Birdies for Charity Presented by TowneBank - 2018
The Dominion Energy Charity Classic is dedicated to making a positive impact in the Richmond community. Birdies for Charity Presented by TowneBank is designed to give area charities an opportunity to generate contributions through flat donations or based on the number of "birdies" made by PGA TOUR Champions players during the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. An additional 10% bonus will be given to participating charities on all donations made through the Birdies for Charity program (maximum bonus of $10,000 per charity). This program is operated by PGA TOUR Charities Inc., a 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
Access Now, Inc.
Access Now bridges the gap to specialty medical care in the community to people who have nowhere else to turn. While the cost of insurance through the exchange is manageable for some, the co-pay and deductible costs continue to be unaffordable for most of our patients. Simply put, access to insurance does not always result in access to care.
ACTS - ACTION in Community Through Service
ACTS fosters hope, provides relief, and promotes self-sufficiency for our Prince William area neighbors in crisis. By focusing on hunger, homelessness, sexual assault and abuse, domestic violence, and suicide, ACTS tackles issues that make people uncomfortable and often exist in silence.
Over half of ACTS annual budget comes from donations, and the backbone of the organization is volunteers. Still, ACTS touched the lives of over 70,000 of our neighbors in FY17 alone, including nearly 9,000 children. Supporting ACTS allows you to take ACTION by supporting your neighbors at home in your local community.
Adult Community Education
Adult Community Education of Louisa County trains volunteers to work one-on-one with Adult Learners. Learners set their own goals, and ACE volunteers help them achieve them. After being matched, student and tutor work together to set meeting times and establish a plan to meet their goals.
American Civil War Museum
The mission of The American Civil War Museum is to be the preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians.
American Heart Association - Richmond Heart Walk
Heart diseases and stroke are the #1 cause of death in Virginia. We're building healthier lives where you live and work and making your community healthier by educating the community on healthy behaviors, advocating for key health issues, training thousands in CPR, partnering with healthcare providers on the latest advancements, and funding critical research in our state and much more!
Art for The Journey
Art for The Journey is a nonprofit organization that promotes the well-being and healing of children and adults through creative expression, with a special focus on people who otherwise do not have such opportunities available due to status (e.g., people in prison), physical circumstances (e.g., residents of assisted living and nursing homes, those in permanent housing for the homeless), geography (i.e., remote areas where art materials and/or instructors are not available), special needs (those receiving medical treatment, those with physical or mental disabilities), or financial hardship.
ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation
ASK was founded in 1975 by a group of parents in the pediatric oncology clinic at MCV (now the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.) Today we're Central Virginia's largest and most comprehensive provider of support services for children with cancer and their families. Our support begins the moment of diagnosis and extends through treatment and beyond.
Beacon Tree Foundation
Beacon Tree Foundation is dedicated to being an advocate for the family, providing education about treatment and financial resources to help heal children and teens struggling with mental health issues and to provide hope for the future.
We provide education, awareness, facilitate access to services and provide gap funding to increase access to early intervention and for treatment of children’s mental health issues.
Better Housing Coalition
The Better Housing Coalition is the Richmond region’s largest nonprofit community development corporation. BHC creates high-quality homes for residents of modest means and empowers them with programs and tools to help them reach their fullest potential, at all stages of life.
Better2gether RVA began when close friends had ill children at the same time. Both children began receiving excellent medical care at the same hospital system. One child had a medically complex condition in which non-medical support does not exist. The other was diagnosed with cancer. While their illnesses were very different there were many parallels in the journey. They recognized many discrepancies in the non-medical support available to their families.
Better2gether RVA grew from the desire of both mothers to provide a support system to the families of children with medically complex illnesses in the Richmond community.
The mission of Better2gether RVA is to provide comfort, support, and guidance to families of children with medically complex illnesses, whose needs are not addressed by existing organizations.
Boaz and Ruth
Boaz and Ruth, Inc. (B&R) is a faith-based nonprofit strategically located in the heart of the impoverished and crime-ridden North District of Richmond, VA. Anchored by a 7500-square-foot used furniture store/training center and related business training ventures, Boaz & Ruth:
- Provides life/work skills and re-entry assistance for released prisoners
- Fosters commercial revitalization for the troubled community of Highland Park
- Bridges culturally and economically disparate communities within the Richmond metropolitan area
Boots to Suits
Boots To Suits provides complimentary interview and career apparel to transitioning Vets, Wounded Warriors or their spouses who are moving from their military careers into civilian employment. We do this through a voucher system distributed by and in partnership with the Virginia Dept of Veteran Affairs, Petersburg Freedom Center, the Virginia Employment Commission, Virginia Dept of Transitioning Veterans, and McGuire's Hospital "Star Program".
The outfitting is done at the Junior League of Richmond Clothes Rack in Richmond, Virginia.
Bowen McCauley Dance Company
For 21 years Bowen McCauley Dance has energized broadly diverse audiences with inventive and vibrant choreography – a fusion of contemporary and classical techniques set to a sweeping range of musical styles. Showcasing the founding Artistic Director Lucy Bowen McCauley’s choreography, our award-winning company is renowned for its spirited dancers, use of live music, the professionalism of its dance performances and its extraordinary outreach programs for socio-economically diverse communities. Ranging from free family-friendly programs to ticketed concerts, BMD performs regularly throughout Northern Virginia and the greater DC area.
C2Adopt (Coordinators 2 Inc)
C2Adopt (formerly coordinators2inc) is a non-profit, Virginia-licensed agency offering training and education, placement and supportive services to anyone whose life has been touched by adoption. The agency's unique approach to adoption is reflected in the range and types of services we offer and the lifetime partnership we provide to adoptive and birth families and adoptees.
Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation
Our mission is to fulfill Cameron's dream and legacy by being a positive force that works to cultivate awareness and understanding of teenage depression and anxiety.
Camp Kesem at University of Richmond
Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer.
A program of Kesem, Camp Kesem operates free summer camps for children who have been impacted by a parent's cancer.
Founded at Stanford University in 2000, Camp Kesem has since expanded to over 100 chapters in 40 states across the country.
Capital Area Food Bank
The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. By partnering with 444 community organizations in DC, MD, and VA, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12% of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents.
Capital Region Land Conservancy
Our mission is to conserve and protect the natural and historic land and water resources of Virginia’s Capital Region for the benefit of current and future generations. We achieve our goals by partnering with individuals, businesses, other non-profit organizations, and state and local government agencies.
Cat Adoption and Rescue Efforts, Inc.
Cat Adoption and Rescue Efforts, Inc. (C.A.R.E.) is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization dedicated to the rehabilitation, care and adoption of cats and kittens rescued from euthanizing animal shelters in Richmond, VA and surrounding areas. And, accepts on a limited basis, animals from alternative sources. We are committed to the highest principles of humane care and obtain professional medical treatment for all animals in our systems.
Challenge Discovery Projects
Challenge Discovery Projects provides direct services to over 1,600 at-risk youth in Richmond. We are committed to improving the emotional health and well being of children and their families through programs that promote self-worth and positive, healthy relationships. Challenge Discovery Projects supports its mission by providing school-based and community programs for youth that address emotional health, bullying prevention, substance abuse treatment and trauma counseling. Currently our Say It With Heart Bullying and Violence Prevention Program is taught in 9 Richmond schools.
Children's Home Society of Virginia
Children’s Home Society of Virginia is a full-service, private, nonprofit 501(c)(3), non-sectarian licensed child-placing agency, and one of Virginia’s oldest adoption agencies. Since our charter by the Virginia General Assembly in 1900, CHS has been guided by the fundamental belief that every child deserves a home. To date, CHS has successfully facilitated placement of more than 13,500 children into safe and permanent homes – that’s enough to fill every seat at The Diamond, and still leave several hundred people standing in the aisles!
CHS’s mission today is to find permanent adoptive homes for children of all ages throughout the commonwealth, and to provide critical support services to birth families, adoptive families, and past and present adoptees. Our full spectrum of programs and services includes working with the departments of Social Services to find permanent homes for the over 700 children in Virginia available for adoption right now, and impactful ongoing post-adoptive counseling to maintain successful families after adoptions have been finalized.
Children's Hospital Foundation
Children’s Hospital Foundation is dedicated to funding and advocating for pediatric initiatives that improve the status of health care and the quality of life for children in our region. The Foundation provides support for the programs of Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR) and the many children it serves each year.
Children's Museum of Richmond
The Children's Museum of Richmond (CMoR), a non-profit organization, exists to create innovative learning experiences for all children and those who support them that inspire the next generation of creative problem solvers.
ChildSavers - Memorial Child Guidance Clinic
At the core of ChildSavers’ mission is a fundamental commitment to the mental well being of children and the positive bond between adult and child. ChildSavers supports this with clinical treatment and education and training services. These services offer reassurance, healing, and the skills necessary to achieve normal life and development.
ChildSavers was founded in 1924 by Martha Patteson (Mrs. Melville C.) Branch in memory of Dr. McGuire Newton. Dr. Newton was one of Richmond’s first pediatricians. Originally established to serve our region’s children during a worldwide flu epidemic, ChildSavers soon turned to addressing the mental health and developmental needs of children. Today ChildSavers mission specifically focuses on supporting those who have experienced trauma.
We are a community-supported nonprofit governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. ChildSavers is licensed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services and accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Child and Family Services. We are members of the national child advocacy organization, Alliance for Families and we are the Central Virginia Child Care Aware and Virginia Quality agency.
Church Hill Activities & Tutoring (CHAT)
Church Hill Activities and Tutoring serves the youth of East End Richmond and equips them with the heart, head, and hands to make transformative life decisions.
Heart: Life-Giving Relationships
Head: Healthy Identity & Vision for the Future
Hands: Genuine Skills & Opportunity
An innovative, community-based approach to solving poverty
We believe that responsibility for both poverty and prosperity rests not only in the hands of individuals, but also with societies, institutions, organizations and communities. Our approach is a progressive model grounded in research that shows families must have strong social capital and connections (relationships and resources) with their communities in order to improve their economic situation and overall quality of life in their neighborhoods.
® Framework: Circle Leaders, allies, and a diverse array of community members gather in five collaborating teams to understand, engage with, and sustainably resolve poverty.
Anyone can code. Every Virginia child should have the opportunity to learn. Currently fewer than 10% of Virginia schools offer computer science courses. Meanwhile more than 70% of STEM-field jobs are Computer Science jobs. At CodeVA, we teach kids to code.
Community Foundation for a greater Richmond
The Community Foundation is a leading partner and advocate for philanthropy and service in the Richmond region. Founded in 1968, we have built a strong legacy of helping people and institutions give back with passion and purpose.
Community Idea Stations
The Community Idea Stations is committed to fulfilling the promise of public broadcasting by using the power of media to enrich the human spirit and make our community a better place. We partner with many organizations, using our media to amplify their missions. Together we help foster a community that is vibrant in the arts, understands and learns from its past, inspires curiosity in the world around us and lifelong learning for all ages, whose citizens are informed, open-minded and engaged and whose children are put on a path for success in school and life.
Community Touch, Inc.
The Champion’s had several buildings that were not in use on 20 acres of the True Deliverance Church of God Ministries property. The original buildings were part of the Victory Drug Center, a spiritual residential place for men and women on drugs. The Victory Drug Center still operates as an outreach program for the substance abuser. The late Apostle Albert Venson is the founder of the Victory Drug Center and father of First Lady Champion.
Apostle Venson passed away in January of 1998, a few years later the buildings became dormant. The Champion’s had a vision to renovate the buildings and help the community. In November of 2001, they opened Clara’s Faith House Food Pantry which feeds the hungry. In May of 2003, they opened the Victory Transitional Housing which has the capacity to house 40 homeless people. In October of 2004, Noah’s Ark was opened to provide free clothing, furniture and household items to the local community free of charge. In April 2009, Community Touch, Inc. opened Noah’s Ark Thrift Store in a retail shopping center as an effort to meet the needs of the low to middle income who can purchase affordable furniture and clothing. All the proceeds from the retail store will benefit the mission and vision of Community Touch, Inc. T. Tyronne & Felicia Champion have a compassion to fulfill the purpose and mission of Christ, to help and love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Connor's Heroes Foundation
Connor's Heroes is the only non-profit organization in our area working to conquer childhood cancer by providing direct support to families and financial support to research. BE THEIR HERO // GIVE NOW
By supporting Connor's Heroes, you provide a family with:
Hope. We assist families with expenses related to traveling for a second opinion or specialized treatment outside of Central Virginia.
An extra hand. From yard work to delivering meals, we help families live life as normally as possible.
A way for kids to be kids. Backpacks filled with games and activities distract kids from the discomfort of treatment and hospital stays. Brothers and sisters aren't forgotten either. Mentors make everyone in the family feel loved.
Crater Community Hospice
Crater Community Hospice’s mission is to educate the community on serious illness and end of life concerns and provide families and patients with quality care and supportive services.
CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
We are called to provide high quality healthcare, promote wellness, and connect community talents and resources with people in need in the name of Jesus Christ.
Originally, CrossOver furnished free legal assistance, help with rent and heating bills, clothing, and medical care to needy individuals and families. The ministry focused on the low-income Church Hill neighborhoods and demand for assistance offered by the ministry quickly snowballed. Buddy and Cullen remember shutting down operations for a day to pray that funding and other resources would continue.
The founders soon came to understand that health care was a “foot in the door“ – a first step in assessing other life needs – and CrossOver began the transition to a medical ministry. A large contingent of volunteer nurses and doctors were inspired to join in the work.
Fairfax Futures was launched in June 2004 at the Early Learning Is Good Business summit with the goal of raising awareness and building support for quality early childhood education and school readiness in Fairfax County.
Since its inception, Fairfax Futures has partnered with county agencies, Fairfax County Public Schools, area corporations, foundations, community organizations and early childhood education programs to help children enter kindergarten ready to learn, grow and thrive.
Family Lifeline brings health and hope into the home. We partner with individuals and families at critical points in their lives to strengthen overall well-being and independence by delivering intensive home and community-based services.
FeedMore is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs like the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry and Kids Cafe. Spanning nearly one-third of the state, across 34 counties and cities, FeedMore serves more than 200,000 individuals in the region’s most vulnerable populations – children, families and seniors. Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger, FeedMore’s multi-tiered approach and comprehensive programs are dedicated to nourishing the community while empowering lives.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes-Greater Richmond
FCARVA is part of an international ministry that serves five counties and the city of Richmond with the mission to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. For more information on ministry programs please visit FCARVA.org.
Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
To feed the hungry through a community-wide network of partner agencies and engage our community in the fight to end hunger.
Fresh Start for Single Mothers and Their Children
Fresh Start for Single Mothers and Their Children Community Outreach Project is a unique program designed to provide an environment of positive support for single mothers and their children, where they will find encouragement, education, inspiration, growth, hope for daily living and their future.
Friends of Goochland Parks
Friends of Goochland Parks is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer organization whose purpose is to enrich the recreational and leisure opportunities for Goochland County citizens and visitors through its park system and to protect preserve and showcase the parks’ natural and historic features.
Friends of Goochland Parks emerged from a group originally organized as a Task Force of the Goochland Chamber of Commerce who were inspired by this unique opportunity to help residents and visitors rediscover and reconnect to the natural and scenic beauty of the James River, and have served as champions of Tucker Park since its inception.
George Mason University Foundation
The George Mason University Foundation was established in 1966 to receive, manage, invest, and administer private gifts for the benefit of the University, including endowment and real property.
Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond
Girls on the Run is a transformational physical activity based positive youth development program for girls in 3rd through 8th grade. We teach critical life skills through dynamic interactive lessons and running games. The program culminates with the girls being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K running event. The goal of the program is to unleash confidence through accomplishment while establishing a lifetime of appreciation of health and fitness. Our mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The 20-lesson Girls on the Run Curriculum combines training for a 5k (3.1 miles) running event with lessons that inspire girls to become independent thinkers, enhance their problem solving skills, and make healthy decisions. All of this is accomplished through an active collaboration with girls and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community.
Goochland Education Foundation
Our mission is to secure funding to support innovative learning opportunities for Goochland County Public School students.
GoochlandCares programs have been a safety net for our community since 1952. The mission of GoochlandCares is to provide health care and basic human services to Goochland residents in need. GoochlandCares envisions a Goochland community where everyone’s basic human needs are met.
GFCFS is the only organization in Goochland that provides a safety net for those needing assistance with immediate food, housing, health, safety, and other basic needs.
Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia
We are a locally focused non-profit 501 c3 organization. We are a gently used goods retailer. We are a recycler, repurposing goods and keeping them out of our landfills. We are a solutions partner for employers. All of these definitions serve to support our most important role- as the leader in community workforce development.
GRASP (GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program,Inc.)
GRASP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable, college-access organization that assists students and families in obtaining funding for post-secondary education.
GRASP will help students and their families, regardless of their financial resources and at no charge to them, develop an educational plan by:
- Assisting them with the financial aid process;
- Awarding and administering scholarships;
- Inspiring them to believe that secondary and post-secondary education are attainable; and
- Supporting them during the completion of their educational goals.
GRASP’s goal is to ensure that every student has an equal opportunity for continuing education after high school, regardless of financial or social circumstances.
Greater Richmond ARC
In partnership with families, the Greater Richmond ARC creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities. ARC empowers people with disabilities across the broadest spectrum: Across the life span--from infants to the elderly, across all levels of disability--from mild to profound, across the community -- not limited by geographic boundaries-- so families can have the best help wherever they live.
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids
Greater Richmond Fit4Kids is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving children’s health and reducing the prevalence of childhood obesity in the Richmond region. We do this by offering innovative programs that promote physical activity and healthy eating in schools, community organizations, and beyond.
Greater Richmond SCAN
Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) is dedicated solely to preventing and treating child abuse and neglect in the Richmond area. We fulfill our mission through the following goals: 1) To deliver and promote programs that prevent and treat child abuse and 2) To increase public awareness of child abuse and neglect.
Habitat for Humanity Prince William County
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Our Neighborhood Revitalization program serves more families by engaging residents and other community partners to revive neighborhoods and make them safe, inviting places to live. Neighborhood Revitalization delivers an array of housing solutions such as repairing rundown homes with minor exterior repairs; providing critical home repairs that alleviate health, life and safety issues or housing code violations; rehabbing vacant and foreclosed homes to provide home ownership opportunities for low-income families; and improving the energy efficiency of homes through weatherization.
Habitat for Humanity believes in giving community members a hand up, not a hand out. We do this by partnering with low-income families who are in need, willing to provide sweat equity, and have the ability to repay a no- or low-interest mortgage or a portion of their home repair costs.
By providing Neighborhood Revitalization’s four primary services: Homeownership, Home Preservation, Critical Home Repair and Weatherization, we have helped more than 180 families achieve decent, safe and affordable housing since 1994.
Hanover Education Foundation
The Hanover Education Foundation is a non-profit, tax exempt 501 (c)(3) organization formed by citizens of Hanover County to provide our students with unparalleled educational opportunities and experiences by augmenting existing tax grant-based funds.
The HEF is a vital part of the educational endeavors of Hanover County Public Schools. Join with us in supporting the work of our foundation to prepare our children to live and work productively in the 21st Century. Your contribution is tax deductible.
Health Brigade provides quality health services, especially to those least served, in a compassionate and non-judgmental environment.
Heart of Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America
The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.
Henrico Education Foundation
Created in 1992, the Henrico Education Foundation, Inc. (HEF) is an independent, nonprofit community-based organization providing the Henrico County Public School (HCPS) with additional educational programs, financial resources and support to increase student achievement and create innovation in the classroom.
Hero Homes, Inc.
HeroHomes is a 501(c)3 not for profit foundation established to build houses for those who have fought for the preservation of freedom and democracy for others. These deserving vets and their families cannot regain what they lost defending our country, but we can give them a new start in building a solid foundation for their future and the dignity of an independent life in a wonderful small town community setting. We provide the opportunity for disabled veterans to rejoin society with the security and pride of home ownership.
Working alongside established veteran support organizations to identify and place deserving and injured veterans into our homes, we offer a number of program options:
- Veteran-purchased home
- Veteran-purchased with a portion subsidized
- Fully donated homes
Homeward's Project Homeless Connect
Homeward serves as the regional voice on homelessness and related housing and human services for the Richmond region. As the regional planning and coordinating agency for homeless services, Homeward's mission is to prevent, reduce, and end homelessness by facilitating creative solutions through the collaboration, coordination, and cooperation of regional resources and services.
Housing Families First
The mission of Housing Families First is to provide families experiencing homelessness the tools to achieve housing stability. The goal is not only to assist families in finding permanent housing, but also to ensure that each family has access to the supportive services necessary to achieve long term housing stability.
As the charitable arm of Cobb Technologies, Imprint's mission is to seek out and assist unheralded causes that provide relief for at-risk and impoverished youth in our community. By leveraging Cobb Technologies' resources and status in the business community, we hop to usher these causes into the spotllight and lend them a voice to be heard.
Institute for Science, Tech, Engineering & Math
The Institute for Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Inc. is a non-profit cultural organization those mission is to transform our culture by creating excitement for innovative young people to become involved with science, technology, engineering and math and inspire them to pursue careers in these fields while teaching them valuable life skills such as teamwork, project management, problem solving, communications and leadership.
Junior Achievement of Central Virginia
We are empowering young people to own their economic success. Our volunteer-based K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.
Keep Prince William Beautiful
Keep Prince William Beautiful, Inc. is a non-profit environmental organization that serves Prince William County through partnering with residents, businesses and government to educate and inspire people to be environmental stewards and Keep Prince William Beautiful.
Leadership Metro Richmond Inc
Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR) is our region's community leadership development and engagement organization. LMR began in 1980 to improve racial, gender, and socio-economic divides in our area's community leadership. Today over 2,000 diverse leaders have participated in our 10-month leadership development program, Leadership Quest. Our graduates mirror our region and include individuals who have been publicly recognized as key leaders in our area and leaders who quietly make significant impact in their communities. We connect diverse leaders with one another and partner with organizations to create opportunities for community engagement. LMR provides leaders with an environment for high-performing conversations, broadens their knowledge and perspectives about our region, and inspires them to serve unselfishly.
Liberation Veterans Services
We believe two words that should never go together are “veteran” and “homeless”.
We have one program and it is the same as our mission: to serve homeless veterans in crisis. Our program houses, feeds, clothes and rehabilitates 25 clients, all of them single male military veterans who are homeless. We operate a low demand program, meaning there are as few barriers as possible to gaining entry here. All of our clients have mental health and/or substance abuse issues which contribute to their homelessness problems.
Our program is different than others in the Greater Metro Richmond region because we focus on our clients as individuals and customize a rehabilitation program for them. Our talented case managers know all of their clients and work hard to help them help themselves through Relapse Prevention classes (we have a certified substance abuse prevention counselor on staff), Life Skills training, and Financial Literacy Skills classes provided twice monthly by SunTrust. With the bus stop right in front of our Hull Street facility, our clients can easily get to their medical appointments at McGuire VA Medical Center, only three miles away.
We envision a community where all veterans have a place to call home.
Little Sisters of the Poor
As Little Sisters of the Poor, we welcome low-income elderly as we would Jesus Christ himself, regardless of race, religion, or national origin, and serve them with love and respect until God calls them home.
Louisa Arts Center
The mission of the Louisa Arts Center is to stimulate awareness and appreciation of the arts through varying visual art exhibitions, concerts, theater performances, studio classes, workshops, and lectures, to entertain and enlighten; while strengthening diversity, interpretive ability and interactive creativity for both youth and adults. The aim is to broaden audience involvement and access and to improve the livelihood of artists and their opportunity to contribute to the community. By doing so the Louisa Arts Center makes the Town of Louisa and Louisa County a more appealing place to visit, locate a business, and call home.
Love of Learning Inc.
Started by two local elementary school teachers, we're now a small, collaborative team of local educators, business leaders, and community members who are passionate about changing the world. Love of Learning’s dedicated team works across central Virginia to support our work investing in children’s literacy. Our team shares a common vision, a common set of values, and an unwavering commitment to standing with less fortunate families to help them improve their children’s literacy development. The Love of Learning team has a diverse range of backgrounds and skill sets, but we share a common passion for changing the world. We work hard to accomplish our mission – but we insist on having fun while doing it!
Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia
Wishes are more than just a nice thing
A wish experience can be a game-changer for a child with a critical illness.
This one belief guides us in everything we do at Make-A-Wish®. It inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve. It compels us to be creative in exceeding the expectations of every wish kid. It drives us to make our donated resources go as far as possible.
Most of all, it's the founding principle of our vision to grant the wish of every eligible child.
Wishes are more than just a nice thing. And they are far more than gifts, or singular events in time. Wishes impact everyone involved - wish kids, volunteers, donors, sponsors, medical professionals and communities. The impact varies. For wish kids, just the act of making their wish come true can give them the courage to comply with their medical treatments. Parents might finally feel like they can be optimistic. And still others might realize all they have to offer the world through volunteer work or philanthropy.
Whatever the odds, whatever the obstacles ... wishes find a way to make the world better.
Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers
During the past 25 years, Sports Backers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has developed programs and events that are designed to inspire people from all corners of our community to live actively. We achieve this work by focusing on a network of collaborative partnerships with other organizations, businesses, local governments and faith based institutions. In order to have transformational change, we realize we can’t do it all alone, but rather we work to build a movement of change in our community to make active living the easy choice.
Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC)
The Military Child Education Coalition's mission is to ensure inclusive, quality educational opportunities for all military-connected children affected by mobility, transition, deployments and family separation.
Mission Gait's mission is to empower the physical rehabilitation community, through education and research, to help patients with complex gait disabilities learn to move again with confidence.
Mountain Mission School Endowment Foundation
Since 1921, God has brought more than 20,000 at-risk youth out of their distress and into the land of promise that is Grundy’s Mountain Mission School.
We serve as home, church and school to more than 200 kids in need, coming to us not only from Appalachia, but also from more than 60 countries worldwide.
MMS provides each child with the foundation of first-rate academics, a loving family environment, positive social support, and a firm commitment to the gospel of Jesus Christ.
NextUp is committed to providing Richmond middle school students with opportunities to continue their learning beyond the school day through a variety of high-quality, coordinated programs to ensure they are productive, engaged and having fun!
Nolef Turns Inc.
Nolef Turns Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, based in the Richmond, VA area. While our main focus is on job placement, self-employment and entrepreneurship encouragement, we are committed to helping reduce recidivism and crime by helping individuals with justice involvement with job search and training assistance, restoration of rights, voter education, education, housing transition, parenthood initiatives, healthcare initiatives, basic needs, and mentoring youth to prevent introduction to the juvenile justice system, among other areas in order to empower those with challenged backgrounds. We work with a multitude of organizations, small businesses, and community partners in order to be a bridge to those looking to turn their past into a positive. Nolef Turns Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or national and/or ethnic origin.
One Love Foundation in honor of Yeardley Love
At One Love, we believe that the more we can identify and navigate healthy and unhealthy relationship behaviors, the less likely we will end up in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Knowing that knowledge is key to avoiding tragedies, we empower people to understand that one conversation, one action and one person can make a difference and even save a life.
Operation Healing Forces
The mission of Operation Healing Forces (OHF) is to serve the needs of our active-duty and recent-veteran wounded, ill, and injured Special Operations Forces (SOF) and their spouses by starting or continuing the process of mentally, physically and emotionally healing in preparation to return to the fight or transition successfully into civilian life
Operation Renewed Hope Foundation
ORHF’s mission is to provide quality housing and supportive services to our Nation’s homeless Veterans.
We provide a range of services assisting Veterans and breaking their cycle of homelessness or preventing Veterans from becoming homeless.
Paralyzed Veterans of America
The Paralyzed Veterans of America, Mid-Atlantic Chapter, is based on creating a positive and healthy transition for all newly injured Veterans with spinal cord injuries and disease, and supporting existing members live productive lives.
Partnership for the Future
Partnership for the Future (PFF) helps motivated high school students with limited resources transition from high school to college and employment, so they can become successful, contributing members of our community.
Peter Paul Development Center
Peter Paul Development Center (PPDC) is an outreach and community center serving Church Hill and neighboring communities in Richmond’s East End. Founded in 1979, it is the oldest community-based agency continually serving Church Hill children and families. PPDC gives children a safe, consistent, structured, and loving environment in which to thrive, where staff and volunteers establish long-term relationships of trust and support for the children and their families. In addition to Youth Programs, PPDCs Community Programs are an integral part of life in Richmond’s East End.
Pregnancy Resource Center of Metro Richmond
Since 1983, the PRC of Metro Richmond has served thousands of women in the greater RVA community. It's our goal to provide you with compassionate care, objective information and practical resources on your pregnancy options so that you can make a confident, fully informed decision.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, Inc.™ is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities including education and outings.
The Quill Theatre's mission is to create theatre rooted in the genius of Shakespeare that provokes the mind and speaks to the soul.
Relationship Foundation of Virginia
Relationship Foundation of Virginia (RFVA) has a clear vision - to strengthen relationships for better families-and we do so by providing education, tools and exerpiences to our community.
Richmond Animal League
The Richmond Animal League (RAL) is the area’s oldest non-profit “no-kill” organization committed to reducing the homeless pet population in the Richmond area. Founded in 1979, RAL provides temporary housing, medical treatment, sterilization, and quality care to over 1,700 companion animals each year until they are adopted into permanent and loving homes.
Please consider a donation to Richmond Animal League. As a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, we are dependent upon the generosity of people like you! All contributions go directly to providing care for our rescued animals. Donations are tax deductible.
Richmond Audubon Society
Richmond Audubon Society (RAS) was established in 1973, and is a chapter of the National Audubon Society. RAS is dedicated to the observation and conversation of birds and other wildlife. Our members participate in local conservation efforts, habitat restoration, and monitoring of applicable legislation. We have over 1400 members throughout Central Virginia, made up of a diverse group of people from various backgrounds, interests and birding experience levels. RAS is active in citizen science projects, education, and outreach to citizens from kids to seniors about birds, habitat and nature. RAS is also active in sharing information on environmental legislative issues and working to address global warming and protection of endangered species.
Richmond ballet's mission is to awaken and uplift the human spirit, both for audiences and artists.
Richmond Justice Initiative
Our mission is to educate, equip and mobilize communities with the tools needed to be a force in the global movement to end human trafficking. Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI) is a non-profit, faith-based organization that works locally and nationally to eradicate human trafficking through education, equipping communities with not only awareness, but ways to take action and affect change. We are committed to protecting at-risk youth by educating them about human trafficking through our award-winning Prevention Project® program, and we further engage the rest of the community through speaking engagements, in-depth trainings, and prayer. RJI is wholly supported through the voluntary generosity of individuals, churches and businesses.
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance
Richmond Performing Arts Alliance is a 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide diverse local and world-class performing arts, transformative arts education experiences for students of all ages, and inspirational venues—all to strengthen the cultural and economic vitality of Greater Richmond Region.
Richmond Symphony Orchestra League
Serving Richmond since 1958, the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League (RSOL) is a membership-based, non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating a volunteer base to support the Richmond Symphony through fundraising, education and community involvement. The Richmond Symphony Orchestra League is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization. The RSOL was formed in 1958 as the Women’s Committee of the Richmond Symphony, as an all ladies organization. The organization voted, in 1993, to change its name to the Richmond Symphony Orchestra League, Inc. (RSOL), opening its membership to both men and women. The membership now stands at 175 and growing. The group is dedicated to supporting, assisting and encouraging the growth and development of the Richmond Symphony. To accomplish this goal, the RSOL has developed a variety of programs and activities to stimulate interest in and appreciation of the Symphony and its music among diverse audiences as well as to provide opportunities for fundraising on behalf of the Symphony.
Rx Partnership (Rx Drug Access Partnership)
Rx Partnership is a public/private partnership which exists to increase access to medication for Virginia’s vulnerable populations and serve as a resource to the organizations that support these populations.
Saint Francis Home
To provide high-quality residential and assisted care and services for older adults of limited financial means in a home-like environment where independence, dignity and self worth are nurtured.
Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center
The Scottish Rite Childhood Language Center is a non-profit speech and hearing clinic founded by the Richmond Scottish Rite Organization in 1991. Our mission is to provide testing and treatment for communication disorders with fees based on a families’ ability to pay. We work with most pediatric communication disorders including speech, language, stuttering, voice, apraxia, hearing and auditory processing.
Our mission is to work with communities to ensure access to healthy food and the support to lead healthy lives.
We believe everyone should have good food-- food that is good for our bodies, good for the environment, and good for our communities. However, thousands in Richmond lack access to healthy food. Many people also lack the tools and resources to cook it, eat it, and share it. Through sustainable agriculture and hands-on experiences, Shalom Farms works with communities to ensure access to healthy food, and the support to lead healthy lives.
Sheltering Arms Foundation
Since 1889, patients and their families have come to Sheltering Arms looking for hope and healing, often following very difficult life events that are physically, emotionally and financially overwhelming. Sheltering Arms is the type of organization that exists to help people regardless of their situation. The courageous idea of our founder, Rebekah Peterkin, as well as the support of our community, have allowed Sheltering Arms to keep that promise as we provide a full continuum of rehabilitative care and wellness services and help people find the Power to Overcome.
Generosity, compassion and a commitment to excellence have kept us going for 125 years. Now more than ever, we are excited to launch the next 125 years with renewed zeal to push the boundaries of rehabilitative technology and life-changing innovations. We are dedicated to expanding educational opportunities for our staff of physicians, therapists and nurses, while conducting more groundbreaking research to achieve even greater success with the patients we serve.
The School of Performing Arts in the Richmond Community's mission is to profoundly influence young people’s lives through exceptional performing arts education.
Testimonials and research prove that SPARC’s programs are profoundly important in the lives of young people. Every SPARC program is planned, executed, and evaluated with extraordinarily high standards for quality. SPARC’s faculty and program leaders are among the top talents in their fields; they use their experience and professionalism in forming life-changing, long-term, positive relationships with SPARC’s students. Young people participating in SPARC’s programs cite these programs as profoundly influencing their lives — their confidence, their social skills, their sense of safety and acceptance, their influence on others, their poise and professionalism, and even their chosen careers. “SPARC saved my life” is heard so frequently that it no longer seems surprising.
Special Olympics Virginia
The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities.
Our mission is to create opportunities and transform the lives of individuals with physical and visual disabilities through sport.
St. James's Children's Center
We love. We teach. We nourish. We explore. The heart of our mission is a deep and abiding love and respect for each of the 70 children we serve. We believe that all children deserve the highest quality childhood.
St. Joseph's Villa
St. Joseph’s Villa is a non-sectarian 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and youth reach their potential.
We create brighter futures for children of all socioeconomic backgrounds faced with developmental disabilities, diverse learning styles, mental health issues, homelessness and other challenges.
STORY (Southside Transformation Opportunities for Residents and Youth) is the new nonprofit established by the Hopewell Redevelopment and Housing Authority. It will operate all of its previous program targeted at low-income residents and expand its service area into the Southside region of Virginia. Its focus will be on educational programs and outcomes for youth and holistic programming that restores hope for adults.
Experiencing a medical crisis is hard enough. Dealing with it away from home can make it even harder.
That’s why we do what we do.
The Doorways provides a healing, emotionally supportive environment for those who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of “home.”
The First Tee of Greater Richmond
Our mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.
The Good Shepherd Alliance
The Good Shepherd Alliance is a Christian nonprofit that has served the homeless (and near-homeless) in Loudoun County, Virginia since 1983. Today, our services help more than 3,000 men, women and children each year. We provide almost 10,000 bed nights. And 77% of those we serve go on to stable housing.
The Hawthorne Cancer Foundation
In their fight against cancer, Bill and Barbara Hawthorne bequeathed money to The Johns Cancer Foundation to provide a resource center for all cancer patients in the community.
In 2001, with the support and backing of The Johns Cancer Foundation and CJW Medical Center, The Hawthorne Cancer Resource Center opened through the vision of Co-Founders, Robin P. Yoder and Melanie Dempsey who wanted to centralize the essential cancer resource to help patients and loved ones cope.
In April 2015 the name of the foundation was officially changed to the Hawthorne Cancer Foundation.
The James House Intervention/Prevention Services
We offer cost-free, confidential help for people affected by sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking in the Greater Tri-Cities Region of Virginia.
The JHW Foundation
The JHW Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation aimed at raising awareness about substance use disorders and addiction in young adults and supporting young adults in recovery.
The Foundation, named in honor of our son, John Henry Watkins, III, goal is to raise awareness and educate communities about the disease of addiction in young adults and to support programs that promote opportunities for lasting recovery.
We provide financial and technical assistance to collegiate recovery programs in Virginia; financial support to programs and organizations that provide quality care for substance use disorders and addiction and support to individuals to assist with gaps in insurance coverage for treatment and sober living housing.
The Nature Generation
We focus on our nation’s youth to inspire this next generation to carry the mantle forward. We enrich their experience with nature and outdoor projects so that as they become adults they will think about and care about the footprint they and their family and business make.
Through Teach Green and Read Green we educate them and encourage them to look at expanding their studies into the fields of sustainability, environmental science, alternative energy and green technology. We aspire to teach the ethos of environmental stewardship to individuals, businesses and communities. We recognize and reward those that demonstrate insight and leadership in this field.
We invest in innovative ideas and programs:
- We are the founders of the United States’ first environmental stewardship literature and book award program — the Read Green Program.
- We are the stewards of trails and community and school habitats through our Teach Green Program that allows students a firsthand knowledge of the diversity, strength and fragility of local ecosystems.
The Shepherd's Center of Richmond (TSCOR)
The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond (TSCOR) is not a place or a building. It is a non-profit, service and education organization for people around 50 and over who participate in programs of mutual interest and help their neighbors through volunteer service. Founded by Bob Seiler and incorporated in March of 1984, TSCOR is a successful and inspiring model of just how resourceful a group of older men and women can be in making Richmond a more caring community for older people.
The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s 400-year history for over a century. Located in the heart of historic downtown, the Valentine is a place for residents and tourists to discover the diverse stories that tell the broader history of this important region.
Together for Tanzania
Beginning its ministry in Tanzania in late 2008, Together for Tanzania became a non-profit organization in January 2010 and received 501(c)(3) status in spring of 2010. But the seed of this organization was planted in 1956 when God called Jeanette Baker (Brannan) to be a missionary in Africa. At age 13, Jeanette took the call seriously and remained obedient to that call through the first part of her senior year in high school. Then...college, marriage, family, divorce and remarriage. Through the peaks and valleys of her life choices and walk with the Lord, Jeanette always felt the tug of that call to Africa. At age 64, Jeanette was given a second chance. A mission trip to Tanzania in 2008 changed her life and eventually changed the lives of many children and adults in Tanzania. Upon her return from that first trip, Jeanette realized that God had other plans besides an annual trip to Tanzania. Putting just the right people before her and opening up doors never imagined, God led Jeanette and her husband Mel to form an organization that would provide educational, medical and missional support to thousands of children and adults in Tanzania.
Tricycle is on a mission to grow a healthy future through urban agriculture.
UMFS is a nonprofit agency that provides a comprehensive array of programs to meet the needs of high-risk children and parents to enable them to overcome challenging circumstances and succeed. A national leader in helping children, we also proactively identify unmet social service needs throughout Virginia and develop appropriate partnerships to address them.
While teaching in the inner city after college, UnBoundRVA co-founders Sarah Mullens and Richard Luck saw an incredible amount of talent going underutilized. They noticed that individuals weren’t pursuing the college track or other avenues for a number of reasons that had absolutely nothing to do with ability or work ethic. After their stint with Teach for America was over, Richard and Sarah set out on a mission to develop a process that would help encourage and create successful entrepreneurs, utilizing the untapped talents individuals already possessed.
After months of researching, studying, and combining entrepreneurial programs and micro financing models from around the world, they developed UnBoundRVA.
In April 2014, the pilot class began workshops with 12 individuals. From there, the team selected the first five entrepreneurs to launch their own small businesses. UnBoundRVA has now completed three classes and launched 12 small businesses. In addition, the group has a strong volunteer group, amazing community partners, and a staff of four full-time employees working towards the mission of UnBoundRVA.
Today, we are a non-profit focusing on empowering individuals from low-income backgrounds through the opportunity to own their own business and transform their lives. We’ve now grown and evolved to bring 20 hopeful entrepreneurs together for the goal of launching five new businesses each year.
USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia
The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
VA Assoc. of Soil & Water Conservation Districts
The Virginia Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts and its Educational Foundation is to provide and promote leadership in the conservation of natural resources through stewardship and education programs. Flagship programs include the Dominion Virginia Envirothon, a team based natural resources competition for high school students and Youth Conservation Camp, an immersion into natural resource, conservation, environmental and agriculture topics on the campus of Virginia Tech led by career professionals and faculty. Experiential, hands-on and outdoor learning is fundamental to foundation education programs that provide a meaningful watershed education experience.
VA Deer Hunters Educational and Habitat Foundation
The Virginia Deer Hunters Association, (VDHA), a volunteer, statewide, non-profit organization founded in 1985, is dedicated to responsible management of Whitetail deer as a valuable resource. VDHA serves as "the voice" of deer hunters while protecting the rights and traditions of deer hunting.
VCU Massey Cancer Center
VCU Massey Cancer Center is among the top 4 percent of cancer centers in the country and is one of two in the state designated by the National Cancer Institute to lead and shape America’s cancer research efforts. Founded in 1974, Massey is dedicated to discovering, developing, delivering and teaching effective means to prevent, detect, treat and cure cancer through innovative research, patient care and education.
Veterinary Emergency Treatment Fund
Veterinary Emergency Treatment Fund's mission is to alleviate the pain and suffering of animals in underprivileged environments by providing funding for urgent care.
Virginia Baptist Homes Foundation
The VBH Foundation serves a very important mission: to support the work and ministry of LifeSpire of Virginia by raising funds to help our seniors enjoy a loving, welcoming community with quality care, security, and peace of mind through their lifetime. It is this mission and the spirit of its purpose and message that drives us to continuously grow and improve, so that we can better serve those who need us most.
Virginia Capital Trail Foundation
The Virginia Capital Trail Foundation (VCTF) is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization, with a mission to enhance, promote, and advocate for the continued development of the Virginia Capital Trail, a 52-mile dedicated multi-use trail connecting Richmond and Williamsburg along the beautiful and historic Route 5 corridor.
To make the Trail the world-class attraction it should be, the Foundation raises money to promote it within the region, the state, and the nation through partnerships and larger trail affiliations. The VCTF is also charged with enhancing the Trail by providing signs, trailheads, benches, and other amenities to make the trail experience safe, educational, and—most importantly—unforgettable.
Virginia Dental Association Foundation
The VDA Foundation is passionate about dental care and oral health because they profoundly affect the well-being and quality of life of individuals and communities. However, for many people, financial realities leave them with no hope of securing care. That is why our Foundation exists — to help underserved Virginians get the dental services they need. As the charitable and outreach arm of the Virginia Dental Association, the Virginia Dental Association Foundation (VDAF) garners the resources of dental professionals and the community at large to offer programs that serve over 7,500 people annually.
Oral health influences all aspects of our lives -- overall health, appearance, and even employment. Studies repeatedly show that poor oral health and diseases of the mouth can lead to other serious concerns, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, thousands of people experience pain, difficulty chewing, low self-esteem and other complications resulting from oral disease, simply because they lack resources to access dental care. Founded in 1996, the VDAF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides access to dental care for underserved Virginians. It accomplishes this mission through its three nationally-recognized programs -- Mission of Mercy, Donated Dental Services, and Give Kids A Smile.
Virginia Health Care Foundation
Healthy people and healthy communities are at the heart of the Virginia Health Care Foundation’s vision for Virginia.
VHCF is grateful for the generosity of its many corporate, foundation and individual supporters who share this vision and whose support has helped more than one million uninsured and medically underserved Virginians lead healthier, more productive, and independent lives.
Thanks to VHCF donors, we have been able to respond quickly to the changing health care landscape. The result has been a variety of innovative initiatives and highly successful collaborations, the benefits of which are being felt every day by Virginians of all ages, in all parts of the state.
VHCF’s focus on efficient use of resources ensures that our programs – and our donors’ investments – will have lasting, far-reaching impacts. Since its inception, VHCF has leveraged an average of more than $11 in cash, health services, and other in-kind contributions for each dollar spent. Few other organizations or investments can show such an astounding return.
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls
Virginia Home for Boys and Girls (VHBG) is a nonprofit organization that has been serving children in crisis since 1846. Nearly 50% of VHBG’s budget is supported by philanthropic dollars and community volunteers play a critical role in supporting the organization’s needs.
At VHBG, our mission is to help children across Virginia with emotional and behavioral health concerns by facilitating the healing process using a teaching-family approach. The trauma-informed care youth receive in our group homes, independent living arrangement, specialized K-12 school (John G. Wood), and therapeutic resource center restores hope to them and their families who then find the courage to thrive.
We believe all children deserve to grow up surrounded by a loving, nurturing family. All children deserve encouragement, protection, and a sense of belonging that comes from supportive adult relationships in a healthy family environment and a safe supportive community. After all, a healthy family is critical to every child’s ability to live a successful life.
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood
The Virginia League for Planned Parenthood's mission is to ensure that individuals and families have the freedom, information, and ability to make their own informed reproductive choices. We believe that each individual has a basic right to control their reproductive life. Individual control will lead to a better quality of life and stronger families and communities. Reproductive health decisions must be voluntary and private.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
At the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, we believe that great art should be shared.
Our permanent collection is free and our doors are open 365 days a year. Through our statewide partnerships and digital outreach, we strive to bring art experiences to every corner of the commonwealth.
You can help give Virginia another 365 days of great art by making a gift to VMFA. More than simply keeping our doors open, your gift will animate every aspect of the museum’s mission to preserve, collect and share the magnificent works of art under our care.
Virginia Museum of History & Culture
YOU can help build our Nation’s future on the firm foundation of Virginia’s past. The Virginia Historical Society was established in 1831 to preserve the memory of Virginia’s role in founding American democracy. Today, we’re still helping Americans and people around the world learn the lessons of the past, longer than any other historical society in the South.
Virginia Recovery Foundation
The Virginia Recovery Foundation (VRF) is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) established to support individuals seeking recovery and to foster education in the legal community, academic community, and among local community members.
Virginia Repertory Theatre
Virginia Repertory Theatre is a nonprofit, professional theatre company and the result of the 2012 merger of Barksdale Theatre and Theatre IV. Virginia Rep is the largest professional theatre and one of the largest performing arts organizations in Central Virginia. We are dedicated to the development and production of new plays, and we seek outside producing collaboration to insure the play has a life beyond its development and production at Virginia Rep.
For over 60 years, Virginia Rep has served Virginia’s adults, children, families and schools and contributed to the cultural, educational, and economic life of our city and region.
Virginia Veterans Services Foundation
The Veterans Services Foundation is an independent state agency that supports veterans and their families through the Virginia Department of Veterans Services' (DVS) programs and services.
Virginia War Memorial Foundation
The Virginia War Memorial depends on the generosity of corporations, businesses, military and veteran organizations, civic groups, other foundations, and most especially, individuals like you to fulfill its mission to Honor Veterans, Preserve History, Educate Youth and Inspire Patriotism in All.
Chartered in 2000, the Virginia War Memorial Foundation (VWMF) is the 501 (c) (3) corporation that finances all of the educational and patriotic programs, historic exhibits, documentary films, and student-teacher outreach of the Memorial.
VirginiaNavigator, a statewide public/private non-profit, provides community support information and guidance to individuals, families, and caregivers across Virginia including older adults, people with disabilities, and veterans — supporting independence, dignity and quality of life by providing access to vital services. VirginiaNavigator’s family of websites (disAbilityNavigator.org; SeniorNavigator.org; VeteransNavigator.org) offer a unique combination of technology and traditional one-on-one personal contact:
- An easy-to-search resource directory of 26,300+ programs and services;
- 1,075+ articles that educate and help guide consumers;
- 765+ links to content-specific websites and resources;
- Features such as Ask an Expert, Community Calendar, and Editor’s Pick articles on our home pages; and
- 742 grassroots "Navigator Centers" developed through partnerships with libraries, senior centers, hospitals, and faith communities – serving as community access points for all Virginians.
Leveraging the use of websites, coupled with our on-the-ground resources consisting of Navigator Centers and Community Specialists, Virginians turn to us over 1.5 million times annually.
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
The Visual Arts Center of Richmond (VisArts) has helped adults and children explore their creativity and make art since 1963. Each year, the organization touches the lives of more than 33,000 people through its classes, exhibitions, community outreach programs, camps, workshops and special events.
Founded in Church Hill as the Hand Workshop, the organization moved to the historic Virginia Dairy building at 1812 West Main Street, where it leased space for 17 years before purchasing and later renovating the building. Completed in 2007, the renovation transformed the facility into an inviting and inspiring 30,000-square-foot arts center, which includes the 1,800-square-foot True F. Luck Gallery. The gallery’s focus is on materials and processes of contemporary artists.
Each year, VisArts offers more than 800 visual and creative arts classes in clay, wood, fiber, painting, photography, printmaking, glass, metal, drawing, writing, decorative arts and other visual media. More than 125 instructors teach for the organization.
Westhampton Day School
For more than 60 years, Westhampton Day School has been an active member of the Westhampton community. As a mission of Westhampton United Methodist Church, the school provides full-day curriculum for 160 students, and employs more than 30 dedicated educators. WDS strives to create a nurturing environment that promotes curiosity, creativity, and a caring spirit among our young student population. WDS has a high retention rate among staff, with 94% degreed teachers and majority of teachers holding teaching licenses.
World Pediatric Project
World Pediatric Project heals children in developing countries today while creating and implementing long term solutions to address the critical healthcare needs of children and babies who will be born tomorrow.
YMCA of Greater Richmond
We know that lasting personal and social change comes about when we all work together. That’s why at the Y, strengthening community is our cause. Every day, we work side-by-side with our neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
Youth Life Foundation of Richmond
The Youth Life Foundation of Richmond operates Learning Centers to develop leaders by making long-term investments in children from at-risk communities.
We are on a mission to empower women, children, and their families to live their best lives.
Dominion Energy Charity Classic