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Foundation Insights

Helping build strong nonprofits with training and support

March 11, 2020

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation can help nonprofit staff members keep up to date and gain expertise without investing a lot of time and money.

The community foundation offers monthly 90-minute sessions at no cost to help area nonprofits apply for grant.

Danielle Bertulfo, a volunteer with the Southside Boys & Girls Club, recently attended a session to better understand the updated grant guidelines.

“The training was a very thorough introduction to what the community foundation expects on a grant application,” she said.

Bertulfo, a 2016 graduate of Norview High in Norfolk and a 2019 early graduate of Old Dominion University, learned of the foundation when she received a college scholarship. She hopes to land a career in human services and wants to learn as much as she can before working full time, so attended a training session.

“There is a lot of support for nonprofits,” she said.

Monthly topics range from how to apply for grants to collecting data on your projects. They are taught by foundation staff, including Dr. Linda Rice, Vice President for Grantmaking.

Linda Rice, Vice President for Grantmaking


A recent session also attracted experienced professionals like Sharon Laderberg, Assistant Vice President for Advancement at Virginia Wesleyan University.

“This session helps you map out your plan to successfully apply for a grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation,” she said.

Programs are offered from 3 - 4:30 p.m. throughout the year in our office at 101 W. Main Street, Suite 4500 (fourth floor), in the World Trade Center in downtown Norfolk.

Find the full schedule and registration details here.

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