Social, Emotional and Ethical Learning

To complete our video series with Board Chair Juliet Shield-Taylor, she talks to us about her involvement with Social, Emotional and Ethical (SEE) Learning, and the importance of kindness and compassion toward students in modern education.

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$6,385,725 in Grants Approved in 2019

Robins Foundation Approved $6,385,725 in Grants for 2019 At Robins Foundation we are committed to a deep focus on education with the expectation that a focus on an “education continuum” or pipeline, could lead to better outcomes and reduce some of the challenges vexing this region. We continually look for innovative ways to keep making both…

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CIG 2020 Top 10 Finalists

We are pleased to announce the top 10 nonprofit organizations for the 2020 Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant (CIG). Awarded annually the CIG seeds a $500,000 proposal that applauds the imaginative, cooperative spirit of Greater Richmond. The award is designed to support a project that addresses unmet community needs or…

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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


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

Learn about our ongoing relationship wtih 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


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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


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