About Nia

Our Profile

WHO WE ARE

We are a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit community development corporation with offices located in Henrico, Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia.

WHAT WE DO

We empower people and communities to be well and prosper by offering services, programs and resources in the areas of:

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

We do what we do because we want every person living in Greater Richmond to do well and prosper.

The Christian Community Development Association states:

“Many of us have a deep sense that the world is not as it should be. Broken relationships. Divided communities. Poverty and violence in our neighborhoods…

The good news is that God longs to work through us to help restore things to the way they were intended to be. In the language of the Old Testament, this wholeness is called shalom—a state where nothing is missing and nothing is broken.

We believe that God wants to restore us not only to right relationship with Himself but also with our own true selves, our families and our communities. Not just spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically, and socially. Not by offering mercy alone, but by undergirding mercy with justice.

And, in the words of the Prophet Jeremiah, “we work and pray for the well-being of our city [or neighborhood],” trusting that if the entire community does well and prospers, then we will prosper also.”

Similarly, we work and pray for the well-being of Greater Richmond so that all may do well and prosper.

WHERE WE SERVE

We serve those living in the Greater Richmond, Virginia (GRVA) region. The area is made up of four independent cities, thirteen counties and two incorporated town:  

Cities:

  • Richmond
  • Petersburg
  • Colonial Heights
  • Hopewell

Towns

  • Ashland
  • Bowling Green

Counties

  • Amelia
  • Caroline
  • Charles City
  • Chesterfield
  • Dinwiddie
  • Goochland
  • Hanover
  • Henrico
  • King William
  • New Kent
  • Powhatan
  • Prince George
  • Sussex