Give Back

How do you give back?

Watch NBA Referee Tony Brothers discuss his journey into philanthropy following his mom's death. Brothers founded the Men for Hope Foundation, and he's also a founding member of Visionaries for Change giving circle at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

How can you give back and advance philanthropy?

Individuals

Talk with family friends about your charitable causes.

Donate to causes you care about.

Volunteer your time to civic and philanthropic organizations.

Share information about community resources and grants.

Join a giving circle at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation.

Designate a nonprofit organization as a beneficiary of your life insurance or retirement accounts.

Start an endowed fund or arrange a charitable bequest to the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to benefit causes or organizations you care about.

Families

Share with family members your philosophy of charitable giving.

Spend time together on a volunteer project.

Encourage children and grandchildren to donate part of their allowance to charity.

Start a family fund at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and involve younger generations in recommending grants to nonprofits.

Businesses

Start a charitable giving program that matches your employees’ donations to nonprofits.

Support events hosted by nonprofits by sponsoring or buying tickets.

Adopt a nonprofit program that needs help and have employee volunteer days.

Encourage employees to serve on nonprofit boards and to volunteer.