James River Association

More than one-third of all Virginians rely on the James River and its tributaries for water, commerce and recreation. After generations of nurturing its people, the James River needs nurturing itself. Visit Site »

Sports Backers

The Sports Backers produce and support nationally recognized quality sporting events and programs that motivate locals and visitors alike to be more active. Visit Site »

Better Housing Coalition

AMAZING things happen when you revitalize a neighborhood. Crime and blight decrease, investment increases and community pride swells. The Better Housing Coalition, a non-profit community development corporation, transforms communities through high-quality, eco-friendly affordable housing.
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Art 180: CIG 2015 Winner

“Youth Self-Advocacy through Art” a partnership with Legal Aid Justice Center, combines art and advocacy to reform policies and help disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline (photo: Performing Statistics, Mark Strandquist). Visit Site »

Art 180: CIG 2015 Winner

“Youth Self-Advocacy through Art” a partnership with Legal Aid Justice Center, combines art and advocacy to reform policies and help disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline (photo: Performing Statistics, Mark Strandquist). Visit Site »

Art 180: CIG 2015 Winner

“Youth Self-Advocacy through Art” a partnership with Legal Aid Justice Center, combines art and advocacy to reform policies and help disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline (photo: Performing Statistics, Mark Strandquist). Visit Site »

 

$1 Million in Robins Foundation Grants Focused on Improving Local Education

17 non-profit organizations to receive funding for a range of Richmond-area projects RICHMOND, Va. (June 22, 2016) – Reflecting the organization’s focus on helping transform the broad continuum of education in the Richmond region, the Robins Foundation announced today that it has selected 17 local nonprofits to share in more than $1 million in grants

Welcoming Tracie Mooneyham

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Join us in celebrating the arrival of our newest staff member, Tracie Mooneyham, Coordinator of Special Projects. Tracie will be responsible for coordinating details of all Foundation events, communications and grants management. Tracie comes to us from Randolph-Macon College (RMC) (BA 2016) and our own internship program. Robins has had a relationship with the summer internship program at RMC for several years, but we never placed an intern from the program into our own offices. That changed last summer…

Six disruptive trends having an impact on our education system

The second Lora M. Robins Speaker Series event focused on the implications of demographics and geographic disadvantage on public education in Richmond. In his presentation, Dr. James Johnson, director of the Urban Investment Strategies Center at the University of North Carolina, focused on six disruptive trends that are impacting education.