Hampton Roads Community Foundation Blog


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.

Why Was 2018 Our Best Year Ever?
By Hampton Roads Community Foundation / January 23, 2019

View our 2018 milestones. 
In multiple ways, 2018 was a milestone year for the Hampton Roads Community Foundation. In 2018: 

  • $35 million+ in charitable gifts was donated -- the highest amount entrusted to us in a single year and more than double our 2017 donations. 
  • 625 generous donors from all walks of life made charitable gifts to make life better in Hampton Roads. 
  • $17.5 million in grants and scholarships was distributed -- $2 million more than in 2017.  
  • 150+ nonprofits put our grants into action to help create a thriving community with opportunity for all. 
  • 413 students enrolled in college for 2018-19 with help from $1.4 million in scholarships -- the largest number of students and highest scholarship amount awarded in our 69-year history. 

Thank you to our donors, nonprofits and supporters for all the ways you help make life better in Hampton Roads!





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