The F&M Bank Guide to the Best Nonprofit Resources in the Shenandoah Valley and Beyond!
At F&M Bank, community has always come first. We understand the valuable role nonprofits play in creating thriving towns and communities. That’s why we encourage our employees to support local causes and, as a company, F&M donates time and resources to local charities and events. We are proud to have the top spot in deposit share for Harrisonburg-Rockingham County, and we also strive to be the top bank for nonprofit organizations across the Shenandoah Valley. In that vein, we created this comprehensive directory of nonprofit resources to support your organization. From free nonprofit resources to member organizations, you’ll find it all in our best-of list. If you’re looking for a nonprofit bank account, we can help with that, too!
County-level Resources for Nonprofits
In honor of our 110th anniversary in 2018, F&M Corp. donated money to three local community foundations, each featured in this section. The donor-advised funds will provide gifts to community organizations. Other highlights from the year include our sponsorship of a Habitat for Humanity home build nine F&M employees’ involvement with United Way’s Day of Caring. We are grateful for these opportunities to bring our community closer together and strengthen the nonprofit organizations doing important work in the Shenandoah Valley.
- The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County: A local resource to help you manage investments, stock gifts, large fundraising campaigns, and more. Also maintains a Nonprofit Community Events Calendar where you can share your nonprofit event with the public.
- The Great Community Give: An initiative of The Community Foundation, April 17th is “a single day of giving to partnered local nonprofits.” F&M Bank is proud to be a featured sponsor of this important event. You can sign up to be a partnered nonprofit.
- Luray-Page County Chamber of Commerce: Represents local businesses and non-profit organizations. Member benefits include networking events, free advertising, educational resources, and more.
- Shenandoah County Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Council: A supportive organization for nonprofits to help them grow and connect with the community they serve. Take advantage of the committee’s networking events, such as the Community Volunteer Fair during National Volunteer Week in April. The Nonprofit Council also offers educational presentations, resource sharing, and advocacy on behalf of Shenandoah County’s nonprofit community.
- Shenandoah Community Foundation: The motto of this Woodstock-based organization is “Connecting people who care with causes that matter.” They support nonprofits in Shenandoah County and surrounding communities by offering grants and endowment management.
- The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge: Provides local nonprofit workshops, grants, calendars, and directory listings.
State-level Resources for Nonprofits in Virginia
Our statewide directory includes free online resources for nonprofits, grant resources for nonprofits, and more.
- Start-up Guides from Grantspace: A handy list of Virginia-specific resources on forming a non-profit organization.
- ConnectVA: A Richmond-based organization dedicated to a thriving nonprofit community. Use their educational resources, list your nonprofit in the directory, and connect with other nonprofit professionals in the discussion forum. There is even an “Item Exchange” page that works like a Freecycle group specifically for nonprofits. Have a piece of office equipment you no longer use? Looking for something? Trade furniture and equipment here.
- The Planning Council: Headquartered in Norfolk, The Planning Council can help human services-focused nonprofits with data, research, and grants. Use the contact form on their Community Engagement Services page.
- Virginia Grants: Search for a state grant that matches your field of interest. Opportunities include alcohol education and prevention, land and water conservation, wildlife protection, Civil War battlefields, community services, and more.
- Community Foundations of Virginia: Find your local community foundation on this statewide map.
Bonus: National and Online Resources for Nonprofits
Stay rooted in your community while leveraging nonprofit technology resources and other resources for nonprofit organizations from across the country.
- Google Ad Grants: Qualifying nonprofits can use $10,000 in “in-kind Google Ads advertising every month.” When people search for organizations with similar missions, they’ll see your message. This helps you grow brand awareness and increase your donations and volunteers.
- gov Assistance Listings: Search for federal government grants and other types of financial assistance for your nonprofit.
- GrantSelect: Calling itself “the practical online grants resource,” you can search its platform for funding related to your project or mission.
- National Council of Nonprofits: A partner and advocate for American nonprofits. Find the resources and tools you need in their extensive library.
- Volunteer Match: Consider this LinkedIn for the nonprofit world. Potential volunteers can search for causes in their area (a search for Harrisonburg, VA, for example, returns a variety of results) and connect with related organizations to volunteer and donate. Join for $9.95/month.
- Nonprofit Answer Guide: Operated by the Center for Nonprofit Management, this treasure trove of educational resources includes every topic you need to learn about to succeed in the nonprofit world. CNM also offers consulting, training, and coaching.
- BoardSource: This membership program offers year-round support to help you improve your board and mission. Resources include downloadable tools and templates, networking, mentoring, and articles.
- Alliance for Nonprofit Management: A nationwide group of nonprofit consultants and other professionals. Offers a full menu of events, resources, and programs, as well as an annual conference.
- Techsoup: Purchase the tech you need at special discounts just for nonprofits.
- Nonprofit Library: Join for free and get access to over 50 resources written by nonprofit professionals for nonprofit organizations.
Local Nonprofit Support from F&M Bank
As a longtime community bank, F&M has always been committed to supporting local nonprofits through time, resources, and convenient banking services. With our Local Promise Deposit Account Package, you’ll have access to convenience services, technology, treasury management, merchant services, and more. We’ve also partnered with the Shenandoah Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals to bring you the training resources and networking opportunities you’ve been looking for. Interested in opening a business non-profit checking account? Visit one of our convenient locations in Augusta, Page, Rockingham and Shenandoah counties or in the cities of Harrisonburg and Staunton to speak with a member of our team.