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Upcoming Events

The Community Foundation is privileged to work with all the key groups that make up our ecosystem of local philanthropy – from individual donors and volunteers to local nonprofits and funders. 


Together, we believe we can leverage our collective strengths and amplify our impact. This is why we are committed to hosting events and opportunities that help forge connections, stimulate innovative thought, and push us towards greater alignment and collaboration.


Our learning agenda is designed to:

  • Encourage individuals and businesses to fully explore their options for civic engagement;
  • Learn together about the issues that are most pivotal to making the Richmond region a place where all residents have an equal opportunity to thrive.

Below you will find a list of our upcoming learning opportunities. If you have ideas for future topics or convenings, please share them with us at


Created Equal Film Series

A partnership with Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Join us at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture to watch and discuss inspiring stories of Virginia pioneers who boldly and creatively confronted social issues - from housing affordability to social justice to voting rights - offering a roadmap to more compassionate conversations and insight into how we can work together to address challenges we face today.

Citizen Ashe

Friday, June 24th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This film uncovers sports legend and social activist Arthur Ashe’s personal evolution; how his activism grew and embraced not only the Civil Right movement and African-Americans but all oppressed peoples throughout the world.               


Wednesday, August 24th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This film captures the inspiring stories of five people who grew up in “the projects,” surviving and thriving in spite of, and often because of, the challenges they’ve had to overcome. Now they’re giving back to their home communities, trying to make a better life for those who come behind.

These Things Can Be Done: Women’s Suffrage in Virginia

Wednesday, October 12th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Historians and modern activists illuminate the struggles and triumphs of Virginia women as they fought to secure their right to vote during the Jim Crow era. It’s a story that encapsulates our nation’s long history of voting restrictions and racial injustice.

Mending Walls

Tuesday, December 13th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Artist Hamilton Glass challenges 30 artists from different cultural backgrounds to collaborate on 16 murals in Richmond, VA about race, status and experiences.


Civic Life Today: A Plan to Action

Virtual workshop offered quarterly; Upcoming: August 24 and November 9

There are multiple ways to be an agent of change for your community. We have created Civic Life Today: A Plan to Action to educate and inspire participants to become active and engaged citizens. This 75 minute session will introduce participants to civic engagement, explore a community issues, and help participants develop a personalized plan to community action. When you align your skills and interests to community needs, real change happens, and everyone benefits.

Participants will:

  • Learn 9 ways to be civically engaged
  • Uncover your personal values and motivations
  • Learn about ways to give back with your time, money and voice

This session will be held virtually. A link to the virtual meeting will be sent prior to the date. This event is open to the public so please bring a friend!  HandsOn Greater Richmond is a program of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond.

Register for one of the following sessions:

August 24, 5:30 - 7:00 pm

November 9, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Civic Action Conversation Series

More coming in Fall 2022

Civic Action Conversations are a new RVA Engage series designed to focus on critical regional priorities and possible action steps for every Richmonder. Planning is currently underway for fall conversations and those details will be posted here as they are available. In the meantime, we welcome you to watch recordings from the first two conversations on early childhood education and workforce development.

View past conversations:

Early Childhood Education: Why It Matters & What You Can Do

Coming Soon - Workforce Development: Why It Matters & What You Can Do