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Bridging the Digital Divide in Schools through the COVID-19 Response Fund
By The Community Foundation / September 9, 2020
The Response Fund and individual Community Foundation donors have granted over $1.16 million to bridge the digital divide in ten local school districts.

Cross-sector coalition crafts thousands of masks for Richmond community
By The Community Foundation / June 24, 2020
When health officials began advising the use of protective face masks to slow the spread of COVID-19, many individuals and agencies had difficulty finding or affording the masks they needed. In response, businesses, nonprofit staff, universities, and thousands of volunteers across the region stepped up to create and source masks for our community. 

Mental health services expand for students in Powhatan despite pandemic
By The Community Foundation / May 18, 2020
Although the clinic has yet to see any COVID-19 patients at this time, their services are needed more than ever.

Thousands of volunteers support RPS meals program
By The Community Foundation / April 29, 2020
When school buildings closed in March as a precaution against COVID-19, RPS knew they needed a system to ensure kids still have access to the food they need – and thousands of volunteers are stepping up to help.​

Power Scholars: A data-driven twist on summer school
By The Community Foundation / 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.