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 young organization, receiving its non-profit 501(C)(3) status on July 23rd, 2010. In spite of its infancy, the organization has been immensely successful. In just the first twelve months of existence, River Fund provided direct emergency crisis assistance to 940 local families. Between individuals and families plus grants to local non-profits, the River Fund has distributed over $165,000 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, medical and pharmaceutical needs, 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 fifteen volunteers from the business communities on both sides of the Colorado River, two staff members, several 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.