The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) held its largest giving day yet, GiveLocalNRV on Wednesday, June 24th, to help over 80 nonprofits across the New River Valley raise money and draw attention to the important work they do for the region. The event exceeded its $325,000 fundraising goal, bringing in $415,221 from nearly 1900 unique donors. In the seven years of the program to date, the giving day has raised over $1.6 million for nonprofits across the region.
The CFNRV is also pleased to award $10,000 in incentive grants, which encourage active participation during the Giving Day. Twelve organizations will receive these awards for the largest number of unique donors by county, two superstars, most money raised, a grant for the best video and power hours awards.
Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley had great success during the giving day and shared how excited they were to receive the $1,000 video grant this year. Executive Director, Linda Jilk says “We are so very grateful to the Community Foundation of the NRV for initiating this community day of giving and for implementing so many effective strategies – from non-profit assistance, guidance, problem-solving and enthusiastic support to GiveLocalNRV marketing and incentive prizes – that were a catalyst to our fundraising success. We are a small non-profit that can have a big impact thanks to the funds raised through GiveLocalNRV!”
YMCA at Virginia Tech was one of the Superstar Award winners. They utilized many of the different tools available to nonprofits this year, including a new Facebook livestream that was featured on the GiveLocalNRV website. Ryan Martin, CEO and Executive Director shared “the Y always looks forward to Give Local – seeing the power of philanthropy in action and the generous way NRV community members fuel the missions of so many nonprofit organizations. It was truly a delightful and humbling experience to hear the stories of encouragement and support from our own Y advocates as they reflected on their personal connection to the Y through the videos for #GiveLocalNRV. We were overcome with the outpouring of support for the community programs offered by our YMCA and incredibly grateful for the generosity shown to our own organization”.
Community members can learn more about the event and continue to make donations to their favorite nonprofit organizations through the platform year round at www.givelocalnrv.org.
2020 GIVELOCALNRV INCENTIVE GRANT AWARDEES
MOST UNIQUE DONORS BY COUNTY ($500 EACH)
Floyd: Floyd Center for the Arts
Giles: Giles County Christian Service Mission
Montgomery: St. John Neumann Academy
Pulaski: Calfee Community and Cultural Center
Radford: New River Community Action
MOST MONEY RAISED: LARGE ORGANIZATION ($1,500)
● Springhouse Community School
MOST MONEY RAISED: SMALL ORGANIZATION ($1,500)
● Montgomery Museum of Art & History
VIDEO GRANT ($1,000)
● Literacy Volunteers of the NRV
2020 SUPERSTAR AWARD ($500 EACH)
- YMCA at Virginia Tech
- June Bug Center
POWER HOUR GRANT ($500 EACH)
- Early Bird: Giles County Christian Service Mission
- Coffee Break: St. John Neumann Academy
- Lunch Break: Boy Scouts of America
- Happy Hour: Blacksburg Junior Women’s Club
- Finish Line: Springhouse Community School