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The Community Foundation Blog


Donors Find Passion for Focused Philanthropy
By The Community Foundation / September 2, 2021
Bill Harney and Charlotte Parrish were both brought up with the “pay it forward” mentality, and for a while, the couple mostly gave to causes where they had personal ties. Then came the racial reckoning that began last summer, and Bill and Charlotte’s entire perspective shifted.

Get to know the Community Impact Fund
By The Community Foundation / August 31, 2021
The Community Impact Fund is an unrestricted fund for fund holders that supports the Community Foundation's annual community grants program. Donor contributions are combined with income from the Foundation’s endowment, providing greater flexibility in addressing the pressing needs or promising opportunities facing the Richmond region each year.

Meeting the Changing Needs of Local Volunteerism
By The Community Foundation / July 28, 2021
"People have been challenged by the pandemic — they’ve been pushed to their limits in lots of ways and they’re re-evaluating what’s important to them,” said Vanessa Diamond, Senior VP of Civic Innovations. “What we’re seeing is that volunteerism, or being a part of the solution for Richmond, is a way for us to continue to heal."

Mid-Year Update from President & CEO, Sherrie Armstrong
By The Community Foundation / July 27, 2021
The Community Foundation is doubling down on its commitment to create equality of opportunity throughout our region. We are working closely in and across sectors to strengthen connectivity and alignment in our actions.

Planned giving starts now: Tips and talking points for lifetime charitable gifts
By The Community Foundation / July 19, 2021
Americans’ bequests to charity totaled nearly $42 billion last year. That’s a tremendous amount of charitable giving flowing to community organizations from donors after they die. Still, it’s a fraction of the $324 billion Giving USA reports was given to nonprofit organizations in 2020 by living individuals.