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 »




Please join us as we celebrate James River Association (JRA) on their graduation from our first cohort of the Robins Foundation Strategic Partner Program. We are delighted with their success and look forward to being a friend and partner in the future. Check back here soon for the annual state of the James report. We’ll post it as soon as we get it.

Thank you, James River Association, for making our River City more inviting!

The Amazing Raise is Back!

The Amazing Raise is our region’s 36-hour online giving challenge that inspires and empowers our community to support Central Virginia nonprofit organizations in an amazing way, regardless of where you call home. It gets even better – when you give during The Amazing Raise, you also give your favorite nonprofits the chance to win additional incentive prizes ranging from $500 to $15,000!

Your generosity to the Central Virginia region is contagious! Last year, The Amazing Raise generated 18,000 individual gifts and $1.5 million dollars in unrestricted support for participating charities. This year, more than 500 organizations will take part. They represent communities in metro Richmond, the Tri-Cities, and the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula. In 2015, we’ve set our goals high – together, let’s raise $2 million dollars in 2 days!

The excitement starts Wednesday, September 16th at 6:00 AM. Click here for more information on how to get involved! https://www.theamazingraise.org/