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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.


Conserve the Future Fund Announces 2023 Grant Recipients

This Earth Day, Conserve the Future Fund has announced five new grants totaling to support organizations in Greater Richmond that support a wide array of projects, including supporting a K-12 STEM program and the planning & construction for greening a community center.


2023 R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership Announced

Four principals and four runners-up from each of the local school districts are recognized for their outstanding contributions to creating an outstanding educational environment for their students and staff.


How Philanthropy Is Bolstering the Region's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Fund for Entrepreneurial Growth has announced its second round of grant funding, with $317,500 awarded to 9 local organizations critical to building a strong and connected entrepreneurial ecosystem in the region. It begins with programming for students attending area public schools and extends to resource hubs for small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs.


Ways to Help: Türkiye and Syria Earthquake

For the latest information on how to support those impacted by the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, we have identified organizations that are directly providing support in the area.


Ways to Help: Jackson Water Crisis

For the latest information on how to support Jacksonians impacted by this water crisis, we look to our peer organization, the Community Foundation for Mississippi.


Robert L. Dortch Jr. and Collective 365 honored for leadership in local philanthropy

These recipients of the Giving Black RVA Legacy & Ingenuity Awards are recognized for their instrumental efforts in strengthening grantmaking institutions and advancing philanthropy as a means of social change, especially for Black communities.


The Community Foundation and Virginia Museum of History & Culture Announce Long-term Partnership

To kick off this partnership, the Community Foundation will act as a signature sponsor for the VMHC’s Created Equal Film Series.


Community Foundation invests over $4.6 million to strengthen local community

Through robust donor support and contributions to the Community Impact Fund, the Foundation has reached its largest grantmaking budget to date.


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.