NCCF has decades of experience helping other LOCAL nonprofits serve Nelson County residents
One is the Nelson Heritage Center which sponsors a food bank distribution and a host of other community services.
NCCF at a Glance
- Founder: Gordon Smyth in 2000
- Total number of grants awarded: 306
- Total awards value to date: $2 million
- Average grant size: $6,400
- Number of local nonprofits receiving grants: 70+
Having fun fund-raising
NCCF is known for its rollicking fund-raising events, from masquerade balls to a costumed Road Rally Scavenger Hunt throughout Nelson County. These events are a chance to dress up and party, while bringing local businesses, nonprofits, and the community together—all for a good cause.
Support for the Young
Now more than ever, NCCF grants are needed to support youth educational, esteem-building, and environmental awareness programs
Support for Elders
Whether it’s help building an access ramp, or paying for needed medications, nonprofits that support seniors continue to rely to NCCF grants to fund such programs.
Sickle Cell Awareness/Blood Drive is a Huge Success
Krystal Vest(L), Nelson County resident, and Natasha Hudson Gray, Nelson County native and American Red Cross Central Virginia Board Member, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Chair and Diverse Blood Donor – Sickle Cell Initiative Lead were two of the more than 30 participants in a special Sickle Cell awareness blood drive by the American Red Cross, held recently at the Nelson Heritage Center. ARC is seeking black blood donors to address a critical shortage of blood to treat the deadly blood disorder.
Getting Families Involved
NCCF partners with local businesses to offer family fun—like a foot race at Thanksgiving—while raising money to give back to the community.
Improving Access to Health Care
NCCF grants have supported awareness and access to health care for rural communities.
NCCF has decades of experience helping other LOCAL nonprofits serve
Nelson County residents.
Half our school children rely on free/reduced-cost school meals. Many seniors can’t afford medications. High school students must bypass college due to costs.
Through its grant-making, NCCF provides financial support to local nonprofits and governmental agencies that aid people in need in Nelson County.
NCCF relies on generous individual donors, as well as partnering with area businesses and community groups to support fundraisers such as its “Opportunity Ball”.
Each year we award thousands of dollars in grants to nonprofits providing health and dental care, feeding the hungry, promoting
education and much more.
Words of gratitude from NCCF grantees…
“Thank you for supporting the SARA…. Your grant [helps] keep free, comprehensive services available to survivors and their loved ones”
—Sexual Assault Resource Agency
“Coming off the pandemic, this service is more and more necessary. We are sincerely grateful for your support of our work”
Margaret Clair, Nelson County Community Development Fund
“The Mobile Food Pantry in Nelson County distributes nutritious fresh food and healthy staples to low-income residents in your rural county where groceries stores, and food pantries, are often scarce. Thank you for joining us in this important effort.”
Michael McKee, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
“We are so fortunate and honored to have received funding from the Nelson County Community Fund for our health center. Your generous investment in the BRMC is already being put to use for our patients!”
Richard D. Shinn, Blue Ridge Medical Center
“[Your grant] will be used for the purchase of gym equipment [for the community center’s gym refurbishment].… We wish to express our deepest gratitude for the support you have given [us] over the years.”
—Millennium Group/Nelson Heritage Center
The funding from the Nelson County Community Fund to host blood drives in Nelson County is a huge help in providing these life-saving blood products.
Adam Spencer, American Red Cross
How You Can Give
Whether you donate online or by check, once a year or once a month, every dollar helps us fulfill our mission. Click on the icon above to donate today.
Have an interest in helping with one of our fundraisers, or serving on NCCF’s all-volunteer Board of Directors? If so, click on the icon above to volunteer today.
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