The devastation of the 2017 hurricane season is far-reaching, with catastrophic flooding in Southeast Texas to battered towns across Florida. Lives and communities are forever changed. While rescue efforts and emergency response are underway, we know from past disasters that recovery efforts will span years.
If you would like to support response and recovery efforts, we have compiled a list of trusted partners who will put your resources to work in the areas that need it most.
Emergency response addresses immediate needs like food, water and medical care.
Recovery efforts not only address needs that emerge once news coverage wanes, such as safe drinking water and transitional shelter, but also long-term initiatives that address chronic social and environmental challenges.
Natural disasters often lead to independent or fraudulent fundraising efforts. Please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Philanthropic Services team at 804-330-7400 if you wish to discuss a particular donation or grant recommendation.
Learn more about community grantmaking
RCCF is now celebrating its 20th year of service. Just 20 years ago, RCCF invested $1,500 in its first year of grantmaking. The entire community should take great pride in the philanthropy this growth reflects. Despite the very significant growth in the funds supporting local nonprofits, our needs continue to exceed our ability to fully support requests.
The primary purpose of the annual fundraising drive is to highlight the importance of philanthropy in the community and to provide a way to gain broad participation. Many residents have strong philanthropic instincts but may not know for sure just how to follow them. The results in the first two years has been amazing and gratifying, Pittman added.
Prior to the Together.Stronger. initiative, funding for competitive grants had come primarily from endowment funds often with specific geographical and charitable purposes.
Donations to Together.Stronger. can be made online at www.RiverCountiesCF.com or by mail at RCCF, PO Box 222, Kilmarnock, VA 22482.
Download the RCCF Report to the Community
Irvington, VA – The River Counties Community Foundation Advisory Board (“RCCF”) presented its annual Report to the Community at a reception at the Steamboat Museum on November 15, according to RCCF chair Bill Vose. The reception was a celebration of RCCF’s 21 years of service to the residents of Lancaster, Northumberland and Middlesex counties.
This year’s report, highlighted by its cover, shows oysters as a metaphor for RCCF. Similar to the power of many single oysters in a reef, the Foundation aggregates component funds and the Together.Stronger. annual giving program to target and respond to changing needs in the community. “The more we come together to financially support philanthropic needs – the bigger our reef – the better we are at making lasting change in our community,” shared Vose.
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 222
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
46 S. Main Street
Kilmarnock, VA 22482
P: (804) 436-1600
F: (804) 330-5992
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