In the Community
Here is a list of organizations that we support:
The Byrd Theatre Foundation
The Byrd Theatre Foundation is a community supported non-profit organization that owns the 90-year-old Byrd Theatre. Its mission is to expand the big screen experience, celebrate the art of cinema and preserve Virginia’s grand motion picture palace, with a vision to elevate the Byrd’s landmark position among American theaters as a center for film that continues to provide the broadest possible public access to exceptional cinematic experiences.
Dominion Energy Green Power
The Dominion Energy Green Power Program allows customers, both commercial and residential, to match all or a portion of the electricity they use with clean, green energy – sourced regionally from solar, wind and biomass facilities. The Dominion Energy Green Power team will be actively working in our community to help Carytown become a Dominion Energy Green Power District. Dominion Energy Green Power District designation is awarded to communities that have committed to a sustainable future by purchasing renewable energy through the Dominion Energy Green Power program.
Community Idea Stations is now VPM, Virginia’s home for Public Media. VPM is the largest locally owned and operated public media company in Central Virginia. VPM provides the best of PBS and NPR programming coupled with a strong set of community-based programs and services designed to make an important impact in the areas of arts, news, history, science and education. Each week, the stations are accessible to nearly 2 million people across Central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. “Today, our commitment is stronger than ever, as is our responsibility to provide stories in objective, balanced ways. So, while our name has changed to better reflect the people in Virginia that we serve, our purpose remains the same, including our promise to educate, entertain, and inspire.”
More than 200,000 people in Central Virginia struggle with hunger every day. Feed More has had a presence in Central Virginia for close to five decades. In 2005, the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels came together to build a joint kitchen, named the Community Kitchen, to create cooked-from-scratch meals for those in need across Central Virginia. This led to the formal merger of the Central Virginia Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. On July 1, 2008 Feed More was born. With nearly 100 employees, close to 300 agencies and more than 200 volunteers a day, Feed More can carry out its mission of fighting hunger throughout its vast service area in Central Virginia. With your help, we can turn hunger into hope for our neighbors in need! Every dollar counts and every $10 helps provide 40 meals! Donate today.
ChildFund International, established 1938, is a humanitarian, international, not-for-profit, non-sectarian child development organization. ChildFund is dedicated to making meaningful, measurable differences in the lives of children in the poorest places – keeping them safe, protecting their rights and helping them break out of the cycle of poverty. Teaming with local partners, ChildFund establishes a direct relationship with children and communities that are experiencing poverty, as well as the governments that serve them. By working together – sharing resources, knowledge and experience – we have greater impact in the short term and build stronger communities for the future.
Milk River Arts
Milk River Arts is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides studio space to support a neuro-diverse community of artists. Working alongside one another, we honor the different ways we experience and process daily life. Inside the studio is a magical world of images and ideas from artists who have different ways of experiencing daily life. Each artist is dedicated to creating what they feel is most important. Their practice invites us into spaces open for reflection and wonder.
Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages is more than a store. They're a global maker to market movement. A way for you to shop with intention for ethically-sourced wares — and to share in the joy of connecting with makers in ten thousand villages. Ten Thousand Villages’ mission is to create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn incomes by bringing their handmade crafts and their stories to you. As a pioneer of fair trade, business is done differently, putting people and planet first. That means you can trust that every handmade purchase you make directly impacts the life and community of its maker in a developing country.
The Highland Support Project
The Highland Support Project (HSP) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created in 1993 to serve the indigenous people of Guatemala, Arizona, and Peru. In response to political violence in the Highlands of Guatemala, HSP strives to break cycles of dependency through transformational partnerships with North American organizations. Systems and institutions sustaining the colonial process stripped indigenous populations of their political and religious autonomy, fostering a system of dependency. For over 20 years, HSP has led teams from North America to do service work in rural Native Indigenous areas through our Partners in Service and Highland Mission program. HSP accompanies Indigenous communities to increase resiliency to enable people to live on their land, in their community and with their culture.
Often referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of an ALS patient averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.One of our dear long-term clients Mark Greer was diagnosed with ALS in 2017.Mark was is one of the first ALS patients in Virginia to receive a new, promising ALS Drug (click second link for news article about Mark) Northbank supports Mark’s team the annual Richmond Walk to defeat ALS event.
The Community Foundation for Greater Richmond
The Community Foundation for Greater Richmond is a leading partner and advocate for philanthropy and service in the Richmond community. Founded in 1968, they manage more than 1,000 charitable funds granting more than $1 billion to thousands of nonprofits throughout the region.