We are pleased to announce the top 10 nonprofit organizations for the 2020 Lora M. and E. Claiborne Robins Community Innovation Grant (CIG).
Awarded annually the CIG seeds a $500,000 proposal that applauds the imaginative, cooperative spirit of Greater Richmond. The award is designed to support a project that addresses unmet community needs or issues and shows innovation in programs, process, partnership and/or policy.
Through the CIG, we are able to connect the Foundation’s past with our future by highlighting the innovative and progressive characteristics of our founders. We know that our nonprofit partners have the expertise to create solutions to the most pressing challenges our region faces today.
Each of the top 10 finalist’s proposals demonstrates an innovative approach to solving the need, strategic collaboration and the potential for wider, long-term impact on the impacted audience.
The top 10 finalists for 2020 are:
- Circles RVA – Building Community to End Poverty
- Storefront for Community Design – 6PIC Culturally Responsive Career Success Pipeline
- Housing Families First – Bringing Families Home
- Help Me Help You Foundation – HMHY Reentry Navigation Continuum of Care
- Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Virginia Inc – Eviction Diversion Program
- Communities in Schools of Petersburg – Charting for Success
- Young Men’s Christian Association of Greater Richmond – Newcomer Welcome Center
- Full Circle Grief Center – Grief Counseling Groups in Elementary Schools
- Richmond Autism Integration Network – RAIN Social Skill Program Support and Community Outreach Proposal
- Latinos In Virginia Empowerment Center – Latin@ Empowerment Center
The CIG will be awarded to one of these finalists on March 3, 2020.
“Our non-profit partners remain committed to the innovative thinking and collaboration that is essential to bringing about transformative solutions to complex social issues impacting children and families in our region,” said Robert Dortch, Robins’ VP of Program and Community Innovation. “This year’s finalists are a dynamic and diverse group whose visions for transforming education, health, housing, workforce development, and reducing poverty have the potential to create a lasting and meaningful impact for generations to come.”
Robins Foundation was established in 1957 by E. Claiborne Robins and Lora M. Robins. The vision of the Foundation is to advance the greater Richmond community through strategic partnerships, collaborations and education, all of which will serve as a model for creating an environment of fairness and opportunity for everyone to thrive. To achieve this vision, Robins continues to conduct and support initiatives that encourage policy shifts, align with peers and nonprofits around community issues, and make investments that cultivate and support innovative solutions. Please browse our website for more information about Robins Foundation, the Robins family, or grant deadlines and giving focus.