Current Charitable Funds

Blue Pride Fund

The Blue Pride Fund is dedicated to supporting high-school league activities (athletics and the fine arts) at Virginia High School. Since its inception in 2001, the Blue Pride Fund has awarded more than $30,000 to meet students’ needs.

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Lou's Closet Fund

The Lou’s Closet Fund was opened in 2014 to promote the attendance and achievement of low-income students or students who are experiencing a crisis in ISD #2909.  In 2016 a vision assistance component was added to assist children needing help with eye care and vision needs.

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Friends of the Library Fund

A strong and thriving public library is the mission of the Friends of the Library Fund.  Organized in 2003, the fund was established to support ongoing needs for the Virginia Public Library.

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Fund for the Arts

Established by P&H Mining Equipment, through the Joy Global Foundation, Fund for the Arts supports the Virginia Community Foundation’s mission to build a better community by providing additional resources for the arts. It is used exclusively to support the arts in the greater Virginia community.

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Marvin Skaurud Memorial Scholarship Fund

This annual fund was created to provide scholarships to Virginia students who have demonstrated high academic performance.  The number of scholarship awards are to be determined each year by the distributable income. Created in 2009.

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Garett Plotnik Memorial Scholarship Fund

This annual scholarship is awarded to a Virginia High School senior who is actively involved in extra-curricular activities, has outdoor interests, and demonstrates characteristics of a positive role model. Created in 2012.

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Parks, Lakes and Recreation Fund

Established by P&H Mining Equipment, through the Joy Global Foundation, the Parks, Lakes and Recreation fund will assist in providing recreation and conservation opportunities for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. Created in 2012.

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Virginia Educational Fund

Organizers established the Virginia Educational Fund to create connections to the classroom, to enhance available resources, to enrich experiences, and to provide the best educational opportunities for all students in Virginia Public Schools. Created in 2008.

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Virginia’s Mural Fund

Contributions to Virginia’s Mural Fund will be expended to support murals for the greater downtown area.

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Virginia Community Foundation Unrestricted Fund

The Unrestricted Fund makes it possible to respond to the ever-changing needs in our community. The fund has awarded over $850,000 in grants throughout the community to date. These grants support every corner of Virginia. Created in 1991.

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Legacy Donors

These funds work alongside the unrestricted endowment by assessing community needs and respond by awarding grants to local non-profits.

  •  Marieta & Chipper Johnson
  •  Chris & Allison Bialke Family
  •  Micheal & Debra Appelwick
  •  Peter & Colette Johnson
  • Barbara & Robert Baldrica Family
  •  Northern State Bank of Virginia
  • Kurt and Carol Sundquist
  • Ross and Rudy Harvey Family
  • Paul & Laura Bachschneider Family
  • Kerry & Jeff (Waschke) Collie Family
  • Mary & Ken Waschke
  • Ken Waschke Auto Plaza
  • Linda Chapman Family
  • Louanne & Gary Picek
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George Munig Scholarship Fund

This annual scholarship was created to honor the memory of past Economics teacher-George Munig.  Scholarship awards go to a Virginia High School senior who is  pursuing a career in the economics or business related field. Created in 2017.

Dr. Halvor & Emily Olson Scholarship Fund

This annual scholarship was created to provide scholarships to Virginia students who are studying at the University of Minnesota in the area of Liberal Arts. Created in 2018.