National Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families At Robins Foundation we recognize that the impact of childhood trauma can severely inhibit a child’s growth, wellbeing, and opportunities to succeed. That’s why…

Separating Fact From Fiction on Philanthropy’s Role in School Funding

We must clarify the role of philanthropy and the Robins Foundation in supporting local public schools and government services. The mission of the Robins Foundation is 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. Specifically, we focus on the…

National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month, but there’s a year-round need for volunteers in every community. Celebrate by giving your time to an organization with a mission you believe in. Volunteers are the backbone of nonprofit organizations. They help provide valuable services, are often the most loyal donors, recruit media attention, assist with social networking, staff…

The Sale of the Lora M. Robins Family Learning Center to VCUHSA has been finalized

The sale of the Lora M. Robins Family Learning Center (LMRFLC) to Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Authority (VCUHSA) has been finalized. The childcare center at LMRFLC which has been operated by VCUHSA since 2010 will continue to operate under the new ownership.   In  support of our commitment to children and families in Richmond’s…

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…

Congratulations to the CIG Top 2!

We are excited to announce the top two organizations for this year’s Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant (CIG): Commonwealth Catholic Charities and Urban Baby Beginnings (Capital Centers of Virginia). Both organizations have proposed innovative initiatives that take a unique approach and use fresh perspectives and visionary creativity to make a…