Since 1881, the Bank of Clarke has believed in a simple premise- that a bank is only as good as the communities it serves. The stronger the community, the more opportunities there are for a bank to grow. Each year, our branches will designate a charity they are supporting. We encourage you to learn about them below to donate or stop by your local branch and see how you can be a part of our #GivewithBoCC campaign.
The Bank of Clarke County Foundation
The Bank of Clarke County Foundation was created in 2021 to continue the 140-year legacy of addressing the needs of charities and non-profits located in the Bank of Clarke County’s coverage area.
Emphasis has always been placed on supporting communities the Bank serves with the philosophy that better communities make better banks. In fact, one of the Bank’s five core values is giving back to these communities. The formation of this Foundation will carry that philosophy into the future with the same focus on making better communities for all through the support of non-profits.
All money donated through our website goes directly to the BoCC Foundation, which in turn provides grants upon approval to deserving charities. Please utilize the online application and complete it fully before submitting to us. And we encourage you to get to know the other foundations operating in your communities and find out more about their critical missions and consider your own personal support of those critically needed foundations as well.
Click here to donate: The Bank of Clarke Foundation
Clarke County Humane Foundation
The Clarke County Animal Shelter is jointly owned and managed by Clarke County and the Clarke County Humane Foundation, a 501(c)(3) corporation and an American Humane member.
Adoption fee for cats is $35 and fee for dogs is $50, payable by check, money order, or debit/credit cards. Mature animals must be altered before leaving the shelter. Animals too young to be altered at time of adoption must be taken by the new owner to a participating veterinarian within 30 days of the animal reaching 6-months old. Animals old enough to be altered, but are not eligible for subsidy, must be altered within 30 days of adoption date.
The Clarke County Humane Foundation often covers the cost of spaying and neutering animals adopted by Clarke County residents. It provides a subsidy program for residents of Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, and Warren counties. Send financial contributions as checks (payable to Clarke County Humane Foundation) to: Clarke County Humane Foundation, P.O. Box 713, Berryville, VA 22611.
Click here to learn more: Clarke County Humane Foundation
Pleasant Valley Branch
Faith In Action DBA Wheels for Wellness
Wheels for Wellness is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit serving Winchester and the counties of Frederick, Clarke, Warren and northern Shenandoah.
Formerly known as Faith in Action, Wheels for Wellness provides free, door-to-door transportation to medical appointments and treatment for those in the service area without other means of transportation.
The organization has been in continuous operation since 2004. The program is managed by an Executive Director and an independent contractor who manages the volunteer pool and scheduling. The service is provided by a fleet of volunteer drivers. The volunteers use their own vehicles, gas and time. Volunteers are screened and trained by Valley Health Systems.
Click here to learn more about how to get involved: Wheels for Wellness
Senseny Road Branch
Winchester Rescue Mission
The Winchester Rescue Mission transforms lives by providing shelter, supportive services, and advocacy to improve and enhance the lives of the poor, powerless and persecuted, to reach their full potential through Christ.
Click here to donate: Winchester Rescue Mission
Stephens City Branch
Highland Food Pantry
A member agency of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank network, Highland Food Pantry of Winchester, Virginia serves people in the northern Shenandoah Valley experiencing chronic hunger. Our main activity is the distribution of food to individuals and families in need. The mission of the Highland Food Pantry is to Provide food and other assistance to those in need and engage our community in the fight to end hunger.
Click here to learn more about how to get involved: Highland Food Pantry
Old Town Center Branch
Bright Futures—Frederick/Winchester is a non-profit organization that helps schools connect student needs with resources that already exist in the community. The Bright Futures framework brings together businesses, human service agencies, faith-based organizations, and parent groups and partners them with schools in a way that helps them quickly and efficiently meet the needs of students and schools.
Bright Futures—Frederick/Winchester’s strategic plan centers on three critical objectives: to increase the amount of time the community provides for the needs of the children, to foster an environment where the community lends its talents, and to collect and apply treasures to address unmet needs.
Click here to donate: Bright Futures
50 West Branch
Round Hill Ruritan Club
Building a Better America through Fellowship Goodwill and Community Service. Ruritan Clubs provide and coordinate a wide range of community improvement projects and activities, including community fund-raisers, food drives, and scholarships to deserving students. Many Ruritan Clubs also support local youth organizations such as 4-H, FFA, Little League, scouts, and others. Ruritan clubs donate Rudy Bears to hospitals, school counselors, assisted living facilities as well as emergency and law enforcement agencies. Providing cheer and comfort for children and adults in times of crisis.
Click here to learn more about how to get involved: Round Hill Ruritan Club
Katie Teets Bradshaw Comfort House
The Katie Teets Bradshaw Comfort House came alive because of a spectacular young woman who knew she was destined for great things. Katie, the driving spirit of this program, lost her fight with cancer at the age of 28 on June 25th 2021. She lived her life helping others and even made it her career. Katie served as a RN in Winchester Medical Center's ICU as well as a RN at Shenandoah Oncology. Through her diagnosis and grueling battle, she voiced, "This isn't it, I'm destined for something big." Katie's destiny will live on through the Katie Teets Bradshaw Comfort House. The one's we hold dearest should be in total and complete comfort, even when the end is imminent along with their family/friends. While Katie was surrounded by her loved ones when she passed away, comfort and a sense of being home were not very prevalent. Our Goal is to provide our loved ones and those with them in these trying times, a peaceful and comforting atmosphere. The Katie Teets Bradshaw Comfort House will be a place where families can spend their last moments with their loved ones in a private room with all the accommodations that make a house feel like home. We, along with your help plan to change the entire face and stigma behind comfort care.
Click here to donate: Katie Teets Bradshaw Comfort House
I can 2 Inc.
Training people with disabilities for the career of their dreams. Not everyone can attend college or a trade school. At I CAN 2 we train and employ people with disabilities for the career of their dreams. Our primary focus is on the discovery and development of each individuals' creativity, strengths, and passion for a career they would love and enjoy. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others. Because sometimes life is just better for all of us when we let our light shine.
Click here to donate: I Can 2 Inc.
Upside down Moments
Helping children in their moments of need. Upside Down Moments (UDM) strives to provide clothing and basic household items to the youth of Loudoun County and surrounding areas. Children, newborn through 17 years of age, who are placed into foster care are moved quickly and many times only arrive with the clothes on their back. It is during these moments of their lives they need to experience some normalcy, as everything ordinary has been turned upside down. Young adults, who have aged out of foster care, ages 18-21 years, have a different need, one for household items, as they begin their new life adventure, and set up their first "home". It is Upside Down Moments' goal to assist both groups of foster youth in meeting their basic needs, and in doing so, improving their self-confidence and well-being until their lives are upside right once again!
Click here to donate: Upside Down Moments
One Loudoun Branch
Good Shepherd Alliance
The Good Shepherd Alliance is Loudoun County’s most comprehensive network of services for the homeless, near-homeless, and those in need. Our shelters and transitional housing not only provide care for the immediate needs of those who come to us, but we also work with partners in the community – organizations, volunteers, and local businesses to address the deeper causes of homelessness. Our goal is to help everyone find housing stability, economic independence, and self-sufficiency.
Click here to donate: Good Shepherd Alliance
After discovering the significant number of homeless youth living in Loudoun County, Donna Fortier started Mobile Hope in 2011 as a special project at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Donna began distributing clothing, food and hygiene items to youth in need on the hospital’s mobile bus.
Mobile Hope broke away from Inova and became an independent 501(c)3 organization in 2012, missioned to serve homeless and at-risk youth up to age 24. Mobile Hope provides services without restrictive policies and excessive red tape. We ensure our eligibility process is straightforward and does not serve as a barrier to services. We meet each kid where they are, regardless of barriers, issues and traumas.
Click here to donate: Mobile Hope