Event Charities

The Virginia Credit Union River City Half & River City 5k is excited to provide a unique and beautiful race day experience, inclusive of all people and abilities. That is vital to Sports Backers’ nonprofit mission to inspire everyone to live an active lifestyle.

Sports Backers, the event organizer, is excited to use the Virginia Credit Union River City Half & River City 5k to also promote and fundraise for Richmond area nonprofits who work in tandem to help all members of our community achieve the goal of living actively. Please consider learning more about and supporting one or multiple of these wonderful nonprofits who are doing important work to make the Richmond, Virginia region a fun, vibrant and inclusive place to live, work, and play.


Sports Backers

Our mission is to inspire you to live an active lifestyle. Your support allows us to: advocate for safe and accessible bike and pedestrian infrastructure, offer free fitness classes, support running and fitness clubs at area schools, and develop fun, new participatory events for our entire community.


CARITAS creates a safe place to heal and time to rebuild. For people experiencing homelessness and/or addiction, CARITAS is Richmond’s active community of caring that provides them a safe space for healing and recovery–and the support to rebuild and renew lives.

Greater Richmond SCAN

SCAN is the only local nonprofit organization dedicated solely to the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect in the Greater Richmond area. SCAN provides awareness, support, advocacy, treatment, and education to protect children, promote positive parenting, strengthen families, and create a community that values and cares for its children. SCAN’s five programs include: the Family Support Program, Child Advocacy Center, Richmond Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Circle Preschool Program and Community Programs.

Greater Richmond Fit4Kids

Fit4Kids is dedicated to improving children’s health and wellness through physical activity and healthy eating programming.  We believe that active, well-nourished kids perform better in school, have greater self-esteem, and grow to lead productive lives.

Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond

At Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond, we envision a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. Using running and other physical activities as a platform for building self-esteem and teaching life skills, Girls on the Run programs are a safe space for girls to come together, push their limitations, and run headlong into confidence, empowerment, and community.


SOAR365 is a Richmond-based not-for-profit organization created in 1954 by area families who were determined to find a better way of caring for their loved ones with disabilities.  We employ more than 250 individuals, including approximately 130 who have a disability. Our wide range of programs and services are designed for individuals and families who are coping with the daily “real world” challenges of living with a disability.  We have a profound impact on nearly 1,150 individuals and families who receive our help each year. For more information, please visit out website  and our social media channels.


Shood believes everyone deserves the basic dignity of having a clean pair of shoes that fit. They make gently used, high-quality shoes available to those in need through a personal, pop-up shopping experience, throughout Richmond, Virginia.


Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005.
Central Virginia’s premier adaptive sports club, Sportable provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes each year by offering a variety of competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs. Our athletes are all ages, come from different backgrounds, and have varying abilities. By fostering a fun, inclusive, competitive, and accessible environment, we transform the lives of our athletes and free them to see beyond their disability, enhance their peer relationships and help them to reach their personal finish line.

Virginia Capital Trail Foundation

The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation exists to protect, promote, and enhance the 51.7 mile Virginia Capital Trail, and to serve as a resource, community builder, and connector to other trails throughout the Commonwealth. Your support helps provide advocacy for an interconnected and expanded trail network across Virginia, promote healthy active living, connect people to the Capital Trail by providing free educational and environmental programs, and ensure the Capital Trail is protected and maintained for future generations.

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