Our Mission Statement
"The mission of River Fund, Inc., is to assist the local communities of Laughlin, Nevada, Bullhead City, Ft. Mohave and Mohave Valley, Arizona, with programs and services that result in positive outcomes from unexpected hardships"
Community Service Organization of the Year
River Fund, Inc. is a local non-profit agency providing direct emergency and crisis services for individuals and families in Bullhead City, Ft. Mohave and Mohave Valley, Arizona and Laughlin, Nevada. As an alternative, donors have the option to designate their contributions directly to a local non-profit organization of their choice. The River Fund also provides grant funding opportunities to other non-profit organizations in the region, thereby expanding the nature and scope of available services to those in need. Designated contributions and River Fund Grants are not necessarily limited to those service areas specific to individual and family crisis services.
The River Fund, Inc. is a relatively young organization, receiving its non-profit 501(C)(3) status on July 23rd, 2010. Through December 31, 2014, River Fund has provided direct emergency crisis assistance to nearly 6,000 local families. Between individuals and families plus grants to local non-profits, the River Fund has distributed $1,048,921.80 for emergency assistance and local programs. The primary underlying need for assistance can be attributed to calls for energy assistance. Basic needs such as food, temporary shelter, medical and pharmaceutical needs, domestic violence issues and homeless ness represent a significant number of requests as well.
Contributions to River Fund, Inc. enable us to provide many services and assistance to our local residents in their time of need. A Board of Directors consisting of thirteen volunteers from the business communities on both sides of the Colorado River, two staff members, volunteer office aides and one volunteer bookkeeper provide the leadership and operational services and "River Givers" are the hero's that make it all possible.
"River Givers" include everyone that chooses to participate as a donor, either through payroll deduction at their place of employment or those that choose to make a one-time or annual contribution.