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Giving Made Easy

The Community Foundation is a dynamic collection of individuals, families and organizations who want to see the Richmond region thrive and grow for generations to come.

Our team is dedicated to making giving easy, efficient and meaningful. Whether you are looking to volunteer or make a charitable gift, we have the knowledge and tools to ensure you get the most of your giving experience. Connecting passionate, community-minded people is what we do best. Let us help you achieve the greatest possible impact in the areas you care about most.

    Why Work With Us?

    Personal Service

    One size does not fit all. That is why we want to get to know you and your unique motivations for giving - from family values and traditions to tax planning needs and charitable goals. We will help identify the best giving options for your situation and offer knowledge and guidance to help you pursue your passions each step of the way. 

    Local Expertise

    Think of us as your local giving experts. Behind the scenes, we handle simple and complex gift transactions, fund administration, investment oversight and tax filings. Our goal is for you to focus on the most rewarding parts of giving. 

    We also have a deep understanding of the issues, opportunities and initiatives shaping our region. By sharing insights and success stories, we can help you make informed giving decisions and explore new possibilities.

    A Community of Givers

    We facilitate meetings among multi-generational families. We host diverse community partners to discuss important community issues and explore potential solutions. We manage and support hundreds of volunteer projects annually. When you volunteer or give through the Community Foundation, you join a community of individuals, families and organizations dedicated to making a local impact - a community that nurtures and grows generosity to do more good.

Your giving goals are our first priority at the Community Foundation. We can put your vision into action today or make a plan for the future. Let us help you make a difference.

Explore Your giving Options


What happens after you establish a fund? When you partner with us, you receive access to a wide range of services designed to help further your philanthropic goals. We help families integrate giving across generations and we craft community tours to let you hear from local experts and see innovative programs firsthand. Learn more about our Donor Services.


"I see the Community Foundation as a leader in addressing critical needs in our community. I appreciate being affiliated with such a high quality foundation."

Community Foundation donor


Molly Dean Bittner
Sr. VP, Philanthropic Services

Guide to Giving

Discover the benefits of working through the Community Foundation.

Guide to Giving [PDF]