On June 1, the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) kicked off early giving for its GiveLocalNRV Giving Day. The annual event, now in its ninth year, brings together nonprofits serving the New River Valley (NRV) to raise funds and awareness for each organization.
Before Giving Day on Wednesday, June 22, donors can make an early gift in support of their favorite nonprofit on the GiveLocalNRV website at givelocalnrv.org. This year, a record 106 nonprofits serving the NRV are participating in the event. The diverse range of organizations includes nonprofits focused on animals, arts and culture, civic affairs, education, environment, health, support services, and more.
Since 2014, generous donors have supported the Giving Day event, raising more than $2,100,000. This year, the foundation hopes to raise at least $550,000, which is designed to engage donors at all levels of giving. The minimum online donation for the event is just $5.
“We established the annual online giving day in 2014 to give nonprofits an easy tool for raising money online, and to draw attention to their great work,” said Jessica Wirgau, Chief Executive Officer of the CFNRV. “Now in our ninth year, GiveLocalNRV has grown to be a major fundraiser and a true celebration of the extraordinary nonprofits that serve the NRV. We could not be happier with the impact it has had so far, and we are grateful to all the donors that give through GiveLocalNRV.”
Fueling the excitement of Giving Day are incentive grants ranging from $500-$1,500. Participating nonprofits compete for the grants, which are awarded based on achieving specific milestones, such as most money raised or most unique donors. Additionally, there are Golden Ticket grants available that are random chance drawings. All donations received between June 1 and midnight on June 22 will help organizations qualify for these grants, including a new award this year that provides $1,000 to the organization that raises the most money during the early giving period.
In total, $15,000 in grants is available this year. These grants are made possible by ten corporate sponsors: National Bank of Blacksburg, Carter Bank & Trust, Hethwood Apartment Homes by HHHunt, First Bank & Trust Company, Olio Financial Planning, Atlantic Union Bank, the Maroon Door, Member One Federal Credit Union, Brown Edwards, Brown Insurance, and Hurt & Proffitt.
In addition to incentive grants, the Giving Day also includes matching funds from donors that increase the impact of donations. Once an organization raises a certain amount of money, the match unlocks additional funds. National Bank of Blacksburg is the Giving Day’s longest running matching donor. This year, the bank is providing a $10,000 match for the Community Foundation’s Fund for the NRV – as soon as other donors contribute $10,000 to the fund, the bank’s match unlocks.
“We are big believers in GiveLocalNRV,” said Brad Denardo, President of the National Bank of Blacksburg. “We are truly fortunate to have such a dedicated nonprofit community here in the New River Valley, and as a community bank we are committed to supporting their vital work through contributions like this matching donation.”
In addition to hosting its signature Giving Day event, the GiveLocalNRV website enables nonprofits to fundraise all year round in support of their missions. To donate or learn more, visit givelocalnrv.org.
Participating Nonprofits for the 2022 GiveLocalNRV Giving Day
Agape Center NRV
Beans and Rice, Inc.
Blacksburg Community Band
Blacksburg Junior Women’s Club
The Blacksburg Master Chorale
Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Foundation
Blacksburg New School
Blacksburg Refugee Partnership Inc
Blacksburg Volunteer Rescue Squad
Bland Ministry Center and Dental Clinic
Blue Mountain School
Blue Ridge Mountains Council, BSA
Boys & Girls Clubs of Southwest Virginia
Brain Injury Services of SWVA
Calfee Community and Cultural Center Inc
Cayambis Institute for Latin American Studies in Music
Children’s Advocacy Center of the New River Valley
City of Refuge Pulaski Inc.
Community Foundation of the New River Valley
DePaul Community Resources
Edward via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Emergency Needs Task Force of Pulaski County, Inc.
Feeding Southwest Virginia
Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley
Floyd Center for the Arts
Floyd Community and Wellness Center
Floyd County Historical Society
Floyd County Humane Society Inc
Floyd Friends of Asylum Seekers
Free Clinic of Pulaski County Inc
Friends of Claytor Lake Inc
Friends of the Farmers Market
Friends of the Huckleberry Inc
Giles Animal Rescue
Giles County Christian Service Mission, Inc
Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council Inc
Glencoe Mansion Museum & Gallery
Go Pulaski County: Volunteers Building Community
Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley
Handmade Music School
Humane Society of Montgomery County Inc
Inmate Family Assistance of the NRV
June Bug Center Inc.
Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia Inc
The Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg
Literacy Volunteers of the New River Valley
Live Work Eat Grow
The Lyric Council, Inc.
Montgomery County Christmas Store
Montgomery County Emergency Assistance Program Inc
Montgomery County Friends of Animal Care & Control
Montgomery Museum of Art & History
Mountain Valley Charitable Foundation, Inc.
Mountain View Humane
New River Community Action Inc
New River Community College Educational Foundation Inc
New River Conservancy
New River Family Shelter Inc
New River Historical/Wilderness Road Regional
New River Land Trust
New River Robotics Association
New River Valley Agency on Aging
New River Valley Disability Resource Center
New River Valley Leading Lights
NRV Academy of Dance
NRV Bike Kitchen
Old Church Gallery Ltd
Open Hands Backpack Program
Partnership for Floyd Inc
Pulaski Community Youth Center
Pulaski County Animal Control
Pulaski Daily Bread Inc
Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread Inc
Renaissance Music Academy of Virginia
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program
Roanoke Higher Education Center Inc
Seek Education Explore Discover Seeds, Inc.
Sojourn Center for Hospice Care
Southwest Virginia Wildlife Center of Roanoke Inc
Springhouse: Small & Local, Open & Connected
St Michael Lutheran Church
St. John Neumann Academy
Summer Musical Enterprise
Sustainable Blacksburg Inc
T G Howard Community Center Inc
The Warm Hearth Foundation
United Way of the New River Valley
Valley Interfaith Child Care Center, Inc.
Virginia Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom
Virginia Hunters Who Care Inc
Virginia’s Blue Ridge Music Festival
Vittles for Vets
VT Autism Clinic & Center for Autism Research
Wolf Spirit Sled Dog Rescue
Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley
Wonder Universe, A Children’s Museum
YMCA at Virginia Tech