Hampton Roads Community Foundation Blog

rss

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.


By Adia White / August 1, 2017
In 2009 William A. Goldback, a Norfolk business owner with diabetes, established a field-of-interest fund for medical services, education or research. Today, a three-year $81,500 community foundation grant to the Chesapeake Care Clinic from the William A. Goldback Fund is helping low-income Chesapeake residents like Loretta Chandler manage diabetes.

By Adia White / July 19, 2017
Margaret Savage Gary loved gardening and creating beauty from the earth. Because she arranged for a permanent field-of-interest fund, Hampton Roads residents will always have great opportunities for learning about plants.

By Adia White / July 11, 2017
Don Luzzatto, vice president for civic engagement, wants your input on how we can create a better Hampton Roads.

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.

By Adia White / May 24, 2017
We are lucky to have experienced and highly respected professionals in our region as members of our Professional Advisors Committee. Attorney Guilford D. Ware is among them. As a founding member of this helpful committee, Guil has been a consistent supporter of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

By Adia White / May 15, 2017
Dr. Ula Motekat was a brilliant accounting professor whose charitable gifts to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation will forever benefit eight area nonprofits that meant so much to her.

By Adia White / May 4, 2017
Minus 9 to 5, a new initiative of the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, strives to build an early care and education system focused on the whole child from pre-natal care to kindergarten as well as their families.

By Adia White / April 26, 2017
The donation will create two Maury Foundation Scholarship funds, including one named for the late Oscar Ferebee (class of 1936). Both endowed funds will provide scholarships for Maury High School graduates at four-year colleges or universities.

By Adia White / April 10, 2017
Four sisters are honored through the Taylor Sisters Library Fund to benefit the Norfolk Public Library as well as organizations serving minority, poor or homeless people in Norfolk.

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.