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Read the latest news from the Community Foundation, as well as other news about the good work of local nonprofits or emerging trends in philanthropy.


River Counties Community Foundation awards over $1 million to local organizations

For the first time in its 26-year history, the Foundation has awarded over $1 million in grants during its annual awards cycle to support organizations serving Lancaster, Middlesex and Northumberland Counties.


Virginia Early Childhood Foundation launches new statewide Ready Regions network 

To address vital opportunities for growing and strengthening Virginia’s early child care system, the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation has launched Ready Regions – a transformative network designed to enhance the coordination and accountability of early education programs across the Commonwealth.


Conserve the Future Fund announces $126,000 in grants for Earth Day 2022

These grants support organizations and projects in Greater Richmond that focus on benefiting the environment, conserving natural resources and enhancing regional sustainability.


2022 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership Announced

Four principals and four runners-up are recognized for going beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment


Ways to support the people of Ukraine

Here we provide resources for those searching for ways to provide relief to the people of Ukraine.


Initial Focus Areas Announced for Amandla Fund for Economic & Racial Justice

The Amandla Fund has identified two initial areas of focus that will boost Black economic mobility in Greater Richmond: increasing Black homeownership and expanding Black leadership.


SisterFund and Ujima Legacy Fund Honored with Economic Justice Award

The two giving circles were recognized for their “unwavering and long-standing commitment to continuing Dr. King’s legacy of uplifting the ‘beloved community’ here in the Commonwealth.”


Honor MLK Through Community Service and Discussion

Over the MLK weekend, the Community Foundation and its partners want to harness the power of individual and collective action through a series of events celebrating MLK Day.


Local African American Men Support Youth

$60,000 in grants awarded through giving circle


Fund for Entrepreneurial Growth infuses new resources into local small business ecosystem

The Community Foundation’s new Fund for Entrepreneurial Growth is pleased to announce its first round of grants, totaling $200,000 to 8 organizations.