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 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 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 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.