Important Update: In an effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19, Hampton Roads Community Foundation staff will work remotely to serve you, and our physical office will be closed. Monthly training sessions and Drop-in Days will be conducted virtually. Learn more about our response to COVID-19.

  • $1.5 Million in Scholarships

    Thanks to generous donors, more than 400 students received scholarships this academic year.

    Learn more here.
  • Our History

    In 1950, seven local leaders raised enough money to start Virginia's first community foundation.

    Learn about our history.
  • Helping Hampton Roads During COVID-19

    Learn about the Greater Hampton Roads Diaper Bank and other nonprofits that received charitable grants

    View the list.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    We believe that racial equity is essential to the success of our region and its people.

    Read the full statement.
Ways to Give Nonprofit Grants & Support Bequests & Future Giving Professional Advisors Scholarships Upcoming Events
Annual Report

70 Years of Philanthropy

Read our 2020 Annual Report which is now available. It chronicles the good work done by charitable people in the region in partnership with the community foundation in 2019 as well as looks back over the community foundation's 70 year history of philanthropy. From scholarships to grants, the community foundation is on a mission to make Hampton Roads better.

Read it here.

Forever Helping Students from Her School

Betty Oliver spent 40 years helping students as a teacher in Virginia Beach’s Woodstock Elementary. In retirement, she still wanted to help them succeed. In 2019, she started the Betty Ciampoli Oliver Scholarship Fund at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to help pay college tuition for students who attended her beloved Woodstock Elementary.

Read her story.