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

Next Community Grant Deadline: January 15

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation will award the first round of 2018 competitive Community Grants to nonprofits working in the Environmental Stewardship and Vibrant Places program areas. Community Grant options include seed funding, program support and facilities improvement funding. Learn more here

Due to the forecast of inclement weather, our Nonprofit Drop-in Day scheduled for January 4 has been canceled. If you’re working on a grant for our January 15 deadline and have questions, please contact Linda Rice. Otherwise, make plans to stop by on February 1 for our next drop-in day.

Toy Savage and Macon Brock Will Be Missed

It has been a sad December week in Hampton Roads. Our region lost two powerful voices for philanthropy -- Toy D. Savage Jr. and Macon F. Brock. They are missed but their legacies will live forever through their generosity and vision. Learn more about these two remarkable men.

Do You Know Students Needing College Scholarships?

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation scholarship application is now live. We offer two main categories of scholarships - undergraduate and graduate, including scholarships to medical and theological schools.

We are the region's largest scholarship provider awarding more than $20 million since 1950 to more than 4,300 students - most of them for four years of study. For the 2017-18 school year alone, we provided more than $1.28 million to help 383 students go to college.

Click here for more information and to apply online.

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