The Jenkins Foundation is a supporting organization of the Community Foundation whose mission is to improve the health of Greater Richmond through strategic and impactful philanthropy.
The inspiration for the Jenkins Foundation is found in the story of Annabella Ravenscroft Jenkins, a 19th century pioneer who opened her home to wounded soldiers during the Civil War. Her concern for the medically underserved led to the establishment of Retreat Hospital for the Sick, which provided health care on a sliding fee scale. Today, the Jenkins Foundation embodies that same spirit of compassion and caring in its work, applying her vision to modern day challenges.
The Jenkins Foundation is focused on equitable access to primary health care, access to mental health care, and the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. The goal is a more efficient health care delivery system and a safer, healthier and more productive community.
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