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

Nonprofits Awarded More than $1.35 Million in Grants

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation awarded more than $1.35 million in grants to nonprofit organizations during its final round of Community Grant funding for 2018. Funds came primarily from donors’ field-of-interest funds. 

See which organizations won grants.

Your IRA Can Benefit Others

If you are at least 70 1/2 years old, you have the opportunity to donate up to $100,000 from your Individual Retirement Account each year to charity without the distribution counting as income. 

Learn more.

Neil Rose: 2018 Barron Black Award Winner

Attorney Neil L. Rose was recently honored as the recipient of the 2018 Barron F. Black Community Builder Award. Neil, who specializes in trust and estates, tax and business law at Willcox Savage, is the 12th professional advisor to receive the annual award from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. 

Learn more about Neil and see the past award recipients here.



Change for tomorrow
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