NRCF – Northern Rivers Community Foundation
My first introduction to NRCF was when I was event manager for Harvest, Newrybar. I was fortunate enough to assist on a number of fundraising events for this extraordinary foundation.
NRFC is an independent philanthropic foundation dedicated to improving the lives of those most in need in our community by building funds through community events and donations from businesses and individuals. They put this money into ethical investments with help of a professional fund manager that provides its services pro bono. Only the income is used to fund community projects. In this way, donations are preserved in perpetuity and a donor’s gift continues to benefit the community year after year. The foundation gives the income received from investments to charities in our community through an annual grants program. Charities must propose how they will use the funds in order to be approved. The idea is that the money doesn’t just go to one charity but many. The foundation supports social, environmental, cultural and education needs across the Northern Rivers from Evans Head to Tweed Valley right along the coast line and throughout the western areas of the region. Supporting NRCF means that you are supporting a foundation for a lifetime; even your one off donation is received with gratitude and goes a long way.