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  • 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.
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In the Community

2020 Recipient of the Barron F. Black Community Builder Award

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation honored Cyrus A. Dolph IV with the 2020 Barron F. Black Community Builder Award for his longtime service and dedication to philanthropy and the region. The annual award is named for Barron F. Black, founding board chair of the community foundation.

Read his story.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

New Grant Opportunity

In an effort to advance racial equity, nonprofits in South Hampton Roads are invited to apply for a new grant opportunity for programs on race and the history of race in the region.

These one-time grants are a part of the “Beneath the Surface” initiative launched by the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and Virginia Humanities.

Get application details.