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Remembering Two Community Leaders

Toy D. Savage Jr. and Macon F. Brock Jr.

We are sad for our region’s loss of two major philanthropic leaders – Toy D. Savage Jr. on December 7 and Macon F. Brock Jr. on December 9.  Both were visionary, generous leaders who inspired us with their commitment to improving our region in a multitude of ways.

Toy was a past Hampton Roads Community Foundation board chair, who served on our board for 38 years. Macon joined our board in 2010 and was our current board vice chair.

Learn more about Macon and Toy’s tremendous impact on our region.

We appreciate Macon Brock’s family designating the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to receive memorial gifts for the Macon & Joan Brock Scholarship Fund for Randolph-Macon College, which we administer. Donate in memory of Macon Brock.

If you would like to make a gift to the community foundation in memory of Toy Savage click here.

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.

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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.

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.

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