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 »

 

It’s Baaaaaaack!

We are in the final planning stages to launch our third annual Lora M. And E. Claiborne Robins Community Innovation Grant. $500,000 is on the line for the winning proposal!  Got a big idea? Think you can solve one of Richmond’s most pressing challenges with your big idea? Have a bunch of friends from other

How to become our next Community Innovation Grant winner

In RVA, two out of every five children are born into poverty. It’s a staggering statistic and one of the key drivers behind why we launched the Lora M. & E. Claiborne Robins, Sr.  Community Innovation Grant (CIG) in 2014.  Something NEEDS to change.  We’re looking for something bold and risky. At its core, this

2016 Lora M. & E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant Opens August 1!

 $500,000 grant will support collaborative and innovative solutions to community challenges in Richmond region  Applications for the third annual Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant (CIG), will be available beginning August 1.  The Foundation will award $500,000 to innovative, collaborative projects that test bold new approaches to tackling the region’s most intractable