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2020 Community Impact Grants

Made possible by donor established funds, the Community Foundation's Community Impact grants are awarded through a competitive process and support local nonprofits whose strategies and outcomes align with the Foundation’s four focus areas: community vibrancyeconomic prosperityeducational success, and health and wellness. Within these areas, the Community Foundation has adopted funding priorities in education, housing, and workforce development initiatives that will increase access and opportunity for low-income residents in Richmond.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Community Foundation has adjusted its grants process to remain nimble and responsive to the ever-changing and dire needs of our community. This year, grant applications are being reviewed in multiple rounds and will be announced throughout the year. Grants are awarded for general operating support unless otherwise noted.

Round 1

The first Community Impact grants were primarily awarded to organizations that help keep residents of the Richmond region healthy, safe and economically stable. This round totaled over $1.6 million to 38 organizations. Please click on the tab below to see a full list of awards.

Community Vibrancy

The first round of Community Impact grants totaled over $1.6 million to 38 organizations. The awards provide general operating support unless otherwise noted.

Community Vibrancy

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that community members enjoy good quality of life, with access to and an appreciation for the arts, cultural opportunities, and natural assets.

Arts & Culture

Community Building

Economic Prosperity

Economic Prosperity

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that the region’s resources are sustainable, and its residents are economically stable and secure.

Affordable Housing

Community Inclusion

Homelessness Reduction

Educational Success

The first round of Community Impact grants totaled over $1.6 million to 38 organizations. The awards provide general operating support unless otherwise noted.

Educational Success

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that young people achieve in school, engage in their community and are prepared for the workforce.  

K-12

Out-of-School Time

Kindergarten Readiness

Health & Wellness

The first round of Community Impact grants totaled over $1.6 million to 38 organizations. The awards provide general operating support unless otherwise noted.

Health & Wellness

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that community members are healthy and safe.

Access to Primary Care

Basic Physical Health

Targeted Interventions

Round 2

The second round of Community Impact grants helps to complete the Foundation's annual portfolio across all focus areas. Many of the organizations receiving support were forced to scale back or modify programs immediately following the onset of the pandemic, particularly in community vibrancy and educational success. Grants awarded in this round total $1.4 million to 64 organizations. Please click on the tabs below to see a full listing.

Community Vibrancy

The second round of Community Impact grants totaled over $1.4 million to 64 organizations. The awards provide general operating support unless otherwise noted.

Community Vibrancy

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that community members enjoy good quality of life, with access to and an appreciation for the arts, cultural opportunities, and natural assets.

Arts & Culture

Community Building 

Natural Resources 

 

Economic Prosperity

The second round of Community Impact grants totaled over $1.4 million to 64 organizations. The awards provide general operating support unless otherwise noted.

Economic Prosperity

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that the region’s resources are sustainable, and its residents are economically stable and secure.

Affordable Housing 

Community Inclusion  

Workforce Development 

Educational Success

The second round of Community Impact grants totaled over $1.4 million to 64 organizations. The awards provide general operating support unless otherwise noted.

Educational Success

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that young people achieve in school, engage in their community and are prepared for the workforce.  

College & Career Readiness 

Early Education 

K-12 Academic Success 

Health & Wellness

The second round of Community Impact grants totaled over $1.4 million to 64 organizations. The awards provide general operating support unless otherwise noted.

Health & Wellness

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that community members are healthy and safe.

Access to Primary Care 

Basic Physical Heath 

Targeted Interventions