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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.


Reinhart Foundation Announces New $5M Fund to Support Performing Arts in Greater Richmond

To provide ongoing support for major performing arts organizations in the Richmond region, the Reinhart Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the Reinhart Foundation Endowment for the Performing Arts.


Affordable housing receives big boost from local philanthropy

Community Foundation awards $1 million each to Better Housing Coalition and Maggie Walker Community Land Trust


Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Announced, After Year-Long Program Hiatus

“After a yearlong hiatus brought on by COVID-19, we are ecstatic to bring ENLP back to Richmond’s nonprofit community. We’re confident this year’s cohort can look forward to a curriculum that equips them to lead no matter the circumstances,” shared Scott Andrews-Weckerly, Community Engagement Manager for the Community Foundation.


Community Foundation Announces 2021 Community Impact Grants

Made possible by donor established funds, the Community Foundation announces its 2021 Community Impact grant awards, totaling over $3.5 million to 111 organizations across the region. Sixteen new organizations received funding this year.


Investment review process leads to continued partnership with Spider Management Company

Over the past year, the Foundation conducted a thorough request for proposal ("RFP") process to identify the best investment partner for our Signature Fund.


ConseRVAtion Fund announces grants totaling $90,000 to celebrate Earth Day 2021

Grants support a wide array of projects, from the Virginia Oyster Shell Recycling Program to the 12,000 tree giveaway program during Arbor Day 2021.


Power of Good RVA Campaign Celebrates Local Volunteers

During National Volunteer Month this April, the Power of Good RVA campaign is celebrating those individuals and groups who have demonstrated an inspiring dedication to service in the past year.


Remembering Tom Farrell

New fund established to memorialize the legacy of one of Richmond's great visionaries.


Announcing Recipients of 2021 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership

One principal each from school districts in Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Richmond City have been selected to receive awards of $30,000 each - a $10,000 cash prize and $20,000 for a school focused project chosen by the principal.


Richmond Area Nonprofits Partner with CDC Foundation to Crush Covid-19 in the Latino Community

Despite making up only about 6% of Richmond’s population, the Latino community experienced the highest number of positive COVID-19 cases, which hovered around 35% for months. While we’ve seen some improvement, disparities still exist throughout the region.