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 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.

By Adia White / August 22, 2017
Kristy Boone always dreamed of being a homeowner, but she never imagined her dream would come true. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity South Hampton Roads and a grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, Kristy and her daughter Ari now have a home in Suffolk they can call their own.

By Adia White / August 16, 2017
Darry’lynn Olds of Chesapeake grew up watching her father work as a roofer. Today she is inching closer to her goal of following in his footsteps and establishing a career in the building trades as a student at the Tidewater Builders Association’s Building Trades Academy.

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 / 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 / January 20, 2017
Hampton Roads Community Foundation donor Dal Paull provides annual grants for youth baseball and softball programs in southeastern Virginia.