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Go Play Outside: FOLAR Fuels a Love of the Outdoors

As I pull into Appomattox River Regional Park, two women are raking the trail. “Has anyone seen Ken?” I ask. One woman lifts her head, “I have!” It’s Debbie Newman, Friends of the Lower Appomattox River (FOLAR) Treasurer and Ken’s wife. Debbie leads me to a nearby spot where students and families are picking up… View Article

Life Threw Her a Curve, JRF Grantee Had Her Back

Hannah stands in her kitchen, mixing juice and water for her toddler’s bottle. After working with Flagler Housing & Homeless Services, Hannah has lived in this home for nearly a year. Hannah* is standing at her kitchen sink. It might not seem like anything special, but the care she takes as she loads the dishwasher and… View Article

Better Vision, Better Future: Conexus Helps Kids See

Young children may not be aware that their vision is a problem. Those vision problems can turn into learning problems. We feel it’s critical to our mission of creating healthy communities and bright futures that we remove vision challenges and make way for improved education. Conexus was an obvious choice when we looked for a… View Article

$357,412 in Grants Awarded to 13 Organizations

Trustee Andrew (Andy) Clark speaking at the John Randolph Foundation Grant Awards Ceremony. JRF awarded $357,412 at this year’s ceremony on January 18, 2018. John Randolph Foundation awarded $357,412 at a Grant Awards Ceremony on January 18, 2018. The Foundation is proud to partner with these 13 nonprofit organizations helping residents of the Tri-Cities area… View Article

District 19 Community Services Helps Residents Get on Their Feet

Jesse Grayes was referred to the Crisis Assessment and Stabilization Center late last year. Last month, Jesse’s depression got the better of him, and he attempted to harm himself. He ended up in the hospital where he was given a prescription and a recommendation to follow up with a mental health professional. “When I got… View Article

Petersburg YMCA Teen Programs Create Young Leaders

Chrinique Christian is manning the front desk of the Petersburg YMCA like she does most nights. In between answering calls and typing on the computer, she happily waves hello and goodbye to each guest. Chrinique is in her first year of college at Virginia State University, but she’s been a staple at the Y for… View Article

Grant Provides Affordable Dental Care at Hopewell-Prince George Community Health Center

Dr. Melba Bryant takes time to show her patient how she will fix her teeth. This patient is able to receive care because of the sliding pay scale offered by the Hopewell-Prince George Community Health Center. Dr. Melba Bryant is leaning over a dental patient to check for cavities. This patient in particular, Cora, is… View Article

JRF Awards Over $530,000 at July 20 Ceremony

John Randolph Foundation awarded its latest grants on Thursday, July 20th in front of a crowd of 125 partners, donors, and grant recipients. Responsive grants from the Foundation’s Mission Fund were awarded to 17 nonprofits totaling $403,369. The Foundation also awarded grants from endowment funds to eight organizations totaling $123,090, and finally two local educator… View Article

JRF Grantee “STORY” Lifts Families Out of Poverty

  A young STORY participant colors and talks to a mentor while the rest of the students arrive at Saturday Mentoring. Two kids run past my car and up the steps into the Thomas Rolfe Community Center. Inside, they join a handful of other children coloring around a table. Evans, a mentor sitting at the… View Article

The Power of Endowments: One Gift for Many Generations

An endowed gift lasts forever. It’s carefully invested – but never spent – and the investment returns power change in the community for generations. Endowments enable donors and nonprofit organizations to create a stable source of funding and invest in the future. A great example of an endowed fund at John Randolph Foundation is the… View Article