Congratulations to our 2020 CIG Winner – Housing Families First

We are excited to announce that Housing Families First has been awarded the $500,000 Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. Community Innovation Grant (CIG) for their project Bringing Families Home. Housing Families First (HFF) is a primary provider of crisis housing services for Richmond-area families experiencing homelessness. In partnership with the Richmond Public Schools…

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A Community-Based Approach to Managing the Impact of COVID-19

May 20, 2020  We are excited to partner with The Metropolitan Business League, Wells Fargo, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Virginia to launch The Metropolitan Business League Small Business Recovery Fund. This grant opportunity has been created to assist small, women- and minority-owned businesses financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The MBL Small…

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Partner Spotlight: Girls For A Change

At Robins Foundation, we partner with innovative, big thinkers and organizations working to transform our community with new solutions to old problems. One such organization is Girls For A Change (GFAC) which works to promote black health, education, rights and community development in Central Virginia by empowering black girls and other girls of color to…

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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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