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.”

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
Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary
SustainFloyd Foundation
The June Bug Center

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
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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