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Donors support local theatre for lifetimes to come
By The Community Foundation / October 22, 2020
Sara Belle and Neil November were significant patrons of and advocates for the arts during their lifetimes, with a special interest in theatre. At least seven theaters around Metro Richmond bear Sara Belle’s name in tribute to her and Neil’s tireless support — and through the Sara Belle and Neil November Endowment for the Theatre Arts, their giving legacy lives on.

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.

CARES Act expands charitable deductions in 2020
By The Community Foundation / October 15, 2020
The CARES Act, enacted as a stimulus response to the pandemic, includes charitable provisions that are set to expire at the end of the year. We have prepared an FAQ to help you plan well for year-end giving.

2020 Trends in Planned Giving
By The Community Foundation / October 1, 2020
Since the onset of COVID-19, many people are experiencing a renewed sense of urgency around the importance of estate planning.

Keeping Clients Informed About Stress on the Social Sector
By The Community Foundation / October 1, 2020
One of the most important ways you can help your clients support the charities they care about is to do everything you can to keep clients informed about the increasing challenges faced by the social sector.