In the Community
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.