What is the Nelson County Community Fund?
The Nelson County Community Fund (NCCF) is the only community-based, tax-deductible fund that makes grants available to diverse non-profits serving educational and humanitarian needs in Nelson County. Like a “community chest”, it directs your donations to organizations benefiting school-age children, adults in need, and community services. Grants are made possible through generous donations, and partnering with area businesses to sponsor fund-raising events. For details on NCCF’s mission and governance, click here. Also visit us on FaceBook
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“Without your help, Georgia’s Healing House would not be able to help our women heal from their wounds inflicted by addiction and mental health trauma…. This award will help the women of GHH rebuild new, productive and meaningful lives.”Heather Kellams
“You are the engine that keeps our truck on the road. Your support will help us help our rural neighbors by increasing access to wholesome food—including fresh produce. Your generous decision to support the Nelson Mobile Food Pantry benefits the lives of more than 170 vulnerable households each month.”
News & Upcoming Events
Dec. 31, 2018, is the deadline for grant proposals to NCCF and they will need to be posted before Jan. 8, 2019.
In the holiday spirit of giving, 12 wineries, cideries, breweries, and distilleries that make up the Nelson 151 business coalition are pooling contributions for a collective donation in support of the Nelson County Community Fund. Dubbed the 9th annual “Twelve Days of Christmas on Nelson 151,” each business will donate a portion of proceeds collected on their chosen day of giving between Dec. 23, 2018, and Jan. 5, 2019.
“We are delighted and grateful to be chosen as the recipient for this year’s donation challenge,” said NCCF co-chair Sarah Jane Stewart. Funds raised will support NCCF’s grants to nonprofits addressing Nelson County’s most pressing humanitarian needs.
Here is the list of “giving days” for participating 151 businesses. For more information, visit www.nelson151.com.
- Dec.23: Afton Mountain Vineyards
- Dec. 24: Valley Road Vineyards
- Dec. 25: Nelson Co. Economic Development
- Dec. 26: Devils Backbone Brewing Company
- Dec. 27: Wild Wolf Brewing Company
- Dec. 28: Blue Mountain Brewery
- Dec. 29: Cardinal Point Brewery
- Dec. 30: Brewing Tree Beer Company
- Dec. 31: Bold Rock Hard Cider
- Jan. 1: Blue Toad Hard Cider
- Jan. 2: Veritas Vineyard & Winery
- Jan. 3: Hill Top Berry Farm
- Jan. 4: Flying Fox Vineyard
- Jan. 5: Silverback Distillery
More than 150 runners—and a few dogs—turned out for the post-Thanksgiving “Be Thankful 5K” race held again this year on Nov. 23 at Bold Rock Cidery in Nellysford, VA. The fastest runner in each age/gender group walked away with a prize and bragging rights, and yes—there was a prize for the fastest dog, too. The event was sponsored by Wintergreen Resort, Bold Rock Cider, and the Rockfish Valley Foundation. Net proceeds to the tune of $2,000 ($1,500 from the race and $500 from Bold Rock Cidery) went to the Nelson County Community Fund, where neighbors help neighbors in need.
Please get in touch with us if you are interested in learning more about the Nelson County Community Fund. We also welcome your questions, comments, and suggestions.
Nelson County Community Fund
P.O. Box 253
Nellysford, VA 22958