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A Year of Collective Giving
By The Community Foundation / January 10, 2022
The Community Foundation supports four local giving circles: ouRVA Collective, SisterFund, Ujima Legacy Fund and Impact 100 Richmond. In total, the circles awarded 13 grants in 2021, totaling $255,000 and had a total of 271 members across all circles.

Highlights from the Everyday Nonprofit Advocacy Series
By The Community Foundation / January 10, 2022
In late 2021, the Foundation launched a cohort series that invited organizations of all sizes to come together and learn about how advocacy can work in philanthropy, how it can help them advance their mission and strengthen their networks.

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.

Planned giving starts now: Tips and talking points for lifetime charitable gifts
By The Community Foundation / July 19, 2021
Americans’ bequests to charity totaled nearly $42 billion last year. That’s a tremendous amount of charitable giving flowing to community organizations from donors after they die. Still, it’s a fraction of the $324 billion Giving USA reports was given to nonprofit organizations in 2020 by living individuals.