Welcome to the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia

About The Alleghany Foundation

The Alleghany Foundation was established in 1995 with $35 million in proceeds from the sale of Alleghany Regional Hospital.  Since then, the Foundation has awarded $54 million in grants to improve the quality of life in the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia. The Foundation seeks applications in five focus areas Economic Transformation, Educational Attainment, Health and Wellness, Leadership and Civic Vitality, and Community Capacity with the goal of building upon the region’s wonderful assets to provide dynamic opportunities for all its residents. Assets of the Foundation currently are more than $57 million. (December 2014)

As of January 1, 2016, The Alleghany Foundation is accepting applications year-round.  Interested applicants should complete the Foundation’s electronic application process.

Applicants must be a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization or eligible local government entity. For eligibility criteria, please review our application guidelines on our website.

 If you need additional information, please contact the Foundation at (540) 962-0970 or info@alleghanyfoundation.org.


Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 1176
Covington, VA 24426

Office Address:
214 West Main Street
Suite 4

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday
 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

(540) 962-0970

(540) 962-1770


Executive Director
Mary Fant Donnan

Financial Administrator
 Catherine Leonard

Administrative Secretary
Melenie Riley