Raised for Local Nonprofits
3027 gifts
Totaling $620,033.29
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3027 gifts
Totaling $620,033.29
Raised for Local Nonprofits
3027 gifts
Totaling $620,033.29

Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Goal: $2,000.00

Specific Need

Despite the pandemic, conservation work continues.  Friends remains active with education initiatives, scholarships, lobbying, and the Sleeter Lake Project.


To preserve, enhance and celebrate the Blue Ridge Mountains as a valuable resource and treasured space for present and future generations


Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains (FBRM) was formed as a 501(c)(3) organization in 2007 in response to the recognized threat to the mountains from development, and environmental deterioration.


Friends is the only conservation organization in the region with the Blue Ridge Mountains as its focus.


In the course of our 13 years we have initiated a variety of successful programs and projects including partnering with other conservation organizations such as the Virginia Native Plant Society and the National Wildlife Federation.


Having built our membership, we now have a strong financial base for our work derived from members' dues and voluntary contributions.


In addition to the Board of Directors, three standing committees focus, respectively, on land use; member and donor development; and celebrations, communications, and outreach.


Friends participates in various local festivals and hosts events each year to celebrate the mountains and engage membership. Friends also plays an advocacy role in addressing issues relevant to our mission with local counties and with the Loudoun Board of Supervisors. Each year Friends presents the Friend of the Mountain Award to an individual or group that has made a significant contribution on behalf of the Blue Ridge.  Friends annually presents the Jane Pratt and Jed Shilling Blue Ridge Mountains Education Award to encourage students to become stewards of the environment, as well as special awards at the Loudoun County Public Schools Regional Science & Engineering Fair.  

$4,145.61 received
in 22 gifts
and 1 prize
207.28%  of  $2,000.00 Goal
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$2,000 Challenge Gift!


PO Box 1002
Purcellville VA 20134
Phone: 703-956-9151

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