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Our focus on dynamic community

Our dynamic community grants enrich the wellbeing of our families, draw visitors to our city, build community pride, contribute to economic development, and make the Richmond region a positive and vibrant place to live, work, and play.

Our founders made significant investments in diverse organizations and projects throughout the Richmond community, such as Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, Maymont, Virginia Museum of History and Culture, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and many more. We hope to honor and continue their legacy by investing in a dynamic Richmond. 

“The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” 

– Nelson Henderson

Our 2 focus areas

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Vibrant spaces 

Vibrant spaces are​​ new or improved physical places where individuals, families, and visitors can come together and enjoy the outdoors/nature, recreation, and local attractions and venues. Potential projects could include:

  • community greenspaces or parks
  • arts and cultural exhibits or initiatives 
  • local attractions and venues that are open to the public

 

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Engaging experiences

Engaging experiences are innovative or enhanced programs and events where individuals, families, and visitors can come together and enjoy arts and culture, civic engagement, and local history. Funding in this area could:

  • bolster popular community events
  • improve access to enriching or educational opportunities  
  • promote health through physical or recreational activities

 

 

 

Learning what makes our community dynamic

We are actively seeking to engage with and learn from partners and organizations working to make Richmond a positive and dynamic place to live.

If you have or know of a project or initiative that falls into these focus areas, please complete our questionnaire.

Continuing to invest

We initiated our dynamic community grants program in 2022, investing in projects designed to make Richmond a more positive, dynamic place to live, work, and play. You can find a list of recent grantees here.

We continue to actively seek ways to engage with and learn from community partners and organizations working to make Richmond an even more dynamic place. If you have or know of a project or initiative that aligns with this focus area, please complete our brief questionnaire.

“These projects will serve to improve some of the region’s most unique assets, providing visitors and families with enriched experiences and vibrant spaces that will be enjoyed by many for years to come. We are excited to support their work.”

– Chris Chin, President & CEO, Robins Foundation