2019 Grants

COMMUNITY FOCUS – EDUCATION CONTINUUM FUNDING

ART 180 INC – $65,000 for the Youth Self-Advocacy Through Art program

BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS SERVICES INC – $50,000 for Developmental Relationships Training for Families

THE BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM AND CULTURAL CENTER – $50,000 for E3: Enhancing Exhibitions for Education

BLUE SKY FUND – $35,000 for the Explorers Program – Experiential Outdoor Education for Elementary School Students

BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO RICHMOND – $140,000 for the Youth Ambassador Program

CHILDRENS HOME SOCIETY OF VIRGINIA – $100,000 for The Possibilities Project

CHILDRENS MUSEUM OF RICHMOND – $55,000 for Family Engagement Programs with Sacred Heart Center & Partnership for Families

COMMONWEALTH INSTITUTE FOR FISCAL ANALYSIS – $40,000 for Advancing Education Opportunities in Greater Richmond

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS CHESTERFIELD – $35,000 for Falling Creek Elementary Expansion Support

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF PETERSBURG – $35,000 for CIS Integrated Student Services in all Petersburg City Public Schools

FAMILY LIFELINE – $75,000 for Early Childhood Intensive Home Visiting

FEED MORE INC – $25,000 for Bridging the Weekend Meal Gap: Feed More’s BackPack Program

FRIENDS ASSOCIATION FOR CHILDREN – $50,000 for Teachers are the Key to Unlocking a Child’s Potential

GIRLS FOR A CHANGE – $50,000 for Girls For A Change – Girl Action Teams

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF CENTRAL VA INC – $15,000 for Education to Occupation for Youth (E2O)

GREATER RICHMOND CHAMBER FOUNDATION – $90,000 for Smart Beginnings Greater Richmond Regional Plan for School Readiness

GREATER RICHMOND SCAN – STOP CHILD ABUSE NOW – INC – $60,000 for Trauma-Informed Education

HENRICO COUNTY COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES INC – $30,000 for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)

HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM INC – $60,000 for Closing the Achievement Gap

JAMES B HUNT JR INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY – $25,000 for Fostering a Bipartisan Dialogue on the Educational Continuum

JAMES RIVER ASSOCIATION – $25,000 for Environmental Education Curriculum Implementation and Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for City of Richmond Public High Schools

LEGAL AID JUSTICE CENTER – $50,000 for Campaign to Increase School Counselors in RPS

LEWIS GINTER BOTANICAL GARDEN – $60,000 for Ginter Urban Gardeners: Empowering Individuals, Cultivating Community

LITERACY LAB – $50,000 for The Literacy Lab – Richmond

MATHSCIENCE INNOVATION CENTER FOUNDATION – $50,000 for MSiC Teacher Quality Proposal: Educator in Residence

MAYMONT FOUNDATION – $25,000 for Out-of-School Time and Inclusivity Programs at Maymont

MBL FOUNDATION INC – $30,000 for MBL Youth Entrepreneurship Program

MEGA MENTORS – $50,000 for MEGA Expansion

PARTNERSHIP FOR THE FUTURE – $75,000 for Connecting Students from Challenging Circumstances to Experiences that Lead to Their Success in College and Beyond

PODIUM FOUNDATION – $20,000 for Foundational Writing Programs

REACH OUT AND READ INC – $55,000 for Reach Out and Read- Greater Richmond

RICHMOND PERFORMING ARTS ALLIANCE – $20,000 for Greater Richmond Wolf Trap

SACRED HEART CENTER – $100,000 for Enhancing the Impact of the Sacred Heart Center

SCHOOL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS IN THE RICHMOND COMMUNITY (SPARC) – $50,000 for SPARC Outreach Programs

SPECIAL OLYMPICS VIRGINIA INC – $25,000 for Expansion of Unified Champion School Programming in Henrico, Chesterfield and Richmond

ST. JAMES’S CHILDREN’S CENTER – $50,000 for Equitable Access to Quality Early Childhood Education

THE THRIVING CITIES GROUP – $75,000 for RVA Thrives: Equitable Development & Housing Affordability for Southside Families

UNITED WAY OF GREATER RICHMOND – $100,000 for Richmond Youth Program Quality Intervention Professional Development Network Expansion

VALENTINE MUSEUM – $25,000 for 2019-2020 Free Student Access to Project-Based Learning and Exploration of Systemic Inequalities in the Richmond Region

VIRGINIA CENTER FOR INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES – $150,000 for Building Inclusive Schools in Henrico County

VIRGINIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY – $20,000 for Activating a Sensory-Friendly Guest Experience at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

VIRGINIA LITERACY FOUNDATION – $30,000 for the Schools and Families for Early Literacy Success program

VIRGINIA MENTORING PARTNERSHIP – $60,000 for Integrating Mentoring into Out-of-School Time, Summer Learning, and School Settings in the Richmond region

VOICES FOR VIRGINIAS CHILDREN – $50,000 for Advocating for a Trauma-Informed Richmond Region

YOUNG MENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF GREATER RICHMOND – $125,000 for Youth Development in Greater Richmond

YOUNG WOMENS CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION OF RICHMOND – $75,000 for The Sprout School

COMMUNITY INNOVATION GRANT (CIG)

CAPITAL CENTERS OF VIRGINIA – $170,000 for Urban Baby Beginnings; Building Successful Outcomes for Maternal and Child Health

COMMONWEALTH CATHOLIC CHARITIES – $500,000 for the Youth Housing Stability Project

COMMUNITIES IN SCHOOLS OF RICHMOND INC – $125,000 for Integrated Student Support K-12

GIRLS FOR A CHANGE – $85,000 for GFAC TECH/Entrepreneurship Immersion Lab

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF CENTRAL VA INC – $125,000 for Center for Building and Construction Trades

LITERACY LAB – $50,000 for Leading Men Richmond

project:HOMES – $120,000 for Reimagining Richmond’s Mobile Home Parks

VIRGINIA EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION – $260,000 for 2020 Vision for East End Communities and Families

DIRECTOR INITIATED GRANTS (DIGs)

ASPEN COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL INC – $10,000 for Unrestricted

ASPEN HOPE CENTER – $5,000 for Operating Expenses

ASPENFILM – $5,000 for Enables a filmmaker to attend shortfest, helps provide awards for the best documentary, help visiting students to attend

BLUE SKY FUND – $15,000 for Capacity Building

CAPITAL TREES – $25,000 for Capacity Building

FORE CHILDREN, INC – $100,000 for Robins Jr. Golf Program

FULL CIRCLE GRIEF CENTER – $20,000 for Educational and Programmatic Support

THEATRE ASPEN – $20,000 for Educate New Generation of Theatre Artists

TRICYCLE – $25,000 for Capacity Building and Professional Training

VERMONT INSTITUTE OF NATURAL SCIENCE INC – $65,000 for Annual Fund

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY FOUNDATION – $40,000 for VCU School of Education, Innovation Teacher Pipeline

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS

CHESTERFIELD EDUCATION FOUNDATION – $125,000 for CEF Capacity Building Request

HENRICO EDUCATION FOUNDATION INCORPORATED – $125,000 for Strengthening Henrico Communities through Educational Partnerships

UNITED WAY OF GREATER RICHMOND – $130,000 for Petersburg Teacher Retention and Recruitment