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The Community Foundation Blog


Grantees find Common Cause in a Common Space
By Evelyn Rinaldi / November 3, 2023
In downtown Richmond, three of the Community Foundation’s grantees - Startup Virginia, Bridging Virginia, and the Metropolitan Business League - now operate under one roof at the Michael Wassmer 1717 Innovation Center. Together, these organizations have created a "front door" for the region's entrepreneurial and small business ecosystem, especially for business leaders who are from groups that are typically underrepresented in the space.

Giving Season Strategies and Opportunities
By Evelyn Rinaldi / November 1, 2023
Completing your 2023 charitable giving before year’s end can reinforce philanthropy’s win-win value proposition: you can check a task off your list by supporting causes and organizations that are important to you and receive key tax benefits. Furthermore, those in need will appreciate your generosity and you will feel a greater sense of the season’s spirit. ​ ​

By Evelyn Rinaldi / October 26, 2023
​For 2023 gift acknowledgment, please consider the deadlines outlined in this article. The following set of dates are specific to giving through the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond if you’d like a charitable gift to be accounted for in 2023.

A Legacy of Learning: The Holliday Family Fund for Scholarship
By Evelyn Rinaldi / October 23, 2023
For Iris E. Holliday, the meaning of philanthropy is best captured by the well-known Gandhi quote: Be the change you want to see in the world. As a child, she felt blessed to have parents who led by example – through weekly church tithing envelopes, being truly neighborly, or engaging in volunteerism and community activism. “As I grew into my own person, giving was the rent I paid for living and being increasingly blessed.”

Donor Spotlight: Jean and Rob Estes
By The Community Foundation / June 14, 2023
Learn how long-time Richmonders Jean and Rob Estes prioritize giving back to the community.