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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.

Read more about the Nelson Heritage Center in our Success Stories

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

Known for its signature fund raiser, NCCF’s Opportunity Ball gives supporters a chance to dress up, kick up their heels, and party—all for a great 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.

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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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
from Amazon

News & Updates

GivingTuesday 2021

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good as a way of transforming their community. Over the past nine years, this idea has grown into a global movement for people to come together to thank, help, give, show kindness, and share what they have with those in need. By donating to the Nelson County Community Fund, you are supporting local nonprofits that directly serve those in need in your community.

To maximize your impact, DONATE NOW to NCCF

Attention Grantees: A New Avenue For Funding

Looking for additional sources of funding? NCCF urges grantees to get involved in this new, regional data-sharing network. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence, The United Way, The Equity Center, and Thriving Communities Group have teamed up to create an open-source, online community tool – ReImagineCVA.

What is ReImagineCVA and how does it work?

ReImagineCVA will serve as a comprehensive search-and-discover guide to the active nonprofits and community organizations doing important work in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange.

All community organizations, including those fiscally sponsored, can be uploaded to the site to create an individual organizational profile. The profile pulls data from each organization’s website, highlighting the organization’s mission, impact, and giving opportunities as a direct way to connect the community to what organizations need right now – from products and supplies to donations to ways to volunteer through hands-on or skilled volunteering.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

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