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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.


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.


Margaret Nost, Regional Affiliates Director, will retire January 31

Margaret first joined the staff of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond in 2002 in a part-time role to shepherd the early growth and development of three regional affiliate foundations.


River Counties Community Foundation celebrates 25 years

The first regional affiliate of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond, serving three counties in the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck, reflects on 25 years of bringing together donors, nonprofits and community partners to create positive impact for the region.


Introducing the Giving Black RVA Legacy & Ingenuity Awards

In partnership with the SisterFund and Ujima Legacy Fund giving circles, the Community Foundation is pleased to recognize two outstanding individuals who have been instrumental in strengthening grantmaking institutions and advancing 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.