We believe in the power of place. Together we create a vibrant future built from a love of this place. We are Downtown Harrisonburg.

BACK THE ‘BURG 2021: Challenge Coming Soon

Your contribution is more than a donation; it is how you can help downtown businesses that you love withstand the threats of a pandemic. It is how you can help shape downtown as the heart of our community.

No matter what, HDR’s goal is to offer unwavering support for small businesses. Always. We are grateful for your support that enables us to continue supporting them.

 Thank you for being a Friend of Downtown.

When you support the downtown that you love, you can receive the following recognition gift:

  • An HDR window decal.



Support small local business downtown Harrisonburg

We support all Downtown Harrisonburg businesses through our work, but we do provide some special perks for businesses who support us as well!

Base Level: $120 donation
Celebration & Reception Recognition
Participate in Block Party (promotional event for JMU freshmen class)
Participate in the Veterans Parade
Listing on Downtown Dollars (approx. $17,000 in sales each year)
Business Website Listing and link
Promotion on HDR’s Social Media (9,200 followers)
Holiday gift guide ad (printed and distributed with the DNR)
Window Sticker recognizing your support

Next Level: $250 donation
First consideration for a media pitch
Professional Development Workshops (discounted price)
Participate in Skeleton Festival (receive candy to hand out)
Downtown Magazine Advertisement (rate discount)




The amount of the contribution that is deductible for tax purposes is limited to the excess of any money contributed by the donor over the value of goods or services provided by the charity.  Please consult your tax advisor regarding the deductibility of your contribution. Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance has been approved by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

$1 HDR Window Sticker


Hear from Downtown businesses about why they Back the Burg & how having HDR in their corner has made a difference: