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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

Support for Houston, Florida & Charlottesville

Our friends in Houston, Miami and Charlottesville have created new charitable funds to help their respective communities in trying times. 

The Greater Houston Community Foundation has established the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston mayor Sylvester Turner. It will help people who have been impacted by the recent storm. Learn more

The Miami Foundation has created three separate funds to help people who have been impacted by Hurricane Irma. The funds will support recovery and relief efforts in Florida and the Caribbean. Learn more

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation created the Heal Charlottesville Fund in response to the recent unrest. The fund will support immediate needs and long-term reconciliation efforts. Learn more


Hiring Event to Connect Transitioning Military with Careers

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation will sponsor a military hiring event on September 20 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Old Dominion University's Ted Constant Center in collaboration with Navy Region Mid-Atlantic, Fleet and Family Support Programs. This will be the third regional hiring event in 2017 to connect transitioning military personnel, veterans and their families to new careers. 

Professional Advisor Spotlight: Guil Ware

We are lucky to have experienced and highly respected professionals in our region as members of our Professional Advisors Committee. Attorney Guilford D. Ware is among them. As a founding member of this helpful committee, Guil has been a consistent supporter of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Read more

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