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On Saturday, Sept. 22, the state’s largest celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community will take place at the annual VA Pridefest at Brown’s Island – and Virginia’s nonprofit for LGBTQ+ youth, Side by Side, will be there celebrating pride. Among the l…

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When it comes to helping those in need, the folks at Davis & Green Electrical are always at the top of their game. Just recently they raised $15,000 in their annual Tug-of-War Championship benefiting The Doorways, a 115-room hospital hospitality house located in downtown Richmond.This an…

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As a senior at Longwood University, Candice Parsley was looking forward to graduating, and her upcoming student teaching placement.

During the warm summer months in Richmond, the action heats up on the Tom Folliard Basketball Courts at Pine Camp. For 12 years, The CarMax Foundation has partnered with the city of Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities to run the CarMax Summer Basketball League…

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Sometimes seemingly silly things can make a profound impact. Anyone who has witnessed a charitable fundraiser like the infamous Special Olympics Polar Plunge can attest to the zany joy of watching grown people dress up in silly costumes and jump into cold water to raise funds for a noble cau…

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For years, Grace Home Ministries (GHM), a nonprofit in Chesterfield, has been working with teen mothers who are determined to not let the odds defy them. GHM’s mission is simple: to provide support services for young women facing an unplanned pregnancy, equipping them with the knowledge and …

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Connect. Engage. Inspire. These are the three pillars that comprise the mission of Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR). Unlike the more conventional leadership development programs, LMR focuses on community leadership development and engagement. Lisa Sims, executive director of Venture Richmond,…

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While many Richmonders have heard of the MCV Campus and VCU Health, not everyone is aware of the foundation that helps bridge the financial gap to ensure that the lifesaving patient care, research and education we all depend on is available when we really need it. 

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Inside The Doorways it’s just another day. The staff is in place. Guests are checking in. Guests are checking out. Rooms are being cleaned. Meals are being prepared. Shuttles are arriving and departing. Tours are happening. Volunteers are coming and going. Healing is happening. 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

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With a dedication to fostering a fun and welcoming environment where people develop skills and independence, build self-esteem and cultivate meaningful relationships, the Weinstein JCC’s commitment to providing inclusive opportunities is a vital part of the nonprofit’s commitment to the Rich…

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When Jayden Valentine entered 6th grade last fall at Thomas H. Henderson Middle School, he was often quiet among his peers and teachers. He did not speak up in his classes. With encouragement from his mother, Jayden enrolled in NextUp, a free, coordinated system of after-school programs for …

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    Everyone on the planet has the right to the nutrition necessary to live life to his or her full potential. Since its founding in 1998, Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, has grown exponentially — and the ways in which the organization seeks to end hunger contin…

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      Did you know third-grade reading skills predict high school graduation? Currently, far too many American children - particularly those from low-income neighborhoods - reach the end of third grade without basic literacy skills. The YMCA of Greater Richmond is doing its part to improve all chi…