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. Read on
Through its grant-making, NCCF provides financial support to local nonprofits and governmental agencies that aid people in need in Nelson County. Read on
NCCF relies on generous individual donors, as well as partnering with area businesses and community groups to support fundraisers such as its “Opportunity Ball”. Read on
Each year we award thousands of dollars in grants to nonprofits providing health and dental care, feeding the hungry, promoting education and much more. Read on
“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!”
“[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.”