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Introducing the next generation of Nelson changemakers
By The Community Foundation / November 15, 2021
As future advisors to a family fund, the grandchildren of Dick and Judy Nelson are discovering their own passion for philanthropy and finding they have a powerful voice to share ideas with the entire family.

Year-End Tax Planning for Charitable Contributions
By The Community Foundation / October 25, 2021
No one gives to charity solely to obtain a tax deduction, and personal reasons for giving usually outweigh the tax benefits. However, experience shows that donors do want to receive the tax benefits associated with their philanthropy and they structure their giving in a tax efficient manner. In this article, you will find a review of information helpful to donors planning their gifts now.

Trends that inform what your clients are thinking even if they aren't saying it
By The Community Foundation / October 25, 2021
Wealthy families are as committed as ever to the nonprofit sector and community causes, with giving growing significantly in the past several years. Motivations and preferences in giving are changing too.

Donors Find Passion for Focused Philanthropy
By The Community Foundation / September 2, 2021
Bill Harney and Charlotte Parrish were both brought up with the “pay it forward” mentality, and for a while, the couple mostly gave to causes where they had personal ties. Then came the racial reckoning that began last summer, and Bill and Charlotte’s entire perspective shifted.

Get to know the Community Impact Fund
By The Community Foundation / August 31, 2021
The Community Impact Fund is an unrestricted fund for fund holders that supports the Community Foundation's annual community grants program. Donor contributions are combined with income from the Foundation’s endowment, providing greater flexibility in addressing the pressing needs or promising opportunities facing the Richmond region each year.