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Keeping our community strong: Your role is critical
By The Community Foundation / January 27, 2021
The National Council of Nonprofits reports widespread damage to nonprofits’ programs, services, supplies, staffs, and budgets due to the pandemic and current economic challenges. This means nonprofits need philanthropic support now more than ever.

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.

Giving Black: Greater Richmond underscores passion  and promise of Black philanthropy
By The Community Foundation / September 11, 2020
Giving Black: Greater Richmond provides insight into trends, capacity and impact of Black philanthropists in the region. The study creates opportunities for building a more inclusive culture of philanthropy and apply a new lens of lived experience to address historic racial and social disparities.

Cross-sector initiative aids local Latinx community
By The Community Foundation / September 3, 2020
Latinx communities across the U.S. are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19—and CDC Leaders have found that the cross-sector supportive approach being taken in Richmond is a model for the rest of the country, when dealing with vulnerable communities.