Passionate people.
Lasting change.

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Inspiring Philanthropy

Hampton Roads Community Foundation plays a special role in southeastern Virginia. Since 1950 we have connected charitable people to causes, nonprofits and places they care about the most. The result? A stronger, healthier, more vibrant community.

Your passion may lead you to help area children attend preschool. Or, perhaps you dream of making college possible for teens and adults. We can help you make that happen. By partnering with your community foundation you can support a cleaner environment, stimulating arts, a vibrant economy and better lives for vulnerable people of all ages. Just about any cause important to you is a potential area for your philanthropy to make an impact in our region.

Let us know how we can help you improve life in southeastern Virginia now and forever.

Changing Lives

Philanthropy changes lives in two ways. A charitable person offers a hand to someone in need. This experience helps the recipient while bringing joy and meaning to the giver. As southeastern Virginia's largest grant and scholarship provider, we help ignite all kinds of positive and lasting connections as a funder, convenor and collaborator.

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Latest Initiative

More than 100 area experts from parents to educators and childcare providers are involved in shaping Minus 9 to 5, a grassroots Early Care and Education Initiative we are incubating. It is focused on getting our region's youngest residents off to great starts in life. 


Strengthening Nonprofits

We provide area nonprofits with a healthy diet of classes, workshops and training in key subjects to help them do their best work for our region and its residents.


Sharing Powerful Stories

Since our founding in 1950 we have collected remarkable tales of generosity and community impact that we showcase in our Story and Video Bank.

New & Noteworthy

Top Headlines

10 Organizations Win $750,000 in Community Grants

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation recently awarded 10 nonprofit organizations more than $750,000 in grants during the first round of competitive Community Grants for 2018. Grants were provided by donors’ unrestricted and field-of-interest funds and focused on Environmental Stewardship and Vibrant Places.

See the nonprofits that won grants.


Remembering Ann Caldwell Dearman

Ann Caldwell DearmanWe are sad for the loss of Ann Caldwell Dearman, Hampton Roads Community Foundation Legacy Society member. We appreciate her family designating the community foundation to receive memorial gifts. All donations will benefit the Ann Caldwell Dearman Fund. Click here to make a gift. 


We Are Hiring!

If you have a passion for working in the nonprofit world and want to make a difference in our community, come join our team. The Hampton Roads Community Foundation currently has an opening for Associate Vice President for Development. Learn more and apply online.


Community Leadership Partners Announce 2018 Grant Guidelines

The Community Leadership Partners, a giving group affiliated with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, has announced its 2018 grant guidelines. The Partners will fund nonprofit organizations that serve middle or high school aged youth. Partners will also fund programs serving disconnected teenagers and young adults between the ages 16 to 24 who are neither working nor in school.

The deadline to apply for a Community Leadership Partners grant is 
Thursday, May 24 at 5 p.m. Learn more.

Change for tomorrow
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