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 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.