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.


In 1991 the Feldman Chamber Music Society board took a visionary leap of faith by starting a Dover Quartet performed in 2016. $70,000 endowment at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

Housing First looks to alter the traditional practice of moving homeless people into crowded shelters and transitional housing before locating permanent housing.

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is looking forward to the impact its latest round of grants will have on southeastern Virginia. Grants were awarded in April 2016 from field-of-interest funds created by our generous donors. This round of Community Grants focused on environmental and facilities grants.

We are sadden by the recent passing of internationally renowned musician Prince at age 57. We’re also surprised to hear Prince left no will with provisions for how he would like his estate (worth millions) as well as his music and other intellectual property (also worth millions) to be used going forward.