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Watch “A Conversation About Race With Dr. Beverly D. Tatum”

On Thursday, May 30, Dr. Beverly D. Tatum, Ph.D., led A Conversation About Race. It was the launch of the Beneath the Surface series with our partner 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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2019 Talent Alignment Strategy

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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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.

New & Noteworthy

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New board leaders selected for Hampton Roads Community Foundation

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation recently elected James A. Squires, chairman, president and CEO of Norfolk Southern Corp., as its new board chair. Squires previously served as vice-chair. The Foundation’s board also elected a new vice-chair, Sharon Goodwyn, Counsel, Hunton Andrews Kurth, LLP. Goodwyn is the Foundation’s first woman and African American to serve in a top leadership position on the board. Learn more.

More than a half-million dollars awarded in latest grant cycle

In June 2019, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation awarded $593,802 in grant to eight area nonprofits. Funds came from community foundation donors’ unrestricted and field-of-interest funds. Discover the nonprofits that earned a grant.

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