Tag Archive: Philanthropy

18 Community Partners Receive $464,500 in Grants

John Randolph Foundation awarded $464,500 in grants to 18 local community partners on January 17, 2019. This grant cycle brings our total grants to $18 million since our inception in 1995. Among the nonprofits honored at the ceremony were two first-time JRF grant recipients – Boys to Men Mentoring Network of Virginia and The Maddie Mann… 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

“I’m not walking away:” Brenda Hayes Reflects on Nine Years as a JRF Trustee

“I had read about the Foundation, and I constantly saw something in the paper. One day, someone called me and asked me if I’d be interested in serving on the Board of Trustees, and I was.” That was nine years ago. Hopewell native Brenda Hayes said yes and joined the Board of Trustees of John… 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 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

Loving Jimmy | Crater Community Hospice

Jean Blackwell opened the front door of her home and greeted me with with a smile and a warm handshake. Stepping inside, I couldn’t help but gasp at the enormous sailfish on the wall above her fireplace. “Jimmy caught that on a business trip,” she said. I responded in amazement, “How? Where? … You can’t… View Article

The Modest Philanthropist | Jan and the Appomattox Regional Library System

Clad in yellow and black as an homage to her and her husband’s favorite sports teams, Jan Rowley greeted me from the top of the Hopewell Library stairs. She started part-time with the Appomattox Regional Library System nearly 20 years ago, and in 1998, she transitioned to full-time as the volunteer coordinator. Since then, she has… View Article

Reflection: Zane Blevins, A Blessing to Our Community

Last Christmas, John Randolph Foundation hosted a small lunch for our trustees, past and present. I can’t tell you how glad I am that we did. It was the last event (of many JRF events) that Zane Blevins attended. I can still see him and Eunice standing together, tenderly holding hands as Jerry Williams said… View Article

A Tax-Smart Giving Glossary for the Savvy Donor

With April’s tax deadline behind us and the end of Financial Literacy Month approaching, we think it’s a great time for donors to review this helpful glossary to ensure that your generosity pays off during tax season. Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) An individual’s total income for the year, less certain deductions.  Individuals may deduct cash contributions up… View Article