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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Today is Giving Tuesday

Founders E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. and Lora M. Robins were compassionate, empathetic leaders who valued integrity and generosity who used their wealth to improve the quality of life for the Richmond community. We highly value their legacy and seek to honor their example every day through our philanthropic work. You, too, can do your part…

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Partner Feature: Side by Side

A good education is designed to expose youth to the countless career possibilities available after graduating. Everyone deserves this. But when children don’t feel safe in school, they can’t learn. When they don’t feel safe this can lead to chronic absenteeism. And lesbian, gay and bisexual youth are twice as likely to skip school because…

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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


We are here to help! Please let us know what we might do for you…


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