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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.

 Emerging Nonprofit Leaders: What’s Next and Where Are They Now?
By The Community Foundation / June 30, 2021
Now entering its 15th year, ENLP gives Richmond-area nonprofit professionals the opportunity to foster a deeper understanding of their leadership capacity while strengthening their network of nonprofit colleagues. We spoke with ENLP graduates about what they have gone on to do within the sector over the past few years.

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.