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The Community Foundation Blog


Power Scholars: A data-driven twist on summer school
By KateGibson / September 10, 2019
Supported by the Community Foundation and its donors, Richmond Public Schools has partnered with YMCA of Greater Richmond to implement a new kind of summer school program with documented results.

A closer look at grantmaking
By KateGibson / July 8, 2019
This spring, the Community Foundation piloted a new, interactive program that gives our donors an opportunity to get involved in our grantmaking.

Using Donor Advised Funds to maximize your charitable deduction
By KateGibson / May 10, 2019
Molly Dean Bittner, Senior Vice President of Philanthropic Services, shares the advantages of bundling your charitable gifts into a Donor Advised Fund.

Flexible funding, big thinking help curb homelessness
By KateGibson / February 12, 2019
Homeward’s New Lease on Life Fund helps people who fall into the service gap. Local shelters can access flexible funding to help clients who only need a “light touch” to regain housing stability.

Innovative Approaches to Affordable Housing
By The Community Foundation / September 20, 2018
Two of the Foundation’s partners – Richmond Opportunities, Inc. and Maggie Walker Community Land Trust – presented their unique approaches to housing stability and affordability during our Giving Insights event this September.