Cultural Vibrancy

The Richmond region is becoming widely known for its creative spirit. Through a rich tapestry of arts and cultural organizations, we can both learn from the stories of our past and celebrate the diversity of cultures we enjoy today. A thriving arts district, robust community-based programming and abundant cultural experiences all create significant educational and economic impact for our region.

Our Goals:

  • Community members receive enrichment and education through a diverse offering of arts and cultural activities in their communities and schools.
  • Historic and cultural assets are preserved to enrich current and future generations


Recent Grants

Summer 2016

Arts Cohort
$15,000 to support the work of 6 youth-serving arts and culture organizations as they participate in a learning collaborative focused on evaluation and strategy, with the potential to develop collective outcomes.

$50,000 to support ART 180's community-based after-school youth development programs.

Maymont Foundation
$50,000 to provide general operating support for Maymont.

Richmond Ballet
$40,000 to support the 2016-2017 MINDS IN MOTION program in participating Richmond-area elementary schools, and the expansion of the program to add a team of Teaching Artists and enable more residency programs.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
$25,000 to provide funding for educational programming for Virginia Museum of Fine Arts visitors in conjunction with the 2017 exhibition, Terracotta Army: Legacy of the First Emperor of China.


Winter 2016


$40,000 to support CultureWorks' service to the Richmond and Tri-Cities region.

School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC)
$50,000 to support performing arts education outreach programs and curriculum.

School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community (SPARC) Pauley
$100,000 to support the Vision for the Future capital campaign.

Our impact "in motion"

TCF and its donors have long-supported the Richmond Ballet’s Minds in Motion program. Here is the story of Ira White and how this special program changed his life.

Creating Lasting Impact

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