Storytelling: Seeing and Believing in our Community’s Youth

In a follow-up to our post last week in support Higher Achievement, we’d like to share a story from a member of their team. Read about how working at Higher Achievement bolstered one person’s community spirit and allowed them to see and believe in the potential of our community’s youth. Seeing and Believing in our…

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Fostering Understanding and Acceptance Through Diverse Perspectives

Robins Foundation is committed to ensuring every student has a fair shot at a successful and empowering education, career and life. So we partner with organizations who support year-round education like Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities (VCIC) who provide workshops for educators and summer retreats for students designed to help eliminate disparities in academic achievement…

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Presenting our 2019 CIG Recipient – Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Congratulations to Commonwealth Catholic Charities! We are thrilled to announce the award of the 2019 Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant of $500,000 to Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) for their Youth Housing Stability Project.  Focused on ending youth homelessness and housing instability in Richmond communities, Youth Housing Stability Project is a…

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What We Fund

We are focused on seeking solutions that improve the lives and prospects of children and families in the greater Richmond region who are living in the most vulnerable circumstances.

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Student and Mentor


For the past 15 years, Special Olympics Virginia has been developing programs that benefit individuals with intellectual disabilities within our community’s urban areas. Special Olympics and Richmond Public Schools launched its pilot Physical Education Leadership Training (PELT) program at Huguenot High School, with the help of $50,000 from Robins Foundation.

MISSION: To lead transformational change in the greater Richmond community by listening, learning, and engaging through innovative philanthropy that inspires solutions to society’s greatest challenges.

VISION: The Robins Foundation will advance the greater Richmond community through strategic partnerships, collaborations, and education, all of which will serve as a model for creating an environment of fairness and opportunity for everyone to thrive.

Our Funding Drivers


Little girls playing

Partnering with nonprofits, peers and community leaders to achieve measurable results.

Learn about our ongoing relationship with a local community support center


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Leveraging innovative programs to drive policy and action to benefit the entire region.

Learn how we supported a statewide STEM initiative


Virginia Union graduation

Welcoming and empowering all voices to create an environment of fairness and opportunity for everyone to thrive.

Learn how we helped a community tap into their own power to improve fairness


We are here to help! Please let us know what we might do for you…


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