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 Hampton Roads Community Foundation / December 30, 2019
In 2005, Metro Machine Corp., a ship repair company, established a college scholarship fund at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation for children at St. Helena and Campostella elementary schools achieving Accelerated Reading Program milestones. It still helps students today.

By Hampton Roads Community Foundation / December 30, 2019
The Soaking Up Science program is sponsored by the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, and it is supported by a three-year $90,200 grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. The initiative annually gives 1,000 Virginia Beach City Public Schools middle school students hands-on insight into local watershed issues and the impact of rising seas.