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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.

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.

By The Community Foundation / July 19, 2021
Learn about the different types of tax-exempt organizations and whether donations to them qualify as tax-deductible charitable contributions.

Q&A with Tom and Scott Word
By The Community Foundation / April 7, 2021
Tom and Scott Word talk with us about their careers in tax and estate law, lessons they have learned over the years, and the reasons why advisors are important to philanthropy.