purchasing art supplies for the teachers of the schools.
Russell Adams Fort Valley Museum Fund (2017) – Established by Russell Adams to support the Fort Valley Museum.
|Donations of any size to a particular fund should be made payable to Shenandoah Community Foundation with the name of the specific fund in the memo line. Undesignated donations will be used to further the Foundations mission. You also may start a fund of your own. For more information on how to do that, go to Foundation FAQs.|