Community Leadership Partners 2017 Grants

The Community Leadership Partners, a giving group affiliated with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, has awarded the following grants to 22 South Hampton Roads nonprofit organizations. The nonprofits receiving funding provide prevention and intervention programs to youth ages 9-18  related to homelessness, foster care, abuse or human trafficking, gangs, involvement in the juvenile justice system, mental health issues or substance abuse issues:

  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeast Virginia, $4,000 to provide programming for Norfolk children and families to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles while learning skills necessary to become responsible adults.
  • Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Inc., $15,000 to add a 16-week group intervention for area adolescents who have experienced trauma. This is part of a behavioral health program for children and adolescents and their families.
  • Communities in Schools of Hampton Roads, $15,000 for site coordination services at Granby High School in Norfolk to assess student needs and coordinate resources.
  • Community Outreach Coalition, $10,000 for an arts after-school program for Portsmouth middle-school students that includes remedial instruction in math, reading and writing, plus art and music enrichment activities.
  • ForKids Inc., $10,000 for education programs for homeless children and their families in Chesapeake, Norfolk and Suffolk to ensure academic success and to prevent or intervene in homelessness.
  • Friends of Norfolk Department of Human Services Foster Care Division, $15,000 to expand a tutoring program to help foster youth throughout South Hampton Roads engage in school, overcome academic gaps and prepare for graduation and adult life.
  • Girl Scout Council of the Colonial Coast, $5,000 to support scouting for girls in grades 4-12 in at-risk communities in Norfolk and Portsmouth.
  • Girls on the Run South Hampton Roads, $2,500 for the after-school health and wellness program for girls in the area.
  • Joy Ministries, $7,500 for a weekly mentoring and advocacy program focused on social and mental health support for youth ages 10 and up in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach. 
  • New Vision Youth Services, Inc., $10,000 for an outreach program in Chesapeake and Norfolk that uses preventive measures to help youth aging out of foster care.
  • Norfolk CASA Inc., $16,000 for a volunteer coordinator position as CASA works to increase the number of volunteers trained to work with abused and neglected children. 
  • Park Place Child Life Center Inc., $15,000 for an after-school homework and arts programs so middle and high school students have a safe place to go after school and on Saturdays.
  • Salvation Army Hampton Roads Area Command, $5,000 to add brass musical instruction as a component of the Heart Strings Program, which uses music instruction, creative activities and mentoring to help Norfolk children appreciate music, build character, improve academic performance and increase a sense of community.
  • Samaritan House Inc., $17,500 to create a specialized Juvenile Anti-Human Trafficking Case Manager position to work with children in Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach.
  • Seton Youth Shelters, $9,500 to support residential shelter programs and an outreach program in South Hampton Roads.
  • Tidewater Wooden Boat Workshop, $8,000 to conduct a youth boat-building program for 40 Norfolk youth ages 12-18 that teaches skills critical to future educational or vocational success.
  • Tidewater Youth Services Foundation, $12,500 to staff a formerly all-volunteer program that helps at-risk and court-involved youth from Chesapeake, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach gain life skills needed to be successful adults. 
  • Together We Can Foundation, $15,000 to provide resources to help area youth at risk of being disconnected from society effectively transition to adulthood
  • The Up Center, $2,500 to support the Team Up Mentoring program, which helps area youth improve academic performance, reduce delinquent behaviors and reinforce positive relationships.
  • Virginia Beach CASA, $5,000 to assist older youth in the court system due to abuse or neglect as they start to age out of the system.
  • Walk In It Inc., $10,000 to provide an after-school mentoring and educational enrichment program for girls 9-18 in Chesapeake and Suffolk. 
  • Youth Outreach Urban Resources & Services, $15,000 to provide a program for Norfolk middle and high school students that enhances listening, decision-making, problem-solving and other key skills.