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Unmasking Hampton Roads


Visionaries for Change

Unmasking Hampton Roads is a three-part learning series examining the historic and contemporary impact of racism in Hampton Roads. It is sponsored by Hampton Roads Community Foundation in partnership with Virginia Humanities. The next series begins November 14.  

Find info and register here.


“We wear the mask that grins and lies…” – Paul Laurence Dunbar

Changing Lives

Philanthropy changes lives in two ways. A charitable person offers a hand to someone in need. This experience helps the recipient while bringing joy and meaning to the giver. As southeastern Virginia's largest grant and scholarship provider, we help ignite all kinds of positive and lasting connections as a funder, convenor and collaborator.

Our Initiatives

We often incubate leadership initiatives that bring together multiple partners to tackle tough issues that impact life in our region.  

Strengthening Nonprofits

We provide area nonprofits with a healthy diet of classes, workshops and training in key subjects to help them do their best work for our region and its residents.

Sharing Powerful Stories

Since our founding in 1950 we have collected remarkable tales of generosity and community impact that we showcase in our Story and Video Bank.

New & Noteworthy

Top Headlines

Scholarship application process opens Dec. 1

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation will open its annual scholarship application on Dec. 1, and the deadline to apply for most scholarships is March 1, 2020. This year, the community foundation awarded nearly $1.5 million in college scholarships to 434 students primarily from Hampton Roads. Learn more.

Join us Dec. 5 for Drop-in Day 

We welcome nonprofit representatives to join us for Drop-in Days each month. The next one is Thursday, Dec. 5. Find more details here.

Nearly a half-million dollars awarded in latest grant cycle

In September 2019, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation awarded $497,500 in grants to seven area nonprofits. Funds came from community foundation donors’ unrestricted and field-of-interest funds. Discover the nonprofits that earned a grant.

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