Community Leadership Partner Grants

Community Leadership Partners 2020 Grants

The Community Leadership Partners, a giving group affiliated with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, awarded $225,000 in grants to 12 area nonprofits in 2020. These organizations serve young people between ages 16-24 who are not working, in school or serving in the military, or middle- and high-school aged youth. The purpose of the 2020 grants program is to support organizations with their efforts to adapt and respond to urgent and essential needs of disconnected youth and young adults who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and middle or high school students at high risk of disconnection.

During the past 11 years, the Partners have awarded more than $2.3 million to organizations helping youth in Hampton Roads

  • Communities in Schools of Hampton Roads, $25,000 to provide support programs and materials to students at risk of disconnection and to provide Trauma Informed Care training to paid staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Community Outreach Coalition, $20,000 to provide intervention services, emergency resources, and virtual internships to disconnected youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • ForKids Inc., $11,000 to provide assistance to families with children and disconnected youth with children who are seeking services as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Joy Ministries, $10,000 to provide meals, mental health support, mentoring, and education support programs to youth at risk for disconnection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • New Vision Youth Services, $10,000 to provide stabilization services to at-risk youth and their families who are seeking temporary housing and shelter placement, assistance with educational services, and household essentials as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Park Place Child Life Center, $10,000 to provide groceries, household essentials, and arts education materials to youth at risk for disconnections and their families who are seeking assistance as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
  • StandUP for Kids, Hampton Roads, $25,000 to provide assistance to homeless and disconnected youth and families with children who are seeking housing assistance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Tidewater Friends of Foster Care, $25,000 to provide virtual tutoring services and educational materials to foster youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, with a preference to support youth ages 15 and older.
  • Tidewater Youth Services Foundation, $25,000 to provide assistance to court-involved youth and families with children at risk for disconnection who are seeking support services and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Together We Can Foundation, $20,000 to provide prevention services and training materials to youth at risk for disconnected who are seeking services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Walk In It, $12,500 to provide support services and materials to youth at risk for disconnection, and to develop online curriculum activities for youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Seton Youth Shelters, $31,500 to provide emergency housing, food, and counseling services to youth during the COVID-19 pandemic.