Community 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:

  • Residents are enriched and educated through a diverse offering of arts and cultural activities in their communities and schools.
  • The region's historic, cultural and natural assets are preserved to enrich current and future generations

Download our strategic framework for Community Vibrancy


Recent Grants

Fall 2017

$40,000 to support free youth programs led by professional artists trained in creative youth development best practices.

Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia 
$25,000 to support the access to and availability of history and cultural activities.

Maymont Foundation 
$50,000 to support ongoing maintenance, programming and vibrancy at Maymont.

Metropolitan Richmond Sports Backers
$100,000 to support Bike Walk RVA, a program designed to build safe and accessible infrastructure for people to bike and walk in all parts of the Richmond region.

Richmond Performing Arts Alliance (formerly CenterStage)
$50,000 to support the expansion of BrightLights Education Initiatives.

The Valentine 
$22,000 to support the opening of a new exhibition, Nuestras Historias: Latinos in Richmond. 

Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation (ICA) 
$50,000 to support free admission to temporary art exhibitions over three years and engage a broad array of visitors.

Virginia Repertory Theatre 
$30,000 to support the improvement and expansion of Virginia Rep's innovative health and wellness programs supporting RVA's neediest children and their families.

Virginia Voice 
$20,000 to support the new Live Audio Description program.

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Foundation
$15,000 to track existing space, determine its best usage and plan for optimum space utilization for the near- and long-term.

Visual Arts Center of Richmond
$30,000 to support free arts education and mentoring to Richmond youth.

Spring 2017

Capital Trees 
$25,000 to provide programming and operational support for projects to restore and enhance Richmond's urban green spaces.

CenterStage Foundation
$25,000 to facilitate the strategic planning process.

CultureWorks, Inc.
$120,000 to support awareness of the rich arts and cultural offerings in the Richmond region.

Richmond Symphony
$30,000 to fund community-led Big Tent festivals.

School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community 
$40,000 to advance performing arts education outreach programs.

Virginia Repertory Theatre
$30,000 to support work with TRG Arts.

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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