New Fellowship Opportunity Open

DRF is currently searching for a fellow to be the Project Coordinator for Opportunity Neighborhoods. This person will work as a community developer and he/she is responsible for coordinating and facilitating the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all activities associated with the Opportunity Neighborhood (ON) quality of life plans. Position is open until filled.

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Workforce Grants


Grant Description


Investments to build programs to enhance workforce opportunities and develop talent pipelines designed to strengthen the current workforce and the future workforce whether at the public school level or via post-graduate certification programs.


Dan River Region Collaborative

Year: 2017

Amount: $893,895

Information: Continue the Collaborative's activities for the next three-years.


Dan River Region Collaborative

Year: 2016

Amount: $150,000

Information: Six month funding for continuation of programs and research/planning for next steps/long-term efforts.


Danville Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.

Year: 2014

Amount: $2,488,288.00

Information: To cover equipment costs for the Welding and Precision Machining Technology program expansion. Request represents 20% of total project costs.


Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

Year: 2014

Amount: $1,500,772.00

Information: To provide funding for the development and expansion of the IALR Capstone program.


Philpott Manufacturing Extension Partnership - GENEDGE

Year: 2012

Amount: $100,000.00

Information: DRF and Harvest Foundation funded the E3 study earlier this year. The study was well done and reflected a regional need and the opportunity for successful implementation created by willing manufacturers and other potential funders. The impact of a $100,000 investment from DRF would be to initially $650,000 for the region and ultimately as much as $2,000,000 if other funders become involved and Phase 2 is initiated. With DRF's $100,000 investment, and the successful implementation of Phase 1, SBTC and the Genedge Alliance estimates that 75-100 jobs will be created and almost $6,000,000 will be created in cost savings for regional manufacturers.


Community Foundation of the Dan River Region

Year: 2009

Amount: $400,000.00

Information: National Fund for Workforce Solutions - Dan River Region Collaborative.


Danville Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.

Year: 2006

Amount: $9,700,000.00

Information: Construction of Health Sciences Building at Danville Community College - Capital Project.