The Community Group supports initiatives which strengthen African American community development in Montgomery County, VA. Our biggest current project is the Dialogue on Race. Our organization works with a very small annual budget and an all-volunteer staff. Your donation makes a big difference. Please consider contributing today through The Community Foundation of the New River Valley.

Use The Community Foundation’s Give Now form, making sure to add which of our projects you would like to support in the field labeled “Unless otherwise specified, donations on this page are made to the CFNRV’s Fund for the NRV. To direct your donation to something specific, please share a specific fund name or area of the foundation you’d like to give to.” For example, you may specify “The Community Group,” “Dialogue on Race,” or “New Mountain Climbers.”

Your donation will be tax deductible.

New Mountain Climbers

If you would like to join the New Mountain Climbers Giving Circle, please email Penny Franklin rather than using The Community Foundation’s donation form.


Email Penny Franklin at

The Community Group
857 Woodrow Road
Christiansburg, VA 24073