Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that the region’s resources are sustainable, and its residents are economically stable and secure.
ACTS--Area Congregations Together in Service - $40,000
To support the distribution of eviction prevention funds to meet the needs of residents in financial crisis.
Better Housing Coalition - $150,000
To support general operating costs.
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society - $25,000
To support salary costs for a housing attorney offering free representation to clients facing homelessness from an office in the John Marshall Courthouse.
GoochlandCares Inc - $25,000
To support the restoration of homes for low-income Goochland residents.
HousingForward Virginia - $25,000
To support targeted research, resources and training that will help dismantle racial disparities in the housing sector.
Habitat for Humanity Powhatan - $20,000
To support salary costs for a project manager to oversee critical repairs, accessibility modifications and auxiliary dwelling unit construction.
Hanover Habitat for Humanity - $25,000
To support salary costs for a full-time construction manager to lead a critical repairs program.
Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia, Inc. - $75,000
To support HOME’s efforts to answer three questions around housing equality in the Richmond Region: Where are we now? Where do we want to be? How will we get there?
The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust - $50,000
To support a community engagement specialist position to focus on increasing the participation of Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) in the community land trust homeownership program.
Partnership for Housing Affordability - $50,000
To support programs increasing Black homeownership in the region, including the implementation of the Richmond Regional Housing Framework and the region’s Housing Resource Line.
project:HOMES - $50,000
To support the Immediate Response Program which quickly addresses emergency and hazardous living conditions of low-income families in Greater Richmond.
Rebuilding Together of Richmond - $25,000
To support the RT RVA Critical Home Repair Program for low-income families.
Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity - $55,000
To support the construction of three homes in the Church Hill neighborhood, which will be sold to families who qualify for RMHFH’s Affordable Homeownership Program.
Urban Hope, Inc. - $25,000
To help low-income families gain financial health, secure truly affordable housing, and increase their stability.
Virginia Housing Alliance - $25,000
To support general operating expenses.
Virginia Supportive Housing - $50,000
To support formerly homeless individuals with affordable housing and supportive services.
CARITAS - $50,000
To support operations and case management for the CARITAS emergency shelter to move clients into permanent housing as quickly as possible.
HomeAgain - $30,000
To support the continued operation of the essential shelter and support services, aimed at helping families and individuals secure and maintain a home again.
Homeward - $55,000
To support regional homelessness data and trend analysis and capacity building for the Greater Richmond homeless services provider network.
Housing Families First - $30,000
To support general operations.
St. Joseph's Villa - $45,000
To support Flagler Housing and Homeless Services, which serve individuals residing in Greater Richmond and the Tri-Cities who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
HumanKind - $35,000
To support fair-interest vehicle loans and one-on-one employment, financial and benefits coaching for low- to moderate-income and credit-challenged individuals.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation - $25,000
To support comprehensive workforce development programming and the creation and preservation of affordable housing in Richmond and Petersburg.
Neighborhood Resource Center - $35,000
To support the NRC Works Out-of-School Time and Food Programs that serve at least 100 families in the Greater Fulton community.
Re-Establish Richmond - $20,000
To support transportation independence services for refugees and new immigrants.
Sacred Heart Center - $50,000
To support general operations.
The Commonwealth Institute - $20,000
To support efforts to advance advocacy and systems change in Virginia with policy research and analysis focused on issues at the intersection of economic and racial justice.
Groundwork RVA - $25,000
To build Richmond’s green workforce by supporting workforce development programming for youth, with a focus on abating racial and climate inequities.
IT4Causes - $20,000
To support a program to help low- to moderate-income technology students build on-the-job experience, soft skills, and professional networks.
The READ Center - $15,000
To support adult literacy programs.
REAL LIFE - $20,000
To support workforce training and employment placement services for individuals impacted by incarceration, homelessness or substance use disorders.
RE:work RICHMOND - $15,000
To support general operations.
RVA Rapid Transit - $20,000
To support salary costs for a full-time Director of Community Engagement.
Startup Virginia - $20,000
To support incubator services, facilitation of the Idea Factory and Entrepreneur Certificate Course, and sustainment of a new, local angel investor network.
Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that young people achieve in school, engage in their community and are prepared for the workforce.
Early Childhood Education
Chesterfield Education Foundation - $25,000
To support high-quality preschool programming in Chester through the creation of the Early Childhood Academy.
Commonwealth Autism - $30,000
To support inclusive programming for early childhood education systems and children with special needs.
Family Lifeline - $50,000
To support the Early Childhood Home Visiting Initiative.
FRIENDS Association for Children - $25,000
To support local youth development and preschool programs to match the changing landscape of COVID-19 restrictions.
Goochland Education Foundation - $8,237
To support the purchase of materials and supplies for at-risk preschool children to develop the necessary reading and math skills for entering kindergarten.
Henrico Education Foundation, Inc. - $25,000
To support the expansion of early childhood education opportunities to more low-income students in Henrico County.
Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond - $100,000
To support development and implementation of the new Regional Plan and build capacity around grants and finance management.
Smart Beginnings Southeast - $25,000
To support Westview Early Learning Center in providing quality early childhood education in Petersburg.
SOAR365 - $25,000
To support high-quality occupational, physical, and speech-language therapies and caregiver support for babies and children with disabilities.
Virginia Early Childhood Foundation - $100,000
To support efforts to deliver on the promise of equitable early childhood opportunities for all families with young children.
Virginia Literacy Foundation - $35,000
To support a comprehensive equity-focused kindergarten readiness project.
Voices for Virginia's Children - $25,000
To support a child and family-focused policy agenda to prepare Richmond-area children for success in school and in life.
YWCA of Richmond - $40,000
To support early childhood and infant care programming at The Sprout School.
K-12 Academic Success
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond - $40,000
To support general operating expenses with an emphasis on academic success for 10–18-year-olds and additional support for young alumni during COVID-19.
Communities In Schools of Chesterfield - $25,000
To support general operations.
Communities In Schools of Petersburg - $25,000
To support continued implementation of CIS Integrated Student Support services in all Petersburg City Public Schools.
Communities In Schools of Richmond - $75,000
To support the delivery of the Integrated Student Support model in 40 high-poverty Richmond Public Schools and Henrico County Public Schools.
HARPS Foundation - $20,000
To support the hybrid music education and performance program and the instrument loan program.
Higher Achievement - $35,000
To provide year-round academic programming for Richmond scholars for four years, beginning in 5th grade.
Legal Aid Justice Center - $50,000
To support special education advocacy services, including a pilot program convening private attorneys and community advocates to support students with disabilities.
NextUp RVA - $70,000
To support equitable access to high-quality afterschool programs through NextUp’s virtual and in school system.
Performing Statistics - $15,000
To support the expansion of reentry support services for young people impacted by our city and state’s juvenile justice system.
Peter Paul - $50,000
To support the After School Academy and Summer Promise Academy.
The Podium Foundation - $15,000
To support operational costs to strengthen youth writing, communication, and leadership programs.
Richmond Public Schools Education Foundation - $20,000
To support Urban Trauma Certification training for educators and behavioral specialists to facilitate Mindfulness Based Restorative Practices training for boys of color in 4 pilot schools.
Virginia Excels - $25,000
To support the development and elevation of parent advocates to shape public education.
YMCA of Greater Richmond - $60,000
To support staff salaries, benefits, and supplies for out-of-school time programs.
College and Career Readiness
Children's Home Society of Virginia - $30,000
To support advocacy work to create systemic improvements in services to children and youth in or aging out of foster care.
Church Hill Activities & Tutoring (CHAT) - $15,000
To support the vocational preparation of youth and young adults in the East End.
GRASP (Great Aspirations Scholarship Program, Inc.) - $20,000
To support advisors in Richmond Public High Schools to advise all students to continue education after high school.
Partnership for the Future - $40,000
To support programs assisting high-achieving high school students in matriculating to college, attaining their college degrees, and successfully transitioning into life beyond college.
Pathways-VA, Inc. - $20,000
To support young people in their search for prosocial lives, educational attainment, and employment with a livable wage.
Health & Wellness
Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that community members are healthy and safe.
Basic Physical Health
Feed More - $20,000
To support food distribution for local food pantries serving the Latino community.
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids - $30,000
To support advocacy and programming that promotes physical activity and healthy eating among youth.
Shalom Farms - $35,000
To support the health and self-sufficiency of communities in Richmond experiencing significant barriers to healthy food, educational resources, and support.
The Society of St. Andrew - $10,000
To assist with costs associated with SoSA's gleaning programs.
Access to Primary Care
Conexus - $20,000
To support the operating expenses associated with continued program delivery for the 2021–22 school year.
Free Clinic of Powhatan - $20,000
To support operating costs associated with the new Dental Clinic.
Richmond City Health District - $100,000
To support the Community Health Worker program.
Assisting Families of Inmates - $20,000
To support school-based, small group support services designed for children with an incarcerated parent.
Birth in Color RVA Foundation - $15,000
To support general operations.
ChildSavers - $50,000
To support increased access to quality children's mental health and development services.
Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) Inc. - $35,000
To support the Greater Richmond Trauma-Informed Community Network.
The James House Intervention/Prevention Services, Inc. - $29,000
To support the provision of trauma-informed services, safe shelter, and advocacy for children and adults impacted by sexual violence, domestic violence, stalking, and child abuse and neglect.
Senior Connections, The Capital Area Agency on Aging - $15,000
To support the Longevity Project’s systems-level changemaking, education, and advocacy to increase longevity equity and access to services.
Side by Side - $30,000
To assist LGBTQIA+ youth in Greater Richmond through trauma-informed supports and outreach.
Sportable - $20,000
To support adaptive sports program for youth with physical disabilities and visual impairments.
Urban Baby Beginnings - $25,000
To support programs increasing social support access for Medicaid and uninsured pregnant women, ages 15 to 44.