Who We Are

Sometimes, it isn’t easy finding the right words to explain to people what the Richmond Community Foundation is, or what it does. Then we remember: the words are right there in our name.

It all starts with Richmond. When our organization was founded, in 1990, our goal was to make our community the best that it could possibly be. Everything we do, we do for Richmond, and that will never change.

Specifically, we want to create a stronger, healthier Community, which means supporting initiatives in a broad range of fields: education, sports and fitness, arts and culture, healthcare, the environment – just to name a few.

How do we support these initiatives? As a Foundation, we pool and invest donations, then distribute the investment income to local charities. Meanwhile, the initial investments continue to grow, allowing us to distribute new grants year after year.

In short, we’re here for today, for tomorrow, for Richmond.


To enable others to enhance the quality of life in Richmond, in all its cultural and ethnic diversity, by the attraction and prudent stewardship of donated capital, distributing the income by way of grants to respond to local needs and interests as a caring, ethical, and independent community foundation.


We are committed to improving the quality of life in Richmond by:

  • Responding ethically to the social, recreational, and cultural needs of the community in a responsible manner.
  • Recognizing and accommodating the diversity of our community.
  • Maintaining close and sensitive roots in the community.

We strive to operate an accountable community-based organization by:

  • Remaining neutral and independent of outside political, social, and economic influences.
  • Performing with integrity.
  • Acting as wise and judicious stewards of funds entrusted to us.


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