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The Community Foundation Blog

Closing Local Workforce Gaps with New Approaches and Innovative Technology
By The Community Foundation / June 15, 2021
The Greater Richmond Workforce Coalition has been meeting since January 2019 to develop shared goals and regional systemwide coordinated initiatives. The Coalition aims to provide a reliable pipeline of skilled workers for high-growth industries.

Why Choose an Agency Endowment Fund?
By The Community Foundation / June 14, 2021
Agency endowment funds are a simple and efficient way for nonprofit organizations to build reserve funds, create a reliable stream of income and ensure long-term sustainability. We asked three current agency fundholders why they started their fund with us, and here’s what they said.

Jenkins Foundation at the forefront of local health philanthropy
By The Community Foundation / June 2, 2021
For 25 years, the Jenkins Foundation and the Community Foundation have collaborated closely to create strategic, complementary grantmaking that improves the health and wellness of Greater Richmond.

Building on the promise of Richmond's small business community
By The Community Foundation / June 2, 2021
Local entrepreneurs Melody Short and John Kemper share perspectives on strengthening our region’s small business ecosystem and goals for the new Fund for Entrepreneurial Growth.

New Fund Supports Black MWGS Students & Honors Priscilla Green’s Legacy
By The Community Foundation / May 26, 2021
Rasheeda Creighton and Ashanté Smith join forces with the Community Foundation and the Maggie Walker Black Alumni Association to create the Priscilla Green Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is set to grant its first two scholarships this summer.