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…

2020 CIG Top 5

Please take some time to view the videos from our Top 5 finalists for this year’s Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins Community Innovation Grant.  Help Me Help You – “Reentry Navigation and Continuum of Care” Housing Families First – “Bringing Families Home!” Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia (HOME) – “Eviction Diversion Program” Latinos…

Getting Beyond the Buzzword of Inclusion: Local and Global Perspectives

Courtney Rice, Director of Inclusion and Community Impact, co-authored an article for Philanthropy Journal News about diversity, equity and inclusion, and how to move community forward from theory to practice. She addresses how this has worked within our own organization, in particular as it relates to our Community Innovation Grant, which is open for submission…

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, Sr. 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…