Designed to encourage more people and organizations to make the Dan River Region a better place to live, work and play. This effort expands the benefits and opportunities for neighborhood and community innovations and improvements by offering more funding and more time to larger groups of people over a 180-day period (six-months).
Southside Outdoor Learning Center - PCS
Information: Enhance the playground at Southside Elementary school to create an inviting outdoor space for students and the surrounding community.
Yanceyville Winter Lights Trail
Information: Implemented a collaborative project focused on creating a visual and experiential incentive to promote the health and wellness of residents during the holiday season, inspire connectivity and engagement while fostering relationships in the community, and provide awareness of economic transformation to the downtown square and offer service learning opportunities for youth.
Bikes for Life
Information: Bicycle rewards program where every student who attends the tutorial sites and increases their reading level by one grade will earn a new bicycle.
Dan Daniel Stairway Project
Information: Eagle Scout Project to build a stairway and signage for easy, safe access and egress to the soccer, baseball and football fields at Dan Daniel Park.
Mother's Stronger Twogether
Information: To hire a consultant to develop a strategy and timeline for their work and to hold six block parties to promote safety.
Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation - White Rock
Information: Phase 1 for the White Rock Neighborhood Watch Empowerment Group (WRNWEG) to build place and identity in White Rock is to develop a logo that will then be featured on signs throughout the community and to beautify the two far ends of the neighborhood.
Danville Neighborhood Development Corporation - Cedar Terrace
Information: Cedar Terrace 2018 Beautification Project - To enliven the physical surroundings of the community and, through public art, foster a positive sense of identity and pride.
Rehabilitation Habitat - Southside VA Wildlife Center
Information: An eagle scout project to construct a 14ft x 24ft two room habitat space for small injured mammals and raptor birds.
God's Storehouse Urban Farm
Information: To create an urban farm and shared community space on vacant lot adjacent to their existing facility.
PCS STEM Academy
Information: Funding for the STEM Academy to facilitate a Meaningful Watershed Educational Experience (MWEE) at the Danville Science Center for all fifth graders and regional alternative students in the Pittsylvania County School system.
Caswell County - Have an Ice Day
Information: To fund 'Have an Ice Day in Caswell', a project to provide an outdoor, portable skating rink in downtown Yanceyville throughout the winter season.
Providence Baptist Church Playground
Information: To construct a public playground facility on the church property. Providence Baptist Church will partner with Caswell Parks and Rec and North Elementary to provide physical activity-based activities and programming.
Danville Public Schools Transition Stop
Information: A collaborative effort with the United Way to create the Transition Stop, where wrap-around services and supplies could be provided for DPS students and families identified by the McKinney-Vento Act and to reduce absenteeism of 250 students.
Caswell Council for the Arts
Information: Southern Roots Festival - a community engagement effort to increase and showcase music, art, southern foods, and creative traditions at the root of Southern culture.
Friends of the Danville Public Library
Information: A Community Engagement Project comprised of a local Author Celebration, install an Art-O-Mat machine and a community wide book club.
Information: To install stretching stations at the nine major trailheads along the Danville Riverwalk trail. Fiscal agent - Danville Family YMCA.
Home for the Holidays
Information: A holiday event called 'HOME for the Holidays' with focus areas in community engagement, business engagement, and 'Home for the Holiday' events.
Information: To fund two TedxDanville events, a seminar licensed by TEDTalk to highlight innovative people and unique community initiatives.
Ballou Park Nature Trail Revitalization
Information: Revitalization of the Ballou Park Nature Trail for JT Milam's Eagle scout project.
Danville Historical Society - History Hub
Information: To hire StudioAmmons to plan exhibits and create the fabrication documents for the next phase of History Hub of Danville, a permanent local history exhibit in the River District Tower.
Ringgold Rail Trail - Pittsylvania County Parks & Rec
Information: Improvements to the Ringgold Rail Trail heads, amenities, and trail surface.
Right Touch Christian Church
Information: To fund a community garden to address the needs of a "food desert" area.
River District on Ice
Information: To bring a skating rink to downtown for the month of December to provide a community gathering space for residents and visitors and to increase traffic and engagement efforts in River District in downtown Danville.
Westmoreland Park Neighborhood
Information: Hire a professional landscape architect to work with neighborhood stakeholders to develop a park program, masterplan and preliminary costs for improvements at the neighborhood park in the Holbrook Ross District.
Danville Concert Association
Information: To offer a four-day Artist-in Residence Program, conducted by the five5-member American Chamber Players for area students, culminating in a public performance at Averett University.
Cardinal Village Tenant Association
Information: To hire local artist, Billie Jean Jones, to create two murals in the Cardinal Village community, one being a community 'paint by numbers' mural.
Caswell County Schools
Information: A paved walking track and basketball court at South Elementary School in Caswell County.
Purley United Methodist Church
Information: Purley Community Playground
Town of Gretna, VA
Information: To upgrade and refurbish Gretna's historic Southern Railroad caboose and gathering space.
Chatham First, Inc.
Information: Renovation of the corner of Depot and Main Street known as 'Bolanz Corner' to eliminate an eyesore and create a 'bright spot' in a highly visible gateway when entering the Town of Chatham.
Grace and Main Fellowship - Urban Farm
Information: To create an urban farm and build a tool library at the end of Moffett Street in the North Main community.
Caswell County Horticulture Club
Information: To build a water feature with three millstones from abandoned North Carolina and Virginia mills at the Caswell County Arboretum. Signage and a virtual walking tour will be added to explain the historic value of the millstones and surrounding building as well as give information about the flora in the space.
Danville Historical Society
Information: Transport, repurpose and mount the "HOME" portion of the historic and iconic "Home of Dan River Fabrics" sign in order to inspire civic pride and reimagine Danville's past in a unified and engaging way for both area residents and tourists.
Caswell County Local Foods Council
Information: To expand the Caswell Farmer's Market by creating a certified kitchen, the Eat Well in Caswell brand and beginning a SNAP Double Bucks and Kids Market Bunch Program.
Piedmont Community College
Information: Outdoor fitness area to be placed in the Caswell County Parks and Recreation Facility.
Town of Gretna
Information: To implement a new community revitalizing event called 'GretnaFest: See the Possible'
Danville After Hours Rotary
Information: To implement a stewardship education project related to storm drains and the impact of the Dan River's watershed on the overall health of the river in partnership with DRBA and the City of Danville Public Works.
Festival in the Park
Information: Sand sculpture, Photography and Art Project
Milton Preservation and Beautification Society, Inc.
Information: The Milton Mural Project
Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church
Information: Trail and playground on land donated by Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church
St. Luke's United Methodist Church
Information: Partner with GLH Johnson Elementary School and Danville Public Schools Child Nutrition Department to provide Weekend Backpack Pilot Program for kindergarten students.
Caswell County, NC
Information: To build a community meeting space at Farmer Lake.
Pittsylvania County Schools
Information: To convert unused tennis courts into outdoor classrooms for students and the community of Hurt.
Pittsylvania County Parks and Recreation
Information: Walking track project in Brosville, VA
Dillard Educational and Economic Development
Information: Fund to educate middle school students in Danville and Caswell County in the history of digital video, film and photography.
Thomas Day House
Information: The Milton Project
City of Danville Department of Parks & Rec
Information: To address community wellness through Pickleball.