Announcing RMHF’s 2023 Two-Year General Operating Support Grantees

June 23, 2022

vanessa walker harrisIn January, we announced our new strategic framework and commitment to multi-year, general operating support grants for mission-aligned organizations. “We are excited about our new Strategic Framework and the ways we plan to support the region over the next five years,” said Dr. Vanessa Walker Harris, Chair of RMHF’s Program & Evaluation Committee. She added that, “We are deepening our commitment to both health and racial equity.” 


As we continue to roll-out our new updated Strategic Framework, we enlisted the help of our Trustees to make a video showcasing our new direction. Check it out:


A big thanks to Antonio Knoxx for sharing his video production talents with RMHF. 


“General operating grants provide partners with flexibility and infrastructure support,” shared Gladys Washington, RMHF Senior Fellow – Consultant. “The approach allows partners to use grant funds in the ways they know will be most impactful in the community. It also sends the message that ‘you know best how to serve,’ ‘we trust you’ and ‘we want to learn together.’” 



We are pleased to announce that the following 23 organizations have been awarded two-year General Operating Support grants totaling $3,780,000.

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CrossOver Healthcare Ministry
Family Lifeline
Free Clinic of Powhatan
Girls for A Change
Greater Richmond SCAN
Groundwork RVA
Health Brigade
Legal Aid Justice Center
Latinos in Virginia Empowerment (LIVE) Center
Maggie Walker Community Land Trust
Partnership for the Future
Sacred Heart Center
Senior Connections
Southside Community and Housing Corporation
The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis
Urban Hope
Virginia Community Voice
Virginia Health Catalyst
Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy
Virginia League for Planned Parenthood


“The organizations receiving General Operating Support grants reflect strong alignment with RMHF’s mission of ‘fostering an equitable and healthy Richmond region,’” stated Albert Walker, RMHF Program and Strategy Officer. “And they embody an understanding of the social determinants of health and seek to impact those most affected by inequities.



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Michael Smith, RMHF’s other Program and Strategy Officer, shared that “our new Strategic Framework affords us the opportunity to be in deeper relationships with our partners, and we are excited by the chance to learn alongside them and collaborate for the benefit of our community.”