About the John Randolph Foundation
John Randolph Foundation partners with donors and organizations in the Tri-Cities area of Virginia to support healthy communities and bright futures.
JRF was initially established in 1991 as a supporting organization to the John Randolph Medical Center, a nonprofit hospital at the time. In 1995, the Medical Center was sold to Columbia/HCA, a for-profit corporation, and the Foundation became a separate, nonprofit organization. The proceeds from the sale were given to the Foundation to establish an endowment, our Mission Fund, which has grown steadily under our prudent investment policies.
Today, the Mission Fund supports the Foundation’s grant program, carrying out our mission to improve the health and well-being of the Tri-Cities area.
Through the generosity of our donors, JRF manages 104 charitable funds for a variety of causes and has invested over $26 million in the community through grants and over $2.4 million in scholarships since 1995.
John Randolph Foundation is one of Virginia’s 14 health legacy foundations, and is the only accredited community foundation among them. JRF is a founding member of the Virginia Consortium of Health Philanthropy, and a member of the Virginia Gift Planning Council and Virginia Funders Network.
A Timeline of Growth
John Randolph Foundation is established as a supporting organization to John Randolph Hospital.
John Randolph Hospital is sold to HCA & the Foundation becomes an independent nonprofit.
JRF awards its 1st round of grants.
The 1st scholarship is established to honor Frank Boyce’s service to John Randolph Hospital & the Foundation as the 1st CEO.
Hopewell-Prince George Community Health Center sees first patients.
The Foundation moves into 112 N Main, formerly home to Pioneer Federal Savings.
The first endowment is established to support the Appomattox Regional Library System.
Like many other foundations, JRF is impacted by the global economic downturn causing our grantmaking decisions to be more strategic.
JRF hits $1 million mark in scholarships awarded.
Ursula M. Gibbs leaves $4.6 million bequest to JRF, the most remarkable act of philanthropy we have ever witnessed.
JRF adopts the Youth Development Master Plan for the City of Hopewell.
The Trudy Bogese Endowment for Youth Development awards its 1st campership, a summer camp scholarship program for Prince George youth.
JRF rebrands, creating a new tagline “Healthy communities. Bright futures.”
JRF is chosen by John Tyler Community College Foundation to receive the Chancellor's Award for Leadership in Philanthropy from Virginia's Community Colleges.
JRF now administers 62 scholarship programs!
JRF launches "Susie's Fund for Medication Assistance" made possible through a bequest from the late Ursula M. Gibbs.
$768,000 in grants awarded to 31 community partners.
$234,000 in grants awarded from JRF Endowment Funds.