Warm holiday greetings, workforce development update,
recent blogs, celebrating the sector & upcoming events
Happy Holidays from the
Community Foundation
With a continued focus on greater impact, 2019 was another strong year at the Community Foundation. We continue to explore ways that we can be bolder in our leadership and invite new voices to join us in our work.

Knowing that we accomplish more together, we supported the creation and direction of new coalitions in which multiple service providers are coordinating their efforts to create added opportunity through out-of-school time programming and workforce development. Through the expanding work of our Civic Innovations staff, we also have called on the collective strengths of residents in our community to use their talents for good.

Thank you for partnering with us and making our work possible each day. From all of us at the Community Foundation, may you enjoy a peaceful and joyous holiday season!
Useful links for year-end giving

If we can be of further assistance in your year-end giving,
please contact us at 804-330-7400.
4 Goals for Career Readiness
What do job-seekers in the Richmond region need in order to find a well-paying job and thrive in that position? And what do local employers need as they look to hire and retain prepared and capable employees?

A bold and spirited group of leaders has come together to tackle these questions and develop a more seamless workforce development system – one that addresses the barriers most often identified by job seekers and their prospective employers. This Workforce Development Coalition recently debuted four common goals that will guide their actions as they move this system forward.
Recent Blogs
View the collection: 'Seen & Heard' at the Civic Impact Summit

This event brought together 300 people from all sectors of our civic ecosystem for a robust and interactive day celebrating all the ways people and institutions get involved and make a difference in our region. View a collection of photos and quotes at the link below.

Community Foundation & OST partners receive 'Transformational Philanthropy Award'

Alongside our partners at the City of Richmond, Altria and the Robins Foundation, the Community Foundation was recognized by the Association of Fundraising Professionals for collaborative efforts to build and strengthen a high-quality afterschool system for Richmond's youth.

Celebrating the Sector
  • St. Joseph's Villa, a 30-year provider of housing and homeless services in central Virginia, has been selected to receive a $1.25 million grant from the Bezos Day 1 Families Fund. >> More

  • Diversity Richmond celebrates 20 years of helping the region's LGBTQ+ community. >> More

  • Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia is gathering support for a Regional Center for Building and Construction Trades in Richmond. >> More

  • Established this year, WeRiseRVA partners with Richmond Public Schools to provide indoor rock-climbing experiences for Richmond students. >> More

  • The Blue Sky Fund is providing science education in the outdoors to thousands of students in Richmond Public Schools. >> More

Info Sessions
December 11 - Impact 100 Information Session (Free) >> Register

December 17 - Impact 100 Information Session (Free) >> Register

January 13 - Community Grants Information Session (Free) >> Register

January 21 - Community Grants Information Session (Free) >> Register

Grant Deadlines
January 7 - Community Impact Grants applications open

January 7 - Scholarship applications open

January 14 - R.E.B. Awards for Teaching Excellence nominations open

February 3 - Impact 100 applications due

February 13 - Community Impact Grants applications due

February 24 - R.E.B. Awards nominations due

March 2 - Scholarship applications due

Nonprofit Events
February 4 - Demystifying Data: Adopting a Data-Driven Mindset for Your Organization >> Register

Volunteer Projects
All Year Long - Community organizations post volunteer opportunities year-round with Hands On Greater Richmond, a service of the Community Foundation. >> Sign up for a project as your schedule allows!