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Black Community Partnership Fund

Hampton Roads Community Foundation awards nearly $1 million in grants to Black nonprofits

In 2021, the Hampton Roads Community Foundation awarded nearly $1 million in grants to 30 local Black-led nonprofit organizations as a part of its commitment to racial equity.

This commitment involves confronting unfair and unjust policies and practices that persistently limit opportunities for Black people in Hampton Roads and beyond.

The grants come from the Black Community Partnership Fund, which the community foundation launched thanks to a $1 million gift from Facebook to support nonprofits with a majority Black board of directors, executive leadership and/or staff, and that primarily serve Black people.

“The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is serious about addressing racism and racial inequities in the region,” said Linda Rice, vice president for grantmaking. “These unique grants support Black leaders and organizations who know firsthand how to address important community needs.” Grants will be used over two years for a variety of programs and needs.

In 2022, the community foundation allocated $450,000 to the fund to continue its important work.

Donations from the community are welcome so that the fund can continue long after the Facebook grants funds are gone. Give now. (Type the “Black Community Partnership Fund” in the “Name of Fund” section.)

Recipients are:

Beauty for Ashes Contemporary School of Dance, $20,000

Black BRAND, $20,000

Blakey Weaver Counseling Center, Inc., $30,000

Buffalow Family and Friends Community Days, $10,000

Clever Communities In Action, $50,000

Community Outreach Coalition, $40,000

Don Carey REECH Foundation, $10,000

Edustar Performing Arts Society Inc. $10,000

Envision Lead Grow, Inc., $30,000

G.I.R.L.S. Club, $50,000

Garden of Hope, $50,000

Hearts Full of Grace Inc., $20,000

Hope U Inc., $50,000

I. Sherman Greene Chorale, Inc., $5,000

Kairos Freedom Schools of Virginia, Inc., $30,000

Life Enrichment Center of Norfolk, $50,000

Menchville House Ministries, Inc., $50,000

Mosaic Steel Orchestra, $50,000

New Vision Youth Services, Inc., $30,000

Nursing CAP, $10,000

Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, Inc., $50,000

Quality of Life Inc., $20,000

Southside Boys and Girls Club, $20,000

The Elders House, $10,000

TWP-The Youth Movement, $50,000

Visions of Truth Community Development Corporation, $50,000

Walk In It Inc., $45,000

Wesley Community Service Center, Inc., $50,000

Young Investor Group ,$10,000

Youth Outreach Urban Resources & Services, $50,000

The Foundation welcomes your unrestricted donations to the Black Community Partnership Fund. Give now. (Type the “Black Community Partnership Fund” in the “Name of Fund” section.)

The Hampton Roads Community Foundation is southeastern Virginia’s largest grant and scholarship provider. Since 1950 it has awarded more than $344 million in grants and scholarships to make life better in Hampton Roads.

For news media inquiries, contact Cherise M. Newsome, vice president for communications and marketing at

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