An Opportunity to Care and Share



The deadline for

Grant Applications

for Winter 2018 cycle will be December 31, 2017.

Please see “Downloads and Resources” for the grant application. Grant applications and all the required documents must be mailed to P. O. Box 253, Nellysford, VA 22958.

Thank you.



Please vote for NCCF!

Virginia Distillery Company is excited to start working on plans for their 2018 Charity Cask.  Nelson County Community Fund has been selected as one of the three local charities to be the beneficiary of the net proceeds from the sale of the bottles that come from the cask, which will be released in August, 2018.

Voting for the top charity will run from December 1st to December 31st. In order to vote, please use the link below:


Please share this link with all friends and associations and ask them to pass it along on social media.

The charity which receives the most votes will be announced on January 3rd. This year Virginia Distillery has partnered with Snowing in Space, a nitro coffee company in Charlottesville. The whisky will be the second batch of a single barrel of Coffee Cask Finished Virginia-Highland Whisky. In 2017 Nelson County First Responder teams were the first organization to be the beneficiary of a charity cask. Virginia Distillery Company is proud to support local organizations that benefit the community in Nelson County.



Be Thankful 5 K Benefits NCCF

The Be Thankful 5 K was held on the Rockfish Valley Foundation’s trails on Saturday, November 25. There were 231 participants, not including dogs, and some were dressed in costume for the season. The Advisory Committee is grateful to the sponsors of the event: Wintergreen Resort, Bold Rock Cider, and Rockfish Valley Foundation.

View Race Results!

Registration was set up in Bold Rock.


Runners and walkers crossed the finish on a gorgeous fall day.


The proceeds from the event will be donated to Nelson County Community Fund.




Girls on the Run of Central VA Holds Fun Run

Girls on the Run of Central VA held its Fun Run on the campus of Sweet Briar College in Amherst on Saturday, November 18. There were 400 participants, including students from Tye River and Rockfish River Elementary Schools in Nelson County. Funds from NCCF support the program at these two local schools. Advisory Committee member Donna McCurdy attended the event and represented NCCF.

Click here to view photos from the event




Nelson County Community Fund was featured in an article in the Nelson County Times. To check out the article, click here:
Community fund benefits hundreds of Nelson residents
– by Emily Brown
– May 23, 2017 




Please make a contribution to the Nelson County Community Fund which will have a direct and sometimes life changing impact on people living in Nelson County.

You may make your contribution to NCCF in two ways:

You may write a check made payable to NCCF and mail it to:
Nelson County Community Fund
P. O. Box 253
Nellysford, VA, 22958

you may click on the link below which will take you to the website of Charlottesville Area Community Foundation where you can make your contribution directly to the Nelson County Community Fund by credit or debit card via a secure transaction. You will receive an immediate confirmation of your contribution to NCCF. However, please be aware that there is a 3.25% fee for using this credit card feature, which will be charged to NCCF. You may want to increase the amount of your contribution to cover this additional expense.



Thank you for caring and for sharing!


What is the Nelson County Community Fund?

The Nelson County Community Fund (NCCF) was established to help those in need within Nelson County.  NCCF operates with a totally volunteer Advisory Committee as a committee-advised fund that makes grants to local charitable organizations and agencies with the expressed goal of improving the life of Nelson County residents. Much of our work is accomplished by collaborating with nonprofits, funders, community leaders, and other partners to tackle important issues in our county. The NCCF operates under the charter of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) – a 501(c)(3) organization that oversees the NCCF’s unrestricted general and endowment funds.

NCCF works by collecting funds from generous donors and by fund raising through events such as the yearly Opportunity Ball. These dollars are invested in local charities that have applied through grant applications.

Advisory Committee

Nelson County Website

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Website

Nelson County Community Fund

P.O. Box 253 Nellysford Virginia 22958

(434) 260-1843

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