Our mission, vision and values

Hampton Roads Community Foundation is guided by its Mission, Vision and Values, which influence the actions we take every day on behalf of our region and its residents.


Make life better in Hampton Roads through leadership, philanthropy, and civic engagement


A thriving community with opportunity for all


  • Integrity—honesty and respect in all things
  • Justice—advancing equity and inclusion
  • Knowledge—listening, learning, innovating
  • Collaboration—finding answers together
  • Excellence—superlative stewardship and service

Our focus is on continual community improvement

  • We connect charitable people with causes and nonprofits to improve life in southeastern Virginia.
  • We manage permanent and other charitable funds established by individuals, families, businesses and organizations.
  • We invest charitable gifts so they help our community now and are positioned to grow in the future.
  • We are rigorous and responsible in our role as the largest grant and scholarship provider in southeastern Virginia.
  • We are committed to high ethical standards in all that we do. Click here to read our Privacy Policy. Click here to read our Whistleblower Policy.