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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.


SisterFund announces $40,000 grant to Girls For A Change

The largest grant in SisterFund's history will support the Girl Ambassador program, preparing high school girls of color for 21st century jobs.


Jenkins Foundation awards $500,000 to RVA health organizations

The Jenkins Foundation is pleased to announce grants totaling $502,500 to 15 nonprofit organizations.


2018 R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence recipients announced

The Community Foundation and R.E.B. Foundation recognize 34 finalists with cash grants totaling $189,900.


$5 million grant will expand affordable housing in Richmond

Funding will support Better Housing Coalition's efforts to construct 200 new affordable rental units as part of the Navy Hill project.


Community Foundation Announces 2018 Capacity Building Grants

“Capacity building is essential for any business, and we’re pleased to be able to invest in nonprofit organizations who are positioning themselves for growth and sustainability,” said Kathleen Demro, Vice President of Community Engagement at the Community Foundation.


Community Foundation Announces 2018 Animal Welfare Grants

We are excited to announce our support of eight local animal welfare organizations, totaling $93,550.


2019 ENLP Cohort Announced

The Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program is a dynamic nine-month experience for the next generation of nonprofit leaders in the metro Richmond area.


Creating Communities of Opportunity

In celebration of the Foundation's 50th Anniversary, $1 million was given to Maggie Walker Community Land Trust


Nominate a Principal for an R.E.B. Award

The R.E.B. Awards for Distinguished Educational Leadership recognize principals who create an exceptional learning environment for their students.


RPS Awarded Innovative Grant and Partnership to Fund Solar Panels in Schools

RVA Solar Fund, a component fund of the Community Foundation recently committed $100,000 to support a new Sustainability Associate position for RPS, as well as the purchase and installation of energy monitoring systems.