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
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.
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
“This was our first real grant… During times like this, women and girls need more support than ever. We’re committed to empowering women and girls…to walk through life without fear. Thank you @nelsonco.community fund for the incredible work you do.”
“[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.”
Pick up a firm, tart apple or a plump, juicy peach at the local farmers market and you might consider the hard work that went into producing that bounty. Over this last year, Nelson County growers and the seasonal farmworkers they depend on worked extra hard to protect the migrant and local communities from contracting COVID-19.
Thanks to a unique collaboration between local growers and a newly created nonprofit advocating for workers’ health and welfare, 97 percent of the seasonal and migrant workforce was vaccinated against COVID-19, avoiding any outbreaks of the virus among workers in 2021.