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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
June 13, 2021

Contact: Linda Hughes; linda.hughes711@gmail.com; 434-277-5108.

NCCF Calls for Grant Requests to Support Local Nonprofits

The all-volunteer, non-profit Nelson County Community Fund, Inc. is urging other local non-profit organizations to apply for grants to support their work helping Nelson County residents in need. The deadline for applying for a grant for this summer/fall is June 30.

Each year NCCF awards more than $100,000 in grants to nonprofits that assist individuals with:

  • Accessing preventive health care, dental and vision care, and prescription drugs
  • Paying rent and utilities
  • Combating child hunger and promoting fitness
  • Preparing for and affording college
  • Fighting substance abuse
  • Repairing homes for the elderly and people with disabilities
  • Expanding environmental education and awareness,

and much more.

 “In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, the needs of at-risk county residents remain constant, and in many cases has increased greatly,” said Ken Heise, NCCF president. “NCCF’s generous donors are making sure funds are there to help as many in our community as possible.”

 Since 2000, NCCF has awarded $1.7 million in grants to more than 50 agencies and programs, from medical facilities and community centers, to food banks, housing assistance groups, and student/teacher educational projects.

For information on grant eligibility and to apply for an NCCF grant, visit www.nelsonfund.org or see Nelson County Community Fund on Face Book.

Nelson County Community Fund, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to NCCF, Inc. are tax-deductible.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 20, 2021

Contact: Linda Hughes, 434-277-5108, Linda.hughes711@gmail.com

NCCF Awards Record Grant Monies to Support Local Nonprofits

NELSON COUNTY, Va. – This week, the all-volunteer, nonprofit Nelson County Community Fund, Inc. (NCCF) awarded $129,610 to 14 nonprofit organizations that support Nelson County residents. Both the award total and the number of organizations given grants surpassed NCCF’s previous awards.

The funds will help a wide range of organizations, from pediatric dental care, sexual assault survivor outreach initiatives, and nonviolent self-defense to emergency home repairs, and food and nutritional support.

“For 20 years, NCCF has been able to aid Nelson County’s most vulnerable thanks to our generous donors,” said Ken Heise, NCCF president. “By supporting our community nonprofits and initiatives we can help ensure that everyone in our region can thrive.”

(See attached for a full list of Summer 2021 grant recipients.)

NCCF donates money to nonprofits twice a year. In 2021, NCCF has issued $191,110 in grants to 18 community organizations and initiatives. Since its inception in 2000, NCCF has invested in Nelson County by giving $1,860,529 to 67 agencies and programs, such as medical facilities and community centers, food banks, housing assistance groups, and student/teacher educational projects.

For more information on the grant program, click here Nelson County Community Fund grants. The next application period deadline is December 31, 2021 (for a February decision).

Nelson County Community Fund, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to NCCF, Inc. are tax-deductible. Donate here NCCF Give Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
September 21, 2021

Contact: Linda Hughes, 434-277-5108, Linda.hughes711@gmail.com

 NCCF Hosts NCCF’s Online Auction Nov. 3 – 12

Make a Bid for a Good Cause

NELSON COUNTY, Va. – The all-volunteer, nonprofit Nelson County Community Fund, Inc. (NCCF) is hosting its first-ever online auction November 3-12. All proceeds will support NCCF’s grant making to local nonprofits serving the most vulnerable Nelson County residents.

“In the spirit of staying healthy, instead of our trademark fall fundraiser — the Opportunity Ball — NCCF is holding our first-ever Online Public Auction,” said Ken Heise, NCCF president. “The timing is perfect to get a start on your holiday shopping and make a bid for a good cause.”

The Nelson County nonprofit is partnering with Enlisted Auctions, the Blue Ridge area’s premier online public auction house. The public may bid on a glider flight over the Blue Ridge Mountains, a 4-day cabin holiday at North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain, a hunting knife handcrafted by Todd Hipps, jewelry, a pair of crystal chandeliers, artwork, custom gift baskets, and more.

Fine spirit collectors may even be tempted to bid on a half pint of Very Old Fitzgerald Original Sour Mash Kentucky Bonded Bourbon barreled in 1950 and bottled in 1958. It was distilled and bottled at the legendary Stitzel-Weller distillery while under the management of the renowned Julian “Pappy” Van Winkle. 

Visit https://www.enlistedauctions.com/ to register to bid. View NCCF’s complete online auction catalog starting Nov. 2.

More Auction Items Needed — NCCF is seeking additional auction donations of gently used sports equipment, boats, campers or other vehicles, season tickets for sports or concerts, and fine jewelry. Donations are tax deductible. Email nccfund@gmail.com or call (434) 260-1843 to describe your item and arrange drop off details.

See https://nelsonfund.org/ or @NelsonCountyCommunityFund on Facebook for more auction details.

Auction funds raised will help a wide range of organizations, such as medical facilities and community centers, food banks, housing assistance groups, and student/teacher educational projects. In 2021 alone, NCCF issued $191,110 in grants to 18 community organizations and initiatives. Since its inception in 2000, NCCF has invested in Nelson County by giving $1,860,529 to 67 agencies and programs.

Nelson County Community Fund, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to NCCF, Inc. are tax-deductible. Donate here NCCF Give Now

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 2, 2021
Contact: Linda Hughes, 434-277-5108, Linda.hughes711@gmail.com

Nelson County Community Fund Calls for Grant Requests to Support Local Nonprofits

The all-volunteer, non-profit Nelson County Community Fund, Inc. is asking other local non-profit organizations to apply for grants to support their work helping Nelson County residents in need. The deadline for applying for a grant for is December 31, 2021 (for a February 2022 decision).

Each year NCCF makes awards to nonprofits that may assist individuals in a number of ways, such as:
Accessing health care, dental and vision care, and medicines
Aiding children who are victims of domestic violence
Providing partial college scholarships to Nelson High School seniors
Assisting families with rent and utility payments
Fostering independence for those with brain injuries
Repairing homes for the elderly and people with disabilities
Expanding environmental education and awareness, and more.

Since 2000, NCCF has invested in Nelson County by giving $1,860,529 to 67 local agencies and programs, from medical facilities and community centers, to food banks, housing assistance groups, and student/teacher educational projects.

For information on grant eligibility and to apply for an NCCF grant, visit https://nelsonfund.org/apply-for-a-grant/.

Nelson County Community Fund, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions to NCCF, Inc. are tax-deductible. Donate here https://nelsonfund.org/give_now/

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 23, 2021
Contact: Linda Hughes, 434-277-5108, Linda.hughes711@gmail.com

Nelson County Community Fund Participates in GivingTuesday November 30

GivingTuesday is the international day of generosity happening on November 30, 2021. Nelson County Community Fund (NCCF) in joining in on the global generosity movement. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: A day that encourages people to do good. This idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Donations to NCCF help Nelson County’s residents in many ways, such as:
Providing medical care and medicines to residents in need
Aiding children who are victims of domestic violence
Providing partial college scholarships to Nelson High School seniors
Assisting families by paying the propane bill before winter sets in
Restoring a community facility in an underserved area
Fostering independence for those with brain injuries

Thanks to its generous supporters, NCCF continues to move forward with its mission to give grants to non-profit organizations meeting the needs of Nelson County’s most vulnerable. “This year, Nelson County Community Fund awarded grants to 17 nonprofits that directly support our residents,” said Ken Heise, NCCF president.

Since 2000, NCCF has invested in Nelson County by giving $1,860,529 to 67 local agencies and programs, from medical facilities and community centers, to food banks, housing assistance groups, and student/teacher educational projects.

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us reach even more Nelson County residents.
• Online: https://nelsonfund.org/give_now/
• Write a check payable to NCCF, Inc. and mail it to: Nelson County Community Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 253, Nellysford, VA 22958.

“With your help, we can continue to deliver assistance right here at home, where it matters most,” said Heise.

#givingtuesday #unselfie #giveback

Contributions to NCCF, Inc. are tax-deductible.
Nelson County Community Fund, Inc. is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible. Your dollars directly support people who need our help. www.nelsonfund.org.

Nelson County Community Fund awards funding to support nonprofits

NELSON COUNTY, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) — Some local nonprofits are getting a helping hand from the Nelson County Community Fund.

The program awarded more than $100,000 in grant funding to 14 nonprofits from pediatric dental care, emergency home repairs and the Sexual Assault Resource Agency.

Peggy White serves as the NCCF immediate past president. She says with rural community members at times lacking access to transportation to get to medical appointments, child care, and housing, she says it’s important to give back to organizations like SARA to support the community.

“All of those things are just harder when people are in need in a rural area, so we were very pleased to be able to support that particular local organization and all organizations because they are all trying to meet those same kinds of needs in rural areas,” she said.

NCCF awards money twice a year to nonprofits. So far this year, the program donated about $190,000 to 18 organizations.

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