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NCCF recently awarded six new grants totaling $41,500 to local nonprofits addressing a range of important issues and needs:

  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central Virginia will use the grant to recruit CASA volunteers to advocate for abused and neglected children in Nelson County.
  • All Blessings Flow is a faith-based organization that will use the funds to expand its outreach in Nelson County to make medical equipment and supplies available for free to underprivileged families living with disabilities and serious health conditions.
  • Central Virginia Farm Workers Initiative (CVFWI) will use the grant to fund its Healthy Farm Workers initiative, offering health checks and preventative services, with a focus on diabetes and hypertension.
  • ReadyKids will fund expanded outreach in Nelson County of its home visiting services to mothers and their young children to promote positive parent-child interactions, healthy childhood growth, and family well-being.
  • Foothills Child Advocacy Center with use the support to organize and conduct child abuse prevention programs for parents, caregivers, and mandated reporters (teachers, daycare workers, etc.).
  • The Millennium Group, in support of the Nelson Heritage Center, will use its grant to upgrade, renovate, and provide training in the computer/Learning Leading Lab, making it available to students after hours and during the summer, as well as community residents who may not otherwise have access to computers.

Since its inception 23 years ago, NCCF has awarded over 300 grants, totaling nearly $2 million, to 67 organizations. The deadline for applying for the next grant award cycle is December 31, 2023.