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

Register Now: 2017 Lora M. Robins Speaker Series – Exploring Education Reform

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Patricia Bradby, Communications and Events Manager 804-343-1500 ext. 102 | An interactive series for public, business and nonprofit leaders RICHMOND, VA (April 4, 2017) – Leadership Metro Richmond and The Robins Foundation are pleased to present the 2017 Lora M. Robins Speakers Series on Exploring Educational Reform. The series

Happy Retirement Martha!

Loving portrait

It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the retirement of our Office Manager, Martha Loving. Martha has been an integral part of the Foundation for 18 years, assisting the Robins family and staff as they worked to cultivate the mission and bring the vision to fruition.  Although we will all miss Martha, she

Richmond, There is Work to Do and Bricks to Gather

Month two of 2017 is in full swing. Richmond funders, nonprofits and community leaders are partnering to foster further collaboration, convening, innovation and poliy-shaping action.   Last week, Initiatives of Change – Hope in the Cities hosted a forum, “Journey to Equity – Closing the Racial Equity Gap Benefits All” at the University of Richmond. The program

Robins Foundation Awards Five Innovation Grants Totaling $1.2 Million

CIG 2016 Winner ChildSavers

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 8, 2016 – ChildSavers has been named the winner of the third annual Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant by the Robins Foundation for a visionary project designed to help students and teachers in Richmond’s East End schools overcome the impact of childhood trauma. The $500,000 grant has

CIG 2016 Top 5 Spotlights

We’re excited to announce this year’s CIG top five finalists! Congratulations to the following organizations: 50CAN: A Platform to Advance Structural Solutions to Public Education With the CIG funding, 50CAN would launch VirginiaCAN — Virginia’s first comprehensive K-12 education advocacy organization. VirginiaCAN will transform how the Greater Richmond region and the Commonwealth considers, discusses and

2016 Lora M. & E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant Top 10

Transformation. New outcomes for old problems. This year’s slate of CIG finalists are proposing ideas to tackle some of the chronic issues in our region. From food deserts, to trauma informed care, school-to-prison pipelines and education outcomes. The collaborative efforts presented in this year’s Top 10 represent process, policy and partnership innovations to change the

Announcement from our Friends at Richmond Memorial Health Foundation – New Fellowships on Equity and Health in Richmond Region

For senior leaders from nonprofit organizations or local government in the Richmond Region that are deeply committed to reducing health disparities and increasing equity. RICHMOND, Va. – Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (RMHF) is launching an Equity and Health Fellowship program to bring regional knowledge and diverse perspectives to its work on social, economic, and structural conditions that influence health

It’s Baaaaaaack!

We are in the final planning stages to launch our third annual Lora M. And E. Claiborne Robins Community Innovation Grant. $500,000 is on the line for the winning proposal!  Got a big idea? Think you can solve one of Richmond’s most pressing challenges with your big idea? Have a bunch of friends from other

How to become our next Community Innovation Grant winner

In RVA, two out of every five children are born into poverty. It’s a staggering statistic and one of the key drivers behind why we launched the Lora M. & E. Claiborne Robins, Sr.  Community Innovation Grant (CIG) in 2014.  Something NEEDS to change.  We’re looking for something bold and risky. At its core, this