Richmond Memorial Hospital Founded as Public Community-Owned and Open Staff Hospital
RMHF Established as Independent Health Conversion Foundation from the Sale of Richmond Memorial Hospital
Summer Retreat Initiates Equity Conversations
Trustees, Dr. Bill Nelson and Dr. Danny Avula along with team member, Dr. Cynthia Newbille initiate conversations about equity.
RMHF Hires Dr. Mark Constantine as President & CEO
RMHF Establishes Mission, Strategy and Impact (MSI) Taskforce of Board
Gayle Williams, former president of the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation, guides RMHF Mission, Strategy, and Impact Taskforce to clarify mission, vision, values, ways of working, and strategic framework with focus on Equity + Health.
RMHF Engages Alice Buhl to Work with Trustees
Consultant, Alice Buhl, works with Trustees to understand governance best practices and reshape roles.
RMHF Selects Northern Trust as First Outsourced CIO
RMHF Engages The Center for Effective Philanthropy to Assemble Grantee and Applicant Feedback about Working with RMHF
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Awards Invest Health Grant
RWJF selects Richmond for Invest Health grant, which begins to garner attention and resources for the region.
Trustees Attend Board Retreat and Learn from Experts
Ambassador James Joseph, Gladys Washington, Betsy Russell and Cory Anderson speak to Trustees about understanding and addressing racial inequities.
RMHF Announces Equity + Health Fellowship Program
External reviewers select 18 fellows to participate in the inaugural program.
RMHF Host Community Event at the VMFA featuring RWJF's EVP Dr. Jim Marks.
Gita Gulati-Partee presents to Board on racial equity
Glen Harris Presents at the Carpenter Theatre
RMHF Publishes the Market Value Analysis (MVA) Resource Map
RMHF hosts Mission Investors Exchange reception and meeting
RMHF Hosts Equity + Health Fellows Learning Dinner
Fellows, Trustees and Staff hear from special guests: Susan Shumaker (President, Cone Health Foundation), Yanique Redwood (President & CEO, Consumer Health Foundation), Karl Stauber (Retired President & CEO, Danville Regional Foundation), Sherece West-Scantlebury (President and CEO, Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation).
RMHF Hires Managing Director for Equity + Health
May 2017-Mar 2018
RMHF Launches HEArts Visiting Artists Program
External reviewers select eight local artists and artist collectives to create works of art that communicate the concept of equity and its significance to residents of the Richmond region.
RWJF announces Culture of Health Prize
Equity + Health Fellows Share Recommendations with Trustees
Fellows charge RMHF to be a catalyst and champion for greater health and racial equity.
RMHF Hosts Annual Reception at Black History Museum
RMHF Meets with Abby Levine from Alliance for Justice to Discuss Policy and Advocacy
RMHF welcomes Dr. Roz Hobson Hargraves and Dr. John Moeser as Trustees.
Debby Kasemeyer meets with nonprofit partners
Debby Kasemeyer, Director, Community Development & Investments, Northern Trust meets with nonprofit partners to provide support and guidance on financing options.
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation Staff Visit Richmond to Share Learnings
Mission Investors Exchange Hosts Impact Investing Meeting
HEArts Exhibit Opens
RWJF Awards Connect Capital Grant
RWJF awards a 2-year grant to help Richmond attract and deploy capital at scale to improve residents’ health and increase their access to opportunity.
RMHF hires Managing Director for Community Investments and the Built Environment
Equity + Health Fellows Join Task Forces and Committees of the RMHF Board
RMHF Launches Refreshed Brand Identity and Website
RMHF Celebrates 20th Anniversary
RMHF Staff Participate in Retreat to Discuss Strategic Framework
RMHF Begins Offering Racial Equity Trainings for Grantee Partners
RMHF Launches Medicaid Expansion Cohort
RMHF Launches Class two of Equity + Health Fellows
RMHF hosts event at Virginia State University to share Co-learning and Equity cohort projects
Albert Walker joins RMHF as Director for Health Equity and Community Building
Jamie Bennett Visits Richmond and keynotes Creative Placemaking community event
National Advisory Board convenes in Richmond
Trustees Participate in Book Club with Jenkins Foundation
RMHF Initiates a Collaborative Funders Group
Health & Equity Fellows: Class 2 Report
The second class of Health & Equity Fellows identified their priorities for achieving greater equity, highlighting their efforts to address them, and making recommendations to RMHF on how the foundation can advance grassroots leaders in building a healthier, more equitable region.
RMHF Releases New Strategic Framework
RMHF Issues Open Calls for Funding in Access to Health Care, Built Environment and Arts
RMHF Kicks Off the HEAL Initiative
RMHF Supports Creation of the Virginia Funders Network
RMHF Releases COVID-19 Emergency Response Grants
RMHF Releases Access to Health Care Grants
RMHF Releases Health Equity, Arts and the Built Environment Grants
RMHF Transitions to Virtual Racial Equity Trainings
RMHF welcomes Tanya Gonzalez, Dr. Dessie Nash and Amy Strite as Trustees.
RMHF staff and Trustees begin to work with Gladys Washington on the impact of General Operating Support grants.
RMHF team works with Sukari Pinnock on what it means to be an anti-racist organization.
Gladys Washington joins RMHF as a Senior Fellow.
The RMHF Board selected Judy Collins, Sheryl Garland, Richard Grier and Jeffrey Cribbs as Trustee Emeriti.
RMHF & Laughing Gull Foundation commission VCU to conduct LGBTQ+ needs and opportunities assessment.
Community Foundation and RMHF commissioned Cecilia Barbosa's report: Advancing Equity for the Latino Population in the Richmond region.
RMHF Announces New Strategic Framework
Christopher Cuevas visits Richmond
Christopher Cuevas, Program Officer, LGBTQ+ Equality, Laughing Gull Foundation, visits Richmond to convene a meeting of the LGBTQ+ Needs and Opportunities Assessment Collaborators and connect with area partners serving the LGBTQ+ community.
RWJF Invests Advancing Health and Racial Equity in Greater Richmond
RWJF awards RMHF $1MM grant as fiscal sponsor to advance health and racial equity in the greater Richmond area. RMHF invested $750,000 to support the work of The Commonwealth Institute, Virginia Health Catalyst, Voices for Virginia’s Children and YMCA of Greater Richmond and $250,000 will be re-granted to Black- and Brown-led, grassroots organizations participating in a racial justice collective.
RMHF Announces Mental Health and Wellness Grants
RMHF announces general operating support grants totaling $500,000 for 16 organizations addressing mental health and wellness in recognition of mental health challenges emerging from the pandemic. RMHF Trustees have committed to invest $1MM over two years to support community partners addressing the critical mental health and wellness needs in the Richmond region.
Announcing RMHF’s 2022 Two-Year General Operating Support Grantees
As part the implementation of RMHF’s Strategic Framework for July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2027, RMHF awards 23 organizations that center health and racial equity two-year General Operating Support grants totaling $3,780,000.
RMHF Names Chief of Strategy and Impact
RMHF hires Courtney Rice as Chief of Strategy and Impact, a newly created role that is instrumental in overseeing the implementation of our new Strategic Framework.
RMHF Publishes 2022 Market Value Analysis (MVA)
Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, PlanRVA and the Philadelphia-based Reinvestment Fund partnered to create the 2022 MVA.
RMHF Announces New Trustees
RMHF is pleased to announce the newest members of our Board of Trustees who will join in January 2023. We welcome Dr. Rosalie Corona, Rudene Mercer Haynes and Roberta Keller to RMHF.
RMHF Publishes Elders Report
RMHF commissioned the Elders Report to evaluate and document unmet needs related to caring for older adults in our community.