Foothills Forum rests on community support. There are many ways to contribute and become one of those valued voices at the table.
Give your time as a volunteer helping us research and report on the county’s most pressing issues. We’re eager to work with skilled researchers, reporters, editors, photographers and web producers familiar with the local scene.
Give the local newspaper a close read when The Rappahannock News publishes the award-winning work of Foothills Forum-funded journalists and researchers.
Come to one of our local forums to discuss the Foothills projects, assess what the reporting turned up, and join a search for potential solutions.
We meet nine times a year, generally on the last Thursday of each month. Our directors’ meetings are open to the public. Watch for notices in the Rappahannock News.

Consider financial support by participating in NewsMatch 2019. National funders have challenged civic news nonprofits like Foothills Forum with a 1:1 challenge grant of up to $20,000. Consider giving $50, $100, $500 or $1,000 or more to help us build our matching pool. Every individual donation, from $10 up to the first $1,000 of any donation, will be matched 1:1. NewsMatch19 runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31.

And for added convenience, online donors can contribute on Giving NewsDay on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Watch for details.

We’re always grateful to anyone who wishes to become one of our annual sustainers (up to $1,000) or major donors ($1,000+). Just call 540-675-1207 or drop an email to