Giving Black Hampton Roads

Black voices have often been overlooked in philanthropy. The Hampton Roads Community Foundation commissioned the Giving Black® Hampton Roads research project – in partnership with New England Blacks in Philanthropy – to learn about the lasting impact of Black donors in their own communities and beyond. Get the report here.

Giving Black® Hampton Roads

The future of philanthropy will be more diverse. Watch Jy'Mir Starks, a Chesapeake college student, discuss how Black people are catalysts for philanthropy now and in the future.

There is a rich tradition of giving in the Black community. Listen to Vivian Oden, vice president for equity and inclusion, discuss the lasting impact of Black donors. Black philanthropy is everywhere, and it is strong.

As vice chair of the community foundation's board, Sharon Goodwyn has a front-row seat to the generosity on display all across the region. That includes charitable acts by Black people, which have made transformative changes in the community. Through their wallets and willpower, Black people continue to make Hampton Roads a thriving and more equitable community for all.