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The Community Foundation Blog


Meeting the Changing Needs of Local Volunteerism
By The Community Foundation / July 28, 2021
"People have been challenged by the pandemic — they’ve been pushed to their limits in lots of ways and they’re re-evaluating what’s important to them,” said Vanessa Diamond, Senior VP of Civic Innovations. “What we’re seeing is that volunteerism, or being a part of the solution for Richmond, is a way for us to continue to heal."

Mid-Year Update from President & CEO, Sherrie Armstrong
By The Community Foundation / July 27, 2021
The Community Foundation is doubling down on its commitment to create equality of opportunity throughout our region. We are working closely in and across sectors to strengthen connectivity and alignment in our actions.

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.

Aligning Giving to Meet Community Need  
By The Community Foundation / May 7, 2021
This past year, Community Foundation donors increased their giving frequency, grant amounts and more donors than ever sought advice from Foundation staff about how to make their giving more impactful.

Joe Kunkel donates his expertise to local nonprofits
By The Community Foundation / April 8, 2021
After Joe Kunkel retired from his career with CarMax in 2014, he realized that he needed a way to stay mentally and socially active – and he was especially interested in finding ways to support his community.