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The Gay Family Gives Back During the Holidays
By The Community Foundation / November 2, 2020
The Kingsbery W. and Carla C. Gay Family Fund was established in 2016 by the Gays’ four children – Tom, Bery, Bill and Charlotte. Together, they were looking for a way to honor their parents’ memory and their love of arts and music, the Chesapeake Bay and education, especially in the arts.

Richmond’s Arts Scene & the Impact of COVID-19
By The Community Foundation / October 22, 2020
Our Senior Program Officer of Community Vibrancy, Greg Gallop, shares his insights into how the pandemic has affected arts programing and funding this year — and why arts and cultural centers are worthy of our support now more than ever.

Donors support local theatre for lifetimes to come
By The Community Foundation / October 22, 2020
Sara Belle and Neil November were significant patrons of and advocates for the arts during their lifetimes, with a special interest in theatre. At least seven theaters around Metro Richmond bear Sara Belle’s name in tribute to her and Neil’s tireless support — and through the Sara Belle and Neil November Endowment for the Theatre Arts, their giving legacy lives on.

The Critical State of Childcare during COVID-19
By The Community Foundation / October 22, 2020
Many of our region's childcare providers, like FRIENDS Association for Children, have endured months of operating at 50% capacity due to social distancing guidelines, all while reckoning with increased cleaning and PPE costs and without the help of their usual volunteers. In this blog, you'll hear how FRIENDS continues to innovate to keep their children healthy, safe and cared for, and how the sector is planning new strategies to bring stability to our vitally important childcare industry.

CARES Act expands charitable deductions in 2020
By The Community Foundation / October 15, 2020
The CARES Act, enacted as a stimulus response to the pandemic, includes charitable provisions that are set to expire at the end of the year. We have prepared an FAQ to help you plan well for year-end giving.