Robins Foundation Awards $500,000 to Richmond School Divisions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 10, 2017 Richmond, VA – Robins Foundation, a private family foundation dedicated to making the Richmond region greater through innovative philanthropy that supports education-based opportunities has awarded four grants totaling $500,000 to a strategic partnership cohort consisting of Richmond, Petersburg, Henrico and Chesterfield County Public Schools and their corresponding Education Foundations.

Spotty Programs Constrain the Potential of Youth Aging Out of Foster Care, National Survey Finds

Virginia Has One of Highest Percentages of Youth Leaving Foster Care Due to Emancipation; The Possibilities Project Forming Task Force to Address Issue CONTACT: Sean Ryan The Hodges Partnership 804.344.3212 RICHMOND, Va. (Nov. 14, 2017) – A new survey of U.S. states’ supports for foster youth transitioning to independence finds pockets of innovation, but mainly

Resolution & Transformation

Hate has no place in our work. Many of us have been saddened, confused and angered by recent events highlighting the fractures in our society and community fabric. The fissures created by hate highlight the need for more dialogue and more engagement, not less. We value love, patience, inclusion and teamwork. We value diverse voices

September 2017 Community Focus Grants

17 non-profits receive funding to support tranformational outcomes for youth in the Richmond region. RICHMOND, VA. (September 15, 2017) – Continuing to reflect the organization’s focus on helping to transform the broad continuum of education in the Richmond region, Robins Foundation has selected 17 local nonprofits to share in nearly $1 million in grants designed to support

RVA Community Fund for Standing Together

The RVA Community Fund for Standing Together supports Richmond-area nonprofit organizations with financial support for rapid response services after incidents of bias, discrimination, or bullying. These incidents often require immediate interventions that are not covered by traditional funding mechanisms. As such, this fund ensures that nonprofit organizations will have greater capacity to meet needs that

Front Porch Cafe

Our first family intern, Clay Robins aka “The Legend” wrote a piece about his visit to Front Porch Cafe, the result of our inaugural Community Innovation Grant to Church Hill Activities and Tutoring.  Read on to learn a bit about our experience through Clay’s eyes! Front Porch Cafe In 2014, Robins Foundation awarded a $500,000 grant

Once again, Robins has a FULL house!

Like Richmond, the Foundation has a lot of great things… Meet 3! This summer, we picked up three interns to help us with operations, programs and community engagement. Please note: these are not just any interns, no… This summer’s set includes one familiar face, one member of the Robins family and one participant of our

June 2017 Community Focus Grants

12 non-profit organizations to receive funding to support Education in the region RICHMOND, Va. (June 21, 2017) – Reflecting the organization’s focus on helping transform the broad continuum of education in the Richmond region, Robins Foundation has selected 12 local nonprofits to share in nearly $1 million in grants designed to improve educational outcomes for children

CIG Announcement

Friends, Thank you for thinking about new and exciting ways to make Richmond a great place for children and families! This year, Robins will be taking a different approach with the Community Innovation Grant (CIG) grant application and process. There will not be a 2017 CIG cycle. Instead, we will focus our board and staff

Welcome Dan!

Dan Halloran

“In elementary school, if you asked me about robins, I’d show you my hidden talent for bird whistling. If the topic came up again in my middle school days, I’d cite my biology project on bird anatomy. Come high school, the word would incite a long spiel about my anticipation of study at the prestigious E. Claiborne Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond. A couple weeks ago, when I discussed Robins, it was simply in reference to my first real-world job!”

Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC): Empowering Youth in Highland Park – GRAND OPENING

Grand Opening of 6PIC on June 6th, 2017 from 6pm-8pm. 3001 Meadowbridge Road, Highland Park, RVA, 23222 Join us for the grand opening of the Six Points Innovation Center! Six Points Innovation Center (6PIC) is a newly renovated 4,000 square foot building at 3001 Meadowbridge Road in Highland Park that houses a safe, fully-programmed location

2017 Lora M. Robins Speaker Series – Exploring Education Reform

We have partnered with Leadership Metro Richmond once again to present the 2017 Lora M. Robins Speakers Series.  This year’s topic: Exploring Education Reform. The series is comprised of three sessions that take place on April 25, May 25, and June 6 at a selection of the region’s top academic institutions. Each session will be