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 »

 

Robins Foundation Awards Five Innovation Grants Totaling $1.2 Million

CIG 2016 Winner ChildSavers

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 8, 2016 – ChildSavers has been named the winner of the third annual Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant by the Robins Foundation for a visionary project designed to help students and teachers in Richmond’s East End schools overcome the impact of childhood trauma. The $500,000 grant has

CIG 2016 Top 5 Spotlights

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We’re excited to announce this year’s CIG top five finalists! Congratulations to the following organizations: 50CAN: A Platform to Advance Structural Solutions to Public Education With the CIG funding, 50CAN would launch VirginiaCAN — Virginia’s first comprehensive K-12 education advocacy organization. VirginiaCAN will transform how the Greater Richmond region and the Commonwealth considers, discusses and

2016 Lora M. & E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant Top 10

Transformation. New outcomes for old problems. This year’s slate of CIG finalists are proposing ideas to tackle some of the chronic issues in our region. From food deserts, to trauma informed care, school-to-prison pipelines and education outcomes. The collaborative efforts presented in this year’s Top 10 represent process, policy and partnership innovations to change the