Being involved with collaborative, responsive, and regional solutions is an integral part of our work at the Community Foundation. Below are collaborative funding initiatives that we are creating and cultivating with our community partners. We invite you to join us in learning about and supporting these critical efforts that are offering solutions to complex issues facing our region.
Community Impact Fund
Participate in our strategic grants process, which is focused on four priority areas deemed essential to the long-term health and vibrancy of our region. You can contribute to the Foundation's annual grantmaking through one of our impact funds or collaborate on specific grants through a donor advised fund. If you wish to contribute to one of the funds below, please click on the name to be taken to the donation page.
Community Impact Fund
Make a gift to support the Foundation's annual grantmaking and leverage your gift to responsively address the region's greatest needs now.
Fund for Community Vibrancy
Build access to and an appreciation for the arts, cultural opportunities and natural assets.
Fund for Economic Prosperity
Empower individuals and families to secure stable housing, build skills and seek resources that provide opportunities for economic mobility.
Fund for Educational Success
Support students' long-term success through early childhood programs and parent education, support services in schools, quality after-school programs, and skill building that leads to college and career opportunities.
Fund for Health & Wellness
Keep community members healthy and safe through access to primary care health services, targeted interventions, healthy food and wellness programs.
The Amandla Fund for Social and Racial Justice
The Amandla Fund for Social and Racial Justice is a new philanthropic initiative led by SisterFund and Ujima Legacy Fund, two Black giving circles in the Richmond region, in partnership with the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond.
The mission of the Fund is to mobilize long-term investments to strengthen the Black community and achieve racial justice, and its value is to simply achieve an equitable world. The Fund will harness investments from foundations, corporations and individuals who want to increase access to opportunity for Greater Richmond’s Black community. The Fund will focus on supporting inclusive wealth creation by addressing racial wealth gaps and increasing Black homeownership opportunities. Specific funding decisions will be made by representatives from the Fund’s leadership group.
Learn more about the Amandla Fund in this recent news release.
Give to the Amandla Fund
Fund for Entrepreneurial Growth
The Fund for Entrepreneurial Growth is a complement to the Community Foundation's existing workforce strategy to create access to job training, employment opportunities and support systems for residents pursuing upward economic mobility. Through pooled funding, the Foundation and its donors can further strengthen, expand and diversify the region's entrepreneurial community so that more individuals can start and grow businesses of their own.
Areas of investment for this Fund include technical and mentoring support for existing small business owners (particularly women and minority-owned), entrepreneurial programs in public schools and expanding and accelerating the incubator ecosystem. A volunteer advisory committee, comprised of local business owners and others who know well the entrepreneurial ecosystem, will review proposals and provide recommendations. Learn more about the Fund for Entrepreneurial Growth.
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