Raise for the River


The James River Association is the only organization devoted solely to the protection of all 340 miles of the James River.  To continue our work, we need the help of our supporters and fellow river lovers in the community.

Creating a fundraising page to celebrate and protect Virginia’s most valuable natural resource is a unique and easy way of giving back to the James! Start your fundraiser from one of the links below, and become a James Changer today.

Provide Education Scholarships for Students

We receive funding to help cover some cost associated with our education trips, but not all. Help us cover tuition for students who need it most.

Test the Waters

Over 75 volunteers donate their time to run water quality tests on the James River and its tributaries. They track river health and report back any safety concerns. Help us cover the cost of testing supplies and materials to support these volunteers.

Give Hospital Workers Relaxation on the River

The initial launch of James River Relief was able to offer river trips to 100 hospital workers as a reprieve from their long hours battling Covid-19. Your donation to this program can help us reach even more.

Plant a Tree

Trees are essential to a healthy river. They provide habitat, slow flood water, improve water quality, and provide shade to cool waterways. The James River Association has a goal to plant 72,600 trees in the next three years. Help us plant a tree.

educational programs

Get Active!

5k Run/Walk • Canoe Races • Morning Yoga • Backyard Dash • Trash Cleanup • Dog Walk

educational programs

Celebrate You!

Birthdays • Weddings • Anniversary • Tribute • Baby Showers • Birth Announcements • Graduation

Have Fun!

Bake Sale • Candygram • Car Wash • Bingo •  Trivia Night • Field Day • Read-a-thon • Lemonade Stand

Make Your Own!

Have your own idea?
Go for it! You are changing the James.