May 2020
Online Center Highlights Resources

Looking for resources to help people in Hampton Roads? Or, does your organization have resources to share? Either way, be sure to check out

The website features details and links to about 400 Hampton Roads helpful services -- up from the 70 resources it started with in December 2019 in pre-coronavirus days.

On the site you will find COVID-19 relief information plus 18 major categories that address areas ranging from early childhood and maternity services to homelessness, mental health care, senior services and veterans issues. Online information easily translates from English into 11 different languages. was developed over two years by a coalition led by EVMS Minus 9 to 5 -- a regional initiative incubated at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and now affiliated with Eastern Virginia Medical School. Minus 9 to 5 pulled together service providers and organizations from around the region to help design a user-friendly central hub. is free and can help nonprofits guide clients to needed services. It also can link individuals and families with resources they can use.

The clearinghouse is operated by ForKids, Inc. as an extension of the regional Housing Crisis Hotline it administers. Staff members continually update the website and work with community organizations to keep current.

Upcoming Community Foundation Training

June 9: Data & Research Resources: Health & Wellness Programming
June 23: How to Use Person-Centered Language
July 14: Logic Models -- Powerful Tools for Change

August 11: Ten Tips for Preparing a Grant Proposal

Note: Out of concern for you and our staff, all Hampton Roads Community Foundation training sessions are being held online. Courses are free and run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. All require advance registration. Reserve your spot by emailing Gina Kelly at

June 4 Call-in Day

Our monthly Call-in Day is a time for nonprofit staff to explore grant opportunities and ideas with a community foundation program officer. Appointments must be made in advance and will be held by phone. Email Gina Kelly at to schedule a time to talk on June 4 between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m .
Next Community Grant Deadline : July 1 for Health & Wellness or Economic Stability grants.