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NCCF’s record grant making cycle this summer attracted media attention from CBS19-TV for its support of local nonprofits such as the Sexual Assault Resource Agency.

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.

Support for the Young

Now more than ever, NCCF grants are needed to support youth educational, esteem-building, and environmental awareness programs

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 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.

NCCF’s Online Auction Was a Hit!

NCCF board members and friends (left) rolled up their sleeves and pitched in to pull off our first ever Online Auction Fundraiser. Bidders—including longtime NCCF supporters—reported that the auction was great fun. It was also very successful. Thank you to all who participated. Funds raised will be used for grants to deserving local nonprofits in NCCF’s winter grant-making cycle.

Improving Access to Health Care

NCCF grants have supported awareness and access to health care for rural communities.

Why Give?

NCCF has decades of experience helping other LOCAL nonprofits serve
Nelson County residents.

The Need

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.
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Our Mission

Through its grant-making, NCCF provides financial support to local nonprofits and governmental agencies that aid people in need in Nelson County.
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Our Donors

NCCF relies on generous individual donors, as well as partnering with area businesses and community groups to support fundraisers such as its “Opportunity Ball”.
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Our Beneficiaries

Each year we award thousands of dollars in grants to nonprofits providing health and dental care, feeding the hungry, promoting
education and much more.
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Words of gratitude from NCCF grantees…


“…a truly heartfelt thank you to [NCCF] for its support of the Food Bank…We feed so many- but to do so, we rely on partners like you who are on the ground and care so deeply for their community.”

-Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, for Mobile Food Program

“This grant will support our pediatric dental service and medication assistance program. [NCCF’s] grants really do make a difference right here at home.”

–Blue Ridge Medical Center

“The vision of Habitat is a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Your generous gift is helping bring our vision to life.”

—Piedmont Habitat for Humanity

“We are especially grateful for these [NCCF grant] funds as we continue collecting, testing, and distributing lifesaving blood during this COVID pandemic.”

–American Red Cross—Virginia Region

“…I don’t have a big education [but] thank you to all the people that has (sic) helped me with the dental treatment for my daughter…. The treatment has been very successful because my daughter is a lot better now…. Again, thank you for everything. God bless you all.”

-Mother of a pediatric dental patient, Blue Ridge Dental 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

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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Another way to support NCCF is through our vehicle donation program. Click on the icon above to donate your old car cost-free and hassle-free


You can give to NCCF simply by shopping online through Amazon Smile. Click on the icon above to designate NCCF as your charity when ordering
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News & Updates

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Road Rally Fundraiser a Roaring Success

A one-of-a-kind, “Through the Decades”-themed Road Rally fundraiser netted thousands of dollars for future NCCF grants. Zooming through the fall countryside in Nelson County, 20 teams of costumed scavenger hunters visited more than 20 local sites, from wineries, to flower farms, to an ice cream shop, and even to the pet adoption center. After completing a “challenge” (e.g., hula hooping) at each site, teams were rewarded with a clue to the next site, until they ended up at a celebratory party at the finish line—whew!

“The Road Rally was a tremendous success on multiple levels,” said Ken Heise, president, NCCF. Not only did the event raise NCCF’s visibility in the community, but it also showed what local businesses, nonprofits, and Nelson County residents can accomplish when they work together.

All funds raised from the Road Rally will be used for NCCF grants supporting a wide range of local nonprofits that help food-insecure families, victims of sexual assault and substance abuse, low-income persons seeking affordable housing or home repairs, educational opportunities, legal services, and other causes.

For details on the Road Rally, including participating teams, businesses, and sponsors, see NCCF’s fall 2022 newsletter, Engage!

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