Hampton Roads Community Foundation Blog

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Turn your passion into reality. Our community foundation donors are passionate people with a common mission: inspiring philanthropy and transforming the quality of life in southeastern Virginia. Since 1950, we’ve invested over $225 million on behalf of generous people, who live, work and strive to make Hampton Roads a great community.


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By Hampton Roads Community Foundation / February 11, 2019
Did you know 50 nonprofits entrust the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to manage their charitable endowments? We are delighted that The Muse Writers Center recently started an endowment with us to ensure its long-term viability.

By Hampton Roads Community Foundation / January 23, 2019
In multiple ways, 2018 was a milestone year for the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

By Hampton Roads Community Foundation / November 29, 2018
Our scholarship recipients are making a positive difference in the lives of others. Learn how three past and current scholarship recipients are impacting education, health care and the environment.

By Hampton Roads Community Foundation / August 21, 2018
To celebrate Black Philanthropy Month, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation is sponsoring the exhibit Giving Back: The Soul of Philanthropy Reframed and Exhibited at the Slover Library in downtown Norfolk from August 16-30. As part of the opening night event on August 16, the community foundation hosted a conversation about Black Philanthropy in Hampton Roads. Don Luzzatto, vice president for civic engagement, shares a recap of the discussion.

A key role of a community foundation like ours is the ability to keep donor funds relevant as our community needs change. One vivid example of that is the Howard Association Fund administered by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation since 1987.