Anyone can be a philanthropist during online giving day


“One way to help these organizations weather the storm are donations through the upcoming ‘Give Local Piedmont’ campaign sponsored by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation,” said NPCF’s executive director, Jane Bowling-Wilson. “Since many organizations have canceled or postponed their fundraising events due to social distancing, the online GLP program Tuesday, May 5 provides the perfect opportunity for donors to support their favorite local charities.” 

GLP began six years ago and has steadily increased the number and amount of donations to nonprofits in the community foundation’s four-county service area (Rappahannock, Fauquier, Culpeper and Madison). The 2019 edition of GLP netted $860,000 in 5,888 donations targeted to 177 nonprofits. 

GLP provides generous matches and prizes to organizations that raise the most money. One of the awards recognizes legendary Rappahannock philanthropist Linda R. Dietel, with a prize of $1,000 to the Rappahannock nonprofit which shows the greatest gain in the number of donations this year compared to last. “Rappahannock citizens are among the most generous, and we hope they’ll step up again during this difficult time. Even a small contribution of $10 could qualify a nonprofit for a generous award,” Bowling-Wilson said.

There are 39 nonprofits serving Rappahannock County signed up for the program which runs online through May 5. Donors can make contributions at

Nonprofits serving Rappahannock participating in Give Local Piedmont

Belle Meade Montessori School

The Child Care & Learning Center

Family Futures

Foothills Forum

For the Cat’s Sake

Friends of the Rappahannock

Friends of The Rappahannock County Library 


Hearthstone School 

John Jackson Piedmont Blues Festival

Kid Pan Alley

Mental Health Association of Fauquier County

Mountain Vista Governor’s School

Native Wildlife Rescue, Inc.

Northern Piedmont Community Foundation

Piedmont Environmental Council

Rappahannock Association for Arts and Community (RAAC)

Rappahannock Animal Welfare League

Rappahannock Benevolent Fund

Rapp At Home


Rapp Center for Education

Rappahannock County 4-H/VTF

Rappahannock Farm Tour

Rappahannock Food Pantry


Rappahannock County Garden Club

Rappahannock County High School Band Boosters

Rappahannock League for Environmental Protection

Rappahannock County Lions Club Foundation

Rapp Nature Camp

Rappahannock County Park Foundation

Scrabble School Preservation Foundation

Sperryville Volunteer Rescue Squad

Shenandoah National Park Trust

Virginia Working Landscapes

Washington Volunteer Fire and Rescue

Wakefield Country Day School