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The Community Foundation Blog

Donor Spotlight: Jean and Rob Estes
By The Community Foundation / June 14, 2023
Learn how long-time Richmonders Jean and Rob Estes prioritize giving back to the community.

Estate Planning: Tips for Communicating Your Wishes with Family
By Evelyn Rinaldi / May 31, 2023
Although it can seem challenging, communicating your estate plans with family is a key step in ensuring that your wishes are honored after your passing. In May, the Foundation held an exclusive event for fund donors and their advisors, featuring an expert panel to discuss tips to consider when creating and communicating your estate plans with children or heirs.

Local Black Leaders Share Why They Give Back
By The Community Foundation / February 16, 2023
We asked four of our region’s Black leaders: “What inspired you to give back to the community and why do you do it now?” Here’s what they had to say.

Why Should Philanthropy Invest in Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs?
By The Community Foundation / November 21, 2022
In 2022, The Community Foundation and its donors contributed over $750,000 in grants to nonprofits working in three areas: Entrepreneurial Programming for Youth, Support for Small Businesses, and Strengthening and Diversifying the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem.

Funding Focus: Workforce Development and Job Creation
By The Community Foundation / October 24, 2022
Learn about our focus on Workforce Development and Job Creation and its role in our overall strategy to create economic mobility for low-income residents.