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Charles Dyson

Manager, Community Engagement, Operations
Community Engagement

(804) 409-5637

What Charles does at the Foundation:

Focus: Grant process

As a Manager of Community Engagement, Charles works diligently to ensure that nonprofits have a seamless experience when applying for competitive grant funding. His extensive knowledge and previous work experience in the nonprofit sector prove to be an invaluable resource to the team. In his role, Charles works alongside organizations as they report grant outcomes and strive toward collective impact to drive change in our community. He enjoys learning about the work happening in Richmond that is producing positive change across the sector.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Charles was the associate director of Side by Side. He has also served on the boards of Diversity Richmond and Safe Harbor.

When Charles isn’t working:

He enjoys oil painting, a skill he’s mastered since elementary school, and giving antique furniture new life through restoration. Charles also enjoys spending time outdoors, especially on the water, and can be found frequenting local Fan restaurants with his husband.

  • Year he joined the Foundation: 2017
  • Earned his Eagle Scout Award
  • Virginia Tech Hokie
  • Raised on a farm in Hanover (owned by 4 generations!)