Anthem presents $100,000 check to RBHF.

Phil-Ins: A Roundup of Nonprofit News (May 2024)

We’re back with Virginia nonprofit news! From workshops to life-changing grants and community investments, May was a busy month for organizations across the commonwealth.

Coalition of Community Groups to Host Power of Purpose Workshop

If you or your company are looking to step up your community engagement, consider signing up for a free workshop hosted by some of the region’s most well-connected organizations. “The Power of Purpose: Exploring the Basics of Business Community Engagement” is being hosted by ChamberRVA, InUnison, the United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg and the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond. Learn how your organization’s mission and purpose can drive your community engagement strategy. The workshop takes place on Wednesday, May 22 from 9-11 a.m. at United Way’s West End offices. Sign up here.

Two for Cover One

There’s no underestimating the life-changing impact of a high school coach, and in recognition of that weighty influence, the Cover One Foundation, a nonprofit working to level the playing field for local athletes and teams, recently awarded two grants to area high school coaches. The second annual Luke Reid Making a Difference Award was presented to Thomas Jefferson football coach Eric Harris and Petersburg boys soccer coach Ashley Martin, who each will receive $7,500, which is to be used for the benefit of their respective teams. Read more (with a subscription) in the RTD

Kudos for Nonprofit News Outlet

We’ll admit to some special admiration for nonprofit news outlets, so we were happy to see that the Virginia Press Association bestowed some love on the Virginia Mercury. The online outlet took home eight VPA awards, including three first place nods and sweeping the online column writing category. Founded in 2018, the Mercury is an affiliate of States Newsroom, the nation’s largest state-focused nonprofit news organization supported by grants and donations.

Nonprofit Development in Roanoke

Cardinal News Service reports that a Roanoke nonprofit is making one of the biggest investments ever in the “Star City.” The Presbyterian Community Center is investing approximately $6 million into a project designed to continue the transformation of one of the city’s ascendent neighborhoods. The PCC, which works to address homelessness and poverty, has broken ground on a 19,000-sf building in the Belmont-Fallon community. “Today, as we break ground together, we celebrate the largest investment by a nonprofit in southeast Roanoke in decades to accompany the extraordinary new growth in this most beautiful part of our city,” Roanoke Vice Mayor Joe Cobb said during the ceremony.

Anthem Foundation Grant Focused on Pre-term Births

The Women’s Residential Treatment Center – part of the Richmond Behavioral Health Authority that is focused on reducing pre-term births – has received a $100,000 grant from the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation. The center is one of only two substance-use disorder treatment facilities in Virginia that allow women to bring their children into treatment.

men pose at the fourth annual Sporting Clays Classic

On Target for Ronald McDonald House Charities

In partnership with Kids and Clays, RMHC Richmond recently hosted its fourth annual Sporting Clays Classic, raising $85,000 to support families with children undergoing medical treatment in the Richmond area. The event, held at Old Forge Sporting Clays in New Kent, attracted some 135 people who competed in sporting clay shooting and enjoyed food, drink and fun prizes. Planning for next year’s SCC is already underway.

As always, head to the events calendar for a look at what’s happening around the community.

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