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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.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Schools through the COVID-19 Response Fund
By The Community Foundation / September 9, 2020
The Response Fund and individual Community Foundation donors have granted over $1.16 million to bridge the digital divide in ten local school districts.

Cross-sector initiative aids local Latinx community
By The Community Foundation / September 3, 2020
Latinx communities across the U.S. are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19—and CDC Leaders have found that the cross-sector supportive approach being taken in Richmond is a model for the rest of the country, when dealing with vulnerable communities.

Daily Planet builds strategies for homeless healthcare delivery during COVID-19
By The Community Foundation / September 3, 2020
Many of the clients at Daily Planet Health Services are experiencing homelessness, which presents unique challenges to administering care during this health crisis. Preventing outbreaks at homeless shelters continues to be a top priority.

Art and conversations for healing: Mending Walls RVA
By The Community Foundation / July 29, 2020
The Community Foundation is proud to support Mending Walls RVA, a public art project that pairs up artists of different backgrounds to create unique connections and give them an opportunity to tell their story collaboratively in an effort to express healing through connection.