NAMI Central Virginia
Following an in-depth process to align itself with best practices for organizational management in legal and regulatory compliance, NAMI Central Virginia earned national recognition from the Standards for Excellence Institute in 2015. It was among a cohort of just four local nonprofits serving the Tri-Cities to participate through a program that was facilitated by the Partnership for Nonprofit Excellence and funded by The Cameron Foundation. All four participating organizations also were honored with the Foundation’s Handy L. Lindsey Award for Excellence in Organizational Management in October 2015 during the Foundation’s annual ceremony. NAMI Central Virginia, a local branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, promotes recovery and seeks to improve the lives of Central Virginians with serious mental illness through education, support, resources, advocacy and anti-stigma campaigns.