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APRIL 22, 2021 — In celebration of Earth Day 2021, the ConseRVAtion Fund has announced five new grants totaling $90,000 to support organizations and projects in Greater Richmond that focus on benefiting the environment, conserving natural resources and enhancing regional sustainability. 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.
“What makes this grant process exciting for me is seeing the different ideas that the community can come up with,” said Ron Felmus, a ConseRVAtion Fund advisor. “We try to give applicants a lot of room to get creative in finding new solutions for environmental sustainability.”
Darquan Robertson, Groundwork RVA’s landscaping crew chief, tends to a garden plot. Groundwork RVA is a local nonprofit that works with Richmond youth to facilitate environmental, economic and social wellbeing in neighborhoods by transforming blighted, neglected open spaces into public assets
This year marks the second grant cycle from the ConseRVAtion Fund, a donor advised fund of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. Grant recipients and descriptions are listed below:
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APRIL 22, 2022 — On Earth Day 2022, the Conserve the Future Fund has announced five new grants totaling $126,000 to support organizations and projects in Greater Richmond that focus on benefiting the environment, conserving natural resources and enhancing regional sustainability. This year’s grants support a wide array of projects, including a workforce development initiative for green jobs and new infrastructure to expand a local farm focused on youth engagement.
The Blue Sky Fund’s Outdoor Leadership Institute brings high schoolers from diverse backgrounds together to build leadership, unity and community involvement through service.
Over the past four years, this fund has awarded $514,000 in grants to local organizations. This year’s grant descriptions are listed below:
JULY 27, 2021 — 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.