RMHF and our community are at a critical inflection point. The pandemic has shone a harsh spotlight on the significant racial inequities that negatively impact the health and wealth of many Black and Brown people and that we must address as a community and nation.
Grant Guidelines and Practices
We have learned over the course of our equity journey that our grantee partners can do their best work when we streamline our processes, listen to the expertise of those doing on-the-groundwork in the community and trust them to take action. That’s why we champion multi-year general operating support for our partners. This structure gives grantee partners who are mission-aligned the flexibility to use funds for the work they believe is most critical for addressing community opportunities and challenges.
History of Grantmaking
We are proud to support the amazing work of our partners in the Richmond region.
What does it mean to be “mission-aligned”?
Based on our own mission of “fostering an equitable and healthy Richmond region,” the core work of mission-aligned organizations:
Advances health and racial equity.
Embodies an understanding of the social determinants of health.
Impacts those most affected by inequities.
In addition, we will give priority to organizations that show evidence of internal work at the Board and staff levels to advance Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.