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News from the Community: TCF Announces Grant Awards

The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia (TCF) awarded over $2 Million to 47 local organizations through their community grant making program along with The Jenkins Foundation, a supporting foundation that focuses its grant program on improving health care in the region.  Each year, a portion of The Community Foundation’s grant making is awarded through a competitive process, in which local organizations apply for funding for programs and operations.  The process is guided by a framework in which the Foundation identifies nonprofit partners that are effectively, and many times collaboratively, working to lift up Richmond as a place where all of its residents can thrive.

The Community Foundation’s grant making is focused on investing in a healthy and thriving community in four specific results-based goal areas: Cultural Vibrancy, Economic Prosperity, Educational Success and Health and Wellness. Learn more about the community grant making process here. The next round of competitive grant applications are due May 5th.

Below is a list of the grants made in the first of two annual grant cycles for 2017 by TCF:

Cultural Vibrancy

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that community members have access to and an appreciation for arts and cultural opportunities.

 

Capital Trees
$25,000 to provide programming and operational support for projects to restore and enhance Richmond’s urban green spaces.

CenterStage Foundation
$25,000 to facilitate the strategic planning process.

CultureWorks, Inc.
$120,000 to support awareness of the rich arts and cultural offerings in the Richmond region.

Richmond Symphony
$30,000 to fund community-led Big Tent festivals.

School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community 
$40,000 to advance performing arts education outreach programs.

Virginia Repertory Theatre
$30,000 to support work with TRG Arts.

 

Economic Prosperity

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that the region’s resources are sustainable and its residents are economically stable and secure.

 

CARITAS 
$50,000 to support the CARITAS Shelter and Case Management Program.

Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia, Inc.
$50,000 to support Business Development integration and Customer Service certification training.

Greater Richmond Bar Foundation
$25,000 to expand the Pro Bono Clearinghouse program.

Homeward
$150,000 (over 3 years) to support the convening and coordinating of 30+ public and nonprofit homeless service providers.

Housing Families First
$30,000 to provide families and single women experiencing homelessness with permanent housing and stabilization services.

Junior Achievement of Central Virginia
$50,000 to support programming to tenth-grade students and sponsor of the Philanthropy Center at Junior Achievement Finance Park.

Neighborhood Resource Center
$35,000 to support NRC Works as well as youth development programs for individuals and families in Greater Fulton.

Sacred Heart Center
$40,000 to build organizational infrastructure to grow and serve the Latino population in Greater Richmond.

Virginia Supportive Housing
$50,000 to support permanent supportive housing services to ensure formerly homeless individuals remain stably housed.

 

Educational Success

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that young people achieve in school, engage in their community and are prepared for the workforce.

 

Armstrong Priorities Freshman Academy
$30,000 to support the Third Pilot Year of the Armstrong Priorities Freshman Academy.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Richmond
$50,000 to support ongoing core programs to over 400 youth daily at four Clubs in the City of Richmond.

ChildSavers
$50,000 to support quality early child care and education.

Communities In Schools of Richmond, Inc.
$100,000 to support coordination services for students in Richmond Public Schools.

Friends Association for Children
$30,000 to provide operating support for childcare and youth development programs.

Higher Achievement Program, Inc.
$50,000 to support the growth of programming focused on expanded learning, caring role models, and high expectations for low-income 5th-8th grade children.

Partnership for the Future
$50,000 to support programming for low-income, college bound students as well as to support a strategic plan to evaluate program expansion.

The Literacy Lab
$30,000 to support 36 full-time tutors.

The Podium Foundation
$15,000 to support middle and high school academic-year writing programs.

VCU Foundation
$54,000 to support the Richmond Teacher Residency.

Virginia Mentoring Partnership
$25,000 to provide general operating support.

YWCA of Richmond
$50,000 to support the Sprout School.

 

Health & Wellness

Grants awarded in this category aim to ensure that community members are safe and healthy.

Access Now  Jenkins
$40,000 to support access to donated specialty medical care for low-income, uninsured patients.

Better Housing Coalition  Jenkins
$40,000 to support the Senior Coordinated Care program, which provides health and wellness supports to older adults.

Cameron K. Gallagher Foundation  Jenkins
$15,000 to expand a prevention-based mental health program into additional high schools.

Chesterfield CASA  Jenkins 
$20,000 to support training and supervision for volunteers serving as court advocates for children who have experienced abuse or neglect.

CHIP of Virginia 
$30,000 to support the merger of CHIP of Virginia and Prevent Child Abuse Virginia.

The Daily Planet  Jenkins
$50,000 to provide access to medical transportation for older adults, promoting health and wellness in underserved communities.

Family Lifeline  Jenkins/TCF
$75,000 to support early childhood home visiting programs.

FeedMore  Jenkins/TCF
$100,000 to support Meals on Wheels and Senior Nutrition Programs.

Full Circle Grief Center  Jenkins
$25,000 to support community-based bereavement support groups.

Gateway Homes  Jenkins
$40,000 to provide training, counseling, and support for individuals with serious mental illness.

Greater Richmond SCAN  Jenkins/TCF
$100,000 to support Trauma Informed Care services that provide weekly intensive treatment groups for families affected by abuse.

Henrico CASA  Jenkins
$25,000 to support training and oversight of additional volunteers serving as court advocates for abused or neglected children.

Honoring Choices
  Jenkins
$35,000 to implement an electronic health record system.

Jewish Family Services  Jenkins
$12,500 to implement an electronic health record system.

McShin Foundation  Jenkins 
$25,000 to provide residential and wraparound services to clients in substance abuse recovery.

Senior Connections  Jenkins
$25,000 to support Family Navigators who help families navigate and access children’s mental health resources.

Side by Side
$30,000 to support transgender youth by increasing access to mental health services.

St Joseph’s Villa  Jenkins
$30,000 to develop patient and family-centered educational tools.

Virginia Dental Association Foundation  Jenkins      
$25,000 to support the Crisis Stabilization Unit, which serves youth experiencing mental health crises.

Virginia Treatment Center for Children  Jenkins
$40,000 to support a Clinical Practice Manager position to oversee operations at the Children’s Mental Health Resource Center.

 Learn more about how to apply for a grant through The Community Foundation, visit the ConnectVA “Funding Resources” page for more information on local funders, funding databases and subscribe to our ConnectVA “Grants and Funding Opportunities” Community Discussion Forum to stay up-to-date on funding announcements!

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