Presenting our 2019 CIG Recipient – Commonwealth Catholic Charities

Congratulations to Commonwealth Catholic Charities! We are thrilled to announce the award of the 2019 Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins Community Innovation Grant of $500,000 to Commonwealth Catholic Charities (CCC) for their Youth Housing Stability Project.  Focused on ending youth homelessness and housing instability in Richmond communities, Youth Housing Stability Project is a partnership…

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Congratulations to the CIG Top 2!

We are excited to announce the top two organizations for this year’s Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins Community Innovation Grant (CIG): Commonwealth Catholic Charities and Urban Baby Beginnings (Capital Centers of Virginia). Both organizations have proposed innovative initiatives that take a unique approach and use fresh perspectives and visionary creativity to make a lasting…

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Unplanned Donor Legacies

Check out our Foundation Review publication co-authored by Robins Foundation CEO, Kelly Chopus, and our partners at Communitas Consulting. Based on our recent work together on evaluation of a place-based initiative in Richmond, Virginia, we delineate the ways in which a foundation’s relationship, influence, and expectations around a collaborative community-based partnership shaped its legacy.

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