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.


By Adia White / September 26, 2017
Bob and Augusta Goodman of Virginia Beach left a lasting gift to their four children that continues a legacy of generosity. The Goodmans' estate gift underpins four donor-advised funds at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

By Adia White / September 21, 2017
Here are five ways our donors’ unrestricted and field-of-interest funds over the past five years have helped our nonprofit partners put ideas into action.

By Adia White / September 13, 2017
In 1992, 15 members of the Rotary Club of Norfolk stepped forward with initial contributions of $1,000 each to create an endowment fund at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. Since then the endowment has grown to more than $512,000 while distributing more than $116,600 in grants to benefit dozens of Hampton Roads charities.

By Adia White / September 6, 2017
Kamryn Tynes was among nearly a dozen blind and visually impaired students gathered in the Virginia Stage Company’s new Education Room at the Wells Theater in Norfolk. They spent a Saturday afternoon enjoying a Dramatically Able performance sponsored by the Virginia Stage Company and Access Virginia, a nonprofit advocating for people with disabilities. The performance represented a new chapter in the Virginia Stage Company’s effort to make its 116-year-old theater more accessible to people with disabilities.