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The Community Foundation Blog


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.

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.

 Emerging Nonprofit Leaders: What’s Next and Where Are They Now?
By The Community Foundation / June 30, 2021
Now entering its 15th year, ENLP gives Richmond-area nonprofit professionals the opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of their leadership capacity while strengthening their network of nonprofit colleagues. We spoke with ENLP graduates about what they have gone on to do within the sector over the past few years.