Early Giving Now Open for Annual GiveLocalNRV Online Giving Day

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
  • Downtown Christiansburg
  • 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
  • Forgotten Farms
  • 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
  • Hacksburg
  • Handmade Music School
  • Humane Society of Montgomery County Inc
  • Inmate Family Assistance of the NRV
  • InStill Mindfulness
  • 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.
  • Mayapple School
  • 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
  • Plenty!
  • 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
  • SustainFloyd Foundation
  • 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 Organizing
  • 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
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