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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.


Sally Hartman
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By Sally Hartman / November 8, 2018
Attorney Neil L. Rose of Willcox Savage was honored on November 7, 2018 by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation as the 12th recipient of the Barron F. Black Community Builder Award.

By Sally Hartman / October 17, 2018
With 12.4% of non-military youth in Hampton Roads (between the ages of 16 and 24) disengaged, there are opportunities for interventions and reconnecting to give opportunity youth meaningful lives.

By Sally Hartman / March 14, 2018
Norfolk designer Alec Yuzhbabenko is changing the face of the Hampton Roads region where he grew up. This Virginia Tech graduate received a Spigel Architecture Scholarship from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

By Sally Hartman / December 11, 2017
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 Jr. They are missed but their legacies will live forever through their generosity and vision.

By Sally Hartman / March 23, 2017
May 9, 2017 is the third annual Give Local 757 day in southeastern Virginia. It is a day with Hampton Roads nonprofits hope to raise $1 million.

By Sally Hartman / February 8, 2017
WW II veteran Fred Ward of Virginia Beach, Virginia paid tribute to his wife Gertrude "Betty" Ward by arranging for a contingent bequest beneficiary that created a scholarship in her memory at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

By Sally Hartman / January 20, 2017
Hampton Roads Community Foundation donor Dal Paull provides annual grants for youth baseball and softball programs in southeastern Virginia.