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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A recent local blood drive that also raised awareness of the need for donors to fight Sickle Cell anemia was a big success.
Funded by a grant from NCCF, the event drew more than 30 donors and collected enough units of blood to save more than 72 lives, according to Bill Brent, executive director of the Central Virginia Chapter of the American Red Cross.
The event was held on May 1 at the Nelson Heritage Center, the heart of Nelson County’s black community, as part of ARC’s Diverse Blood Donor – Sickle Cell Initiative. Brent lauded NCCF for its longtime support of ARC and for being “the first Central Virginia valued community partner to support its sickle cell initiative.”
“Not only did NCCF underwrite the event, but many board members also showed up, rolled up their sleeves and gave the gift of life,” he added.
Bill Hughes, spouse of NCCF Board member Linda Hughes, showed his support by giving blood at a special American Red Cross blood drive targeted at drawing diverse donors to provide blood to treat victims of Sickle Cell anemia. The Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated the already short supply of blood for those with this blood disorder.