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. More »

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. More »

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. More »


Community Innovation Grant Top 5 Finalists


We are excited to announce our Top 5 Finalists for the Lora M. and E. C. Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant! These organizations have proposed extremely innovative approaches that address a wide variety of community needs.  Stay tuned for more information about our process, before we announce our winner on December 4, 2014.

Grant Deadline Extended

Good news! We are extending the deadline for application submission for the March 2015 Focus Area grants – Strong Nonprofits, Thriving People and Dynamic Community.

The extended deadline for submission is December 8th, 2014. Registrants will have one additional week to submit proposals through the online submission system, SmartSimple. A link to the site is available on our website under “How to Apply”. Guidelines for funding can be found on our website on the “What We Fund” page.

To discuss your request, please contact Robins staff:

Chris Chin – Director, Community Partnerships

Robert Dortch – Director, Community Innovation

For any inquiry regarding the submission process and/or registration with our grants management system, please contact us by email at: info@robinsfdn.org

Happy Thanksgiving!