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Since 2009, the annual Big Give event has remained the hallmark event of the year filled with learning, laughter, and celebration!  Our members come together for amazing night to hear from all of our nonprofit finalists, cast the votes and award the $100,000 grants...on the spot!

We are proud to provide a full list of our previous grant awards below and join in celebrating their ongoing successes. Our grant recipients include: 


CARITAS helps Richmond’s most vulnerable neighbors break the cycles of homelessness and addiction to reclaim their dignity.  The CARITAS Center is an innovative, national best-practice model for incorporating all solutions for ending homelessness under one roof, including providing recovery services for women while also consolidating CARITAS’s existing programs under one roof.  A focal point of the CARITAS Center will be the creation of The Healing Place for Women, a 160-bed addiction recovery program, supporting women with limited means needing help to overcome addiction.

2017 GRANTEE:  Sacred Heart Center

The Sacred Heart Center is one of the only organizations in the Richmond area dedicated to serving the low and moderate income Latino population, and creates a hub for the Latino community in the Richmond Metro Area that opens opportunities for social and economic integration, family success, and community leadership. Funding would allow the beginning of the Family Protection Project, which creates a local clearinghouse for services, referrals, and legal defense to immigrant families in Richmond. 

2016 GRANTEEPeter Paul Development Center

Peter Paul Development Center supports residents in the east end of Richmond and educates its students by equipping them to serve as positive contributors to their family, community and society. Funding will help complete the Center’s 5,000 square foot capital expansion campaign, nearly doubling the number of children served through the onsite academic program.

2016 GRANTEE: Shalom Farms

Shalom Farms grows and distributes fresh produce to the under-served areas of metro Richmond. Funding will help Shalom Farms relocate to a larger, more accessible farm that would triple production, distribution and educational opportunities to those with limited or no access to fresh foods.

2015 GRANTEE: Greater Richmond Fit4Kids

Greater Richmond Fit4Kids used the grant to provide Richmond Public School students with more fresh produce through Eat Fresh RPS. This collaborative project placed 20 salad bars in area schools, trained lunchroom staff and launched nutrition education in cafeterias.

2015 GRANTEE: Children's Home Society

Children’s Home Society, in collaboration with Better Housing Coalition, launched The Possibilities Project to help youth aging out of foster care transition to adulthood. Program participants receive housing and an array of support services needed to reach their potential.

2014 GRANTEE: Higher Achievement

Higher Achievement’s rigorous after-school and summer academic program gives youth from underserved communities their best opportunity to succeed in middle school — and in life. Striving to close the educational opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years, Higher Achievement used its grant to partner with the MathScience Innovation Center to update the science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.Updated offerings included new field trip opportunities and hands-on elective classes.

2014 GRANTEE: Greater Richmond ARC

Each year Greater Richmond ARC helps over 1,400 individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They work with families to create life-fulfilling opportunities for these individuals. Greater Richmond ARC used its grant to build Richmond’s first all-inclusive park and playground. Located on 2.4 acres in Northside, the ARCpark fully accommodates individuals with disabilities and welcomes those without.

2013 GRANTEE: YWCA of Richmond

YWCA services include recovery and life-building programs for victims of domestic and sexual violence. The Impact 100 grant helped launch the Rapid Rehousing Transformation Project to quickly move survivors and their children into private spaces to increase their self-sufficiency and aid their recovery.

2012 GRANTEE: Art 180

Support from Impact 100 helped Art 180 establish a new teen art center — named Atlas — in Jackson Ward. The grant has allowed ART180 to target a new demographic, establish a presence in the City’s Art District and provide new opportunities for leadership development for some of Richmond’s most vulnerable youth. Most importantly, Art 180 is building community by inviting the public into the ART180 space to see what these teens have to say — and to support them in their growth as young people.

2011 GRANTEE: Communities in Schools of Richmond & FeedMore

Without enough food or proper nutrition, children in Richmond’s East End cannot benefit from the educational opportunities offered to them. This grant helped expand the number of children receiving free weekend meals through the BackPack program and introduced a Mobile Pantry program to improve family nutrition and strengthen the bond between families and their neighborhood schools.

2010 GRANTEE: Southside Child Development Center

Beleaguered by high overhead costs due to an aging building in disrepair, Southside Child Development Center (SCDC) simply had to be fixed to continue serving the many children of low-income working families that need their high-quality care. Unfortunately, SCDC ceased operations in June 2016.

If you are a nonprofit with a visionary idea, please visit our Grants Overview page to learn about our grant priorities and process.

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    Impact 100 Richmond is a partner of The Community Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. 

All tax deductible donations should be made as gifts to The Impact 100 Richmond Fund at The Community Foundation.

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