Local Community Foundation celebrates 25 years helping nonprofits in 3 counties

WHITE STONE—River Counties Community Foundation (RCCF) is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

Over the years, much has changed, reported regional affiliates officer Lincoln Boykin.

When RCCF was founded a quarter century ago, it was able to provide grants to repair wells and buy books for libraries. Today, it is helping to fund a new water system in Middlesex County, said Boykin. RCCF also funded a childcare and reading program for children in Lancaster and Northumberland counties when schools were closed due to the pandemic.

RCCF started with a $25,000 gift from Roger and Jeanette Williams. Today, its assets total more than $28 million, he said.

A year after it was formed, in 1996, the foundation gave its first grants of $500 each to Northern Neck-Middlesex Free Health Clinic, Hands Across Middlesex and Habitat for Humanity, continued Boykin.

In the early days, RCCF was focused on building endowments and getting the word out to professional advisors and….[to-view-more]