Early Giving Now Open for the 10th Annual GiveLocalNRV Giving Day

Blacksburg, Virginia; June 7, 2023: Early giving is now open for the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV)’s 10th Annual GiveLocalNRV Giving Day, a 24-hour online event that engages nonprofits in raising funds and awareness for their organizations. This year’s event, hosted by the CFNRV, will kick off at noon on Wednesday, June 28, and end at noon on Thursday, June 29, but nonprofits can fundraise throughout the month of June during the early giving period.

More than 100 nonprofits are registered this year and collectively, the goal is to raise at least $500,000. Since 2014, the New River Valley community has rallied around this annual event with thousands of donors giving a total of $2.6 million to dozens of nonprofits. Fueling the excitement of the day are incentive grants and prizes provided by the CFNRV and its generous sponsors totaling more than $25,000. One organization will be selected to win an episode of Buzz4Good which airs weekly on Blue Ridge PBS and features the work of regional nonprofits to generate more “buzz” for their missions.

“We have supported GiveLocalNRV since it began 10 years ago,” said Brad Denardo, President of the National Bank of Blacksburg. “The New River Valley is home to many incredible nonprofit organizations; all working together through GiveLocalNRV to tell their stories and raise money for their important work. As a community bank, we have been particularly proud to offer a matching gift each year to the Fund for the NRV at the Community Foundation, which is the engine that makes this annual giving day and so many other regional programs possible.”

Nonprofits from across the region are participating

There are a wide variety of nonprofits participating this year, including organizations focused on areas such as education, arts and culture, poverty, animals, civic affairs, health, the environment, and more. These nonprofits serve the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski, and Wythe as well as the city of Radford.

Jessica Wirgau, the CFNRV’s Chief Executive Officer, is excited to celebrate this milestone year, “We started the GiveLocalNRV giving day 10 years ago to give nonprofits a place to raise funds and to give donors a single place to learn about and support the many amazing causes benefiting our community. It is incredibly gratifying to see how innovative and dedicated the participating nonprofits are each year, and to see the number of gifts, donors, and sponsors grow over time.”

This year’s generous sponsors of GiveLocalNRV are: National Bank of Blacksburg, Atlantic Union Bank, First Bank and Trust, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Carter Bank and Trust, Olio Financial Planning, Automation Creations, Inc., Legacy Builders NRV, Meridian Bird Removal, Virginia Community Capital, Brown, Edwards, and Co. LLP, Jim and Sue McAlister, 5 Points Creative, Buzz4Good, NRV Magazine, and Wordsprint.

A full list of the organizations registered for this year’s event is below. The list is sorted by the locality each organization is based in but 64% of the organizations registered this year serve more than one locality. To donate to your favorite organization, please visit givelocalnrv.org.

Giles (3)

  • Giles County Christian Service Mission
  • Giles County Shelter/The Hope House
  • Giles Community Garden

Floyd (16)

  • Blue Mountain School
  • Blue Ridge Green Burial
  • Floyd Center for the Arts
  • Floyd County Historical Society
  • Floyd County Humane Society
  • Floyd Friends of Asylum Seekers
  • Friends of Roberson Mill
  • Handmade Music School
  • Old Church Gallery Ltd
  • Partnership for Floyd
  • Plenty!
  • Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
  • Springhouse
  • SustainFloyd Foundation
  • The June Bug Center
  • Yosource

Montgomery (50)

  • Agape Center NRV
  • Alta Mons
  • Blacksburg Community Band
  • Blacksburg New School
  • Blacksburg Refugee Partnership
  • Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia
  • Catholic Campus Ministry at Virginia Tech
  • Children’s Advocacy Center of the New River Valley
  • Christiansburg Institute
  • Community Foundation of the New River Valley
  • DePaul Community Resources
  • Eastmont Community Foundation
  • Friends of the Farmers Market
  • Friends of the Huckleberry
  • Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley
  • Hacksburg
  • Havenwood Equestrian Center
  • Historic Smithfield
  • Humane Society of Montgomery County
  • Inmate Family Assistance of the NRV
  • Intellectual Disabilities Agency
  • Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley
  • Live Work Eat Grow
  • Mayapple School
  • Micah’s Backpack
  • Montgomery County Christmas Store
  • Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program
  • Montgomery County Friends of Animal Care & Control
  • Montgomery Museum of Art & History
  • Mountain View Humane
  • New River Family Shelter
  • New River Land Trust
  • New River Valley Leading Lights
  • New River Valley Youth Cycling Alliance
  • NRV Academy of Dance
  • Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia
  • St. John Neumann Academy
  • Summer Musical Enterprise
  • Sustainable Blacksburg
  • The Blacksburg Master Chorale
  • The Community Group
  • The Lyric Council
  • The Warm Hearth Foundation
  • United Way of the New River Valley
  • Volunteer Montgomery (formerly known as RSVP)
  • VT Autism Clinic & Center for Autism Research
  • Wonder Universe, A Children’s Museum
  • YMCA at Virginia Tech

Pulaski (20)

  • Beans & Rice
  • Calfee Community & Cultural Center
  • Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley
  • Free Clinic of Pulaski County
  • Friends of Peak Creek
  • Go Pulaski County: Volunteers Building Community
  • InStill Mindfulness
  • New River Community College Educational Foundation
  • New River Conservancy
  • New River Historical/Wilderness Road Regional
  • New River Valley Agency on Aging
  • Pulaski Adult Day Service & Fall Prevention Center
  • Pulaski Community Youth Center
  • Pulaski County Animal Shelter
  • Pulaski County Free Store
  • Pulaski County Public Schools Education Foundation
  • Pulaski Daily Bread
  • Pulaski on Main
  • Randolph Park Pool
  • YMCA of Pulaski County

Radford (6)

  • Glencoe Mansion Museum & Gallery
  • New River Community Action
  • Radford Band Boosters
  • Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread
  • Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley
  • Young Life Radford & Pulaski County

Wythe (10)

  • Rural Retreat Depot Foundation
  • Bland Ministry Center & Dental Clinic
  • Brock Hughes Free Clinic
  • Family Resource Center
  • Haller-Gibboney Rock House Restoration Project
  • Mountain Community Action Program
  • Presbyterian Childrens Home of the Highlands
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities of SW VA
  • Wythe County Historical Society
  • Wytheville Training School Cultural Center

Physically located outside the NRV, but serve the region in a significant way (10)

  • Blue Ridge Land Conservancy
  • Blue Ridge Mountains Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Brain Injury Services of SWVA
  • Feeding Southwest Virginia
  • Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council
  • Roanoke Higher Education Center Foundation
  • Science Museum of Western Virginia
  • Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center
  • The Bridge Ministry
  • Virginia Hunters Who Care
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