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…

Unplanned Donor Legacies

Check out our Foundation Review publication co-authored by Robins Foundation CEO, Kelly Chopus, and our partners at Communitas Consulting. Based on our recent work together on evaluation of a place-based initiative in Richmond, Virginia, we delineate the ways in which a foundation’s relationship, influence, and expectations around a collaborative community-based partnership shaped its legacy.

The Opportunity Atlas

Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty? The Opportunity Atlas answers this question using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s. Now you can trace the roots of today’s affluence and poverty back to the neighborhoods where people grew up. See where and for whom opportunity…