Foundation for Financial Independence (FFI) Award Grants to The Fountain Fund & Neighborhood Resource Center

Supporting Economic Security in Greater Richmond and Charlottesville Areas

Heritage Wealth Advisors and the Foundation for Financial Independence (FFI) are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2023 grant awards, The Fountain Fund and Neighborhood Resource Center. Each organization has been granted $15,000 to bolster their efforts in fostering economic security for individuals and families in the greater Richmond, VA, and Charlottesville, VA, regions.

The Fountain Fund, headquartered in Charlottesville, VA, is dedicated to expanding economic opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals, enabling them to enhance their lives and reintegrate into their communities. By providing low-interest loans and personalized financial coaching, The Fountain Fund empowers formerly incarcerated individuals to build credit, achieve self-defined goals, and advocate for policies that enhance economic prospects for this demographic.

Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC), located in Richmond, VA, is committed to nurturing relationships, sharing resources, and cultivating skills to improve lives in Greater Fulton and east Henrico County. Through its Core Programs, NRC Works offers critical services to 100 community members, including complimentary financial, employment, and income support coaching. This initiative equips individuals with essential skills such as resume writing, budget management, and accessing government benefits to bolster financial stability.

The Foundation for Financial Independence (FFI) is dedicated to advancing financial literacy and wealth-building opportunities for individuals from low-income backgrounds. FFI committee members Trey Childers, Wesley Cullinane, and Michael Kelly diligently assessed the needs of the community and local nonprofits, resulting in the selection of The Fountain Fund and Neighborhood Resource Center (NRC) for the second consecutive year.

“We are proud to support organizations that are making a tangible difference in our communities,” said Trey Childers, Investment Analyst at Heritage Wealth Advisors, and returning committee member. “These grants underscore our commitment to empowering individuals and families to achieve financial stability and create lasting legacies.”

Heritage Wealth Advisors is an independent, privately-held multi-family office dedicated to serving families, foundations, and nonprofits, managing nearly $4 billion in assets. The firm specializes in guiding clients through the complexities of wealth management to realize personal, family, and business objectives while establishing enduring legacies.


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