Passionate people.
Lasting change.

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Unlocking the Potential of Our Region's Disconnected Youth

Did you know an estimated 1 in 10 teens and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 in Hampton Roads are not in school, the military or the workforce?

Learn more about this issue and how you can help.

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

6 Nonprofits Awarded More Than $1 Million in Community Grants

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation recently awarded more than $1 million in grants to six nonprofit organizations during its third round of Community Grant funding for 2018. Funds came primarily from donors’ unrestricted and field-of-interest funds within the Health & Wellness and Economic Stability program areas.

See which organizations won grants.

Hurricane Disaster Relief

Our thoughts are with those who have been impacted by hurricanes Florence and Michael. We know there are many relief efforts going on, however the Council on Foundations has provided as list of resources, including several community foundations that have established disaster relief funds: 

Hurricane Florence Disaster Relief 
Hurricane Michael Disaster Relief

Meet Our New Board Members

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation recently elected two new members to its 17-member board of directors. They are:

Meet all 17 of our board members.



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