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A Conversation About Race

2019 Talent Alignment Strategy

May 30: Dr. Beverly D. Tatum, Ph.D., will lead A Conversation About Race at 7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. Our partner is Virginia Humanities. 

Dr. Tatum is past president of Spelman College and the author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race.

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June 25: This Understanding Hampton Roads breakfast forum at the Chesapeake Conference Center is sponsored by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation in partnership with the Hampton Roads Workforce Council. It will highlight findings of a recent study focused on the gaps between skills employers in Hampton Roads need and skills our available workforce possesses.

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Review the slides presented at the recent Children's Mental Health forum sponsored by the community foundation and Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters. 

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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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Our Initiatives

We often incubate leadership initiatives that bring together multiple partners to tackle tough issues that impact life in our region.  


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.

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Now Hiring: A New Grants Manager

This position provides critical administrative support for the Foundation’s responsive grantmaking program, with direct accountability to the Vice President for Grantmaking for managing the acceptance and tracking of grant requests, grant award distributions, and documentation of grantee compliance with HRCF reporting requirements.

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May 24 Grant Application Deadline

Coming up on May 24 is the deadline for nonprofits to apply for 2019 Community Leadership Partners funding for their work in helping prevent or intervene in youth disconnection.

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May 30 Conversation About Race With Dr. Beverly D. Tatum

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation in partnership with Virginia Humanities will sponsor an Understanding Hampton Roads forum on May 30 at 7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Conference Center. The program will feature a talk by Dr. Beverly D. Tatum, author of Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race. She will lead a discussion on race as part of the forum. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required.

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