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
The Community Impact Fund is an unrestricted fund that supports the Community Foundation's annual community grants program. Donor contributions are combined with income from the Foundation’s endowment, thereby providing greater flexibility in addressing the pressing needs or promising opportunities facing the Richmond region each year. You can rely on the deep knowledge and expertise of Foundation staff to ensure that your gift will be invested strategically in our community and leveraged for greater impact. Together, we make larger, more meaningful grants.
To learn more about the Community Impact Fund and its benefits, click here.
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The Amandla Fund for Economic and Racial Justice
The Amandla Fund for Economic 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.
To learn more about the Amandla Fund, please see our recent news release.
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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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