Advancing Equity Grants

Request for Applications

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is committed to racial equity. Our vision is “a thriving community with opportunity for all.” As such, we are pleased to offer a grant opportunity, focused on racial equity that provides operating support for nonprofit organizations that have not typically received competitive community grants. These grants may be used to fund any aspect of the nonprofit’s mission including day-to-day operations. As one-year, non-renewable grants, they are targeted to nonprofits that primarily serve Communities of Color and provide programs and services to neighborhoods in Chesapeake, Franklin, Isle of Wight County, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. Preference will be given to organizations that demonstrate a commitment to racial equity as a core component of their services and programming.

The deadline is March 31, 2022.

Application Information Session
One virtual session to explain the grant opportunity and application will be held on
Thursday, March 3 from 6 - 7 p.m. Register here.

First, read the full RFP here.

Then, apply here.

View a sample application here.