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Community Healing

Promoting Safety for All

Promoting Safety for All

Safety is essential for a healthy community. In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in mental health challenges, as well as an uptick in community violence and associated trauma. Both disproportionately affect people of color. As an organization committed to fostering an equitable and healthy Richmond region, RMHF is committed to promoting community safety and healing. Our Community Healing grants support individual nonprofit organizations, or collective action through collaborations, that address community violence through intervention, prevention, and/or healing initiatives.

“To promote safety, the increase in community violence and the trauma it causes - particularly as experienced by communities of color - must be addressed so that everyone has an opportunity to thrive.”

– Courtney Rice, Chief of Strategy and Impact

Preventing Violence, Fostering Healing

Reducing violence and increasing community healing efforts is necessary for an equitable and healthy region. Community Healing grants allow us to strengthen collective action efforts and organizations doing the important work of improving behavioral health services, reducing or preventing community violence, and fostering community healing for those most impacted by these issues. 

We encourage mission-aligned 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to apply for these grants, individually or as a lead organization of a collaboration. The grants, which will be awarded on a rolling basis (with discrete timelines), range from $15,000 – $25,000 for individual organizations and $25,000 – $50,000 for a lead organization with collaborative partnerships. 

Funded proposals will be awarded on the following timeline:* 

Proposal Received by 5PM                         Grant Decisions and Notifications by

March 27                                                               May 31

July 28                                                                    October 20

September 29                                                       December 15

*RMHF will accept proposals until all funds allocated for this opportunity are expended.  2024 deadlines will be shared based on fund availability.

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Questions about the grant program?

Contact our Program Team.

Questions about the online application process?

Contact Lisa Bender, Learning Officer and Grants Manager.

Curious about the types of  grants we’ve provided in the past?
See our History of Grantmaking page.