NEW GRANT OPPORTUNITY: Addressing Community Violence & Promoting Community Healing

March 1, 2023

Safety is essential for a healthy community. In recent years, we’ve seen an increase in people experiencing 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, we seek to promote community safety and healing, in addition to our ongoing investments in mental health and wellness initiatives. Our Trustees have decided to support individual nonprofit organizations or collective action through collaborations that address community violence through intervention, prevention, and/or healing initiatives.  

Funded proposals will be awarded on the following timeline until all funds are expended.* 

Proposal Received by 5PM                         Grant Decisions and Notifications by

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.


The ranges for the first round of funding are as follows:      

  • $15,000 – $25,000 for individual organizations, and    
  • $25,000 – $50,000 for a lead organization with collaborative partnerships 


Goals for this funding opportunity include: 

  1. Reducing violence and increasing communal healing efforts for under-resourced communities by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of violence, otherwise known as social determinants of health.  
  2. Strengthening collaboration among community members, nonprofit organizations and governmental agencies to support collective action efforts in preventing violence and promoting healing in underserved communities.  
  3. Supporting a broad spectrum of work to include a continuum of efforts from violence prevention and intervention programs to policy and advocacy actions. 
  4. Strengthening the organizational infrastructure of organizations that improve behavioral health services, reduce/prevent community violence and foster community healing. 


Eligible Organizations 

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply individually or as a lead organization of a collaboration. Collaborative partnerships can include, but are not limited to, nonprofit organizations, community members, community groups and/or governmental agencies.  

Nonprofit organizations must be located and provide services in the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Powhatan and/or the City of Richmond  to be eligible.  


Download the RFP 

Apply Here 



For questions concerning this funding opportunity, please contact RMHF’s Program Team. 

For questions concerning the online submission process, please contact Lisa Bender, Learning Officer and Grants Manager