OVERVIEW: The Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond supports affordable housing, out-of-school time programming, workforce development, cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, educational success, and health and wellness in the Richmond area of Virginia.
FUNDING AREAS: Affordable housing, out-of-school time programming, workforce development, cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, educational success, health and wellness
IP TAKE: This funder has an active and accessible community grants program and focuses most of its attention on increasing opportunities for low-income residents.
PROFILE: Established in 1968, the Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond (CFGR) is a community funder based in Richmond, Virginia. CFGR manages over 1,000 charitable funds and has six supporting foundations and three regional affiliates to address specific local needs. It aims to “make the Richmond region a better place with bold solutions and inspired philanthropy.” CFRG funds local efforts for affordable housing, out-of-school time programming, workforce development, cultural vibrancy, economic prosperity, educational success, and health and wellness.
The Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond supports broad goals with its annual grants program. However, it has defined three high impact priorities to address the some of the most persistent challenges of the region. These priorities are affordable housing, out-of-school programs, and workforce development. For nonprofits, CFGR provides grants, learning programs, online resources, civic engagement resources, and agency funds. The funder helped create three regional affiliate foundations in 1996, 1999, and 2000. These are the River Counties Community Foundation for Lancaster, Middlesex and Northumberland counties, the Mathews Community Foundation for Mathews County, and the Gloucester Community Foundation for Gloucester County.
Grants range between about $5,000 and $25,000. Learn more about this funder’s local giving by examining its recent tax records. Grantmaking focuses on the Richmond, Middle Peninsula, and Northern Neck regions of Virginia. Past local grantees include St. Francis Humane Association, CultureWorks, Girls for a Change, and Re-Establish Richmond.
This foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from nonprofits through its community impact investments program. This program is open to organizations in Richmond and Central Virginia, and it has a mid-February annual deadline. Other opportunities are available by invitation only. Direct general questions to the staff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-330-7400.
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