The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia awarded Bridging Richmond with a $50,000 capacity building grant to support the movement into action through the use of results facilitation and continuous improvement techniques (December 2014). Bridging Richmond and their partners are committed to increasing the post-secondary education attainment of our students in the greater Richmond region.
These funds support the Financial Aid & Enrollment Improvement Process and the creation of a Career Readiness Network. Financial Aid & Enrollment Improvement Process is a peer learning community of teams within our local high schools, facilitated by Bridging Richmond in partnership GRASP and The Axis Partners, Inc. to increase the number of students completing financial aid & post-secondary applications. The Career Readiness Network will bring together K-12, higher education, business, non-profits, and funders to align the response to post-secondary transition priorities.
About The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia (TCF) provides stewardship to a growing number of charitable funds created by individuals, families and corporations. The Foundation connects the generosity of donors with community needs by awarding nearly $50 million annually to primarily support nonprofit organizations working to improve metro Richmond. From providing scholarship assistance for students to assisting local art programs, and from expanding affordable housing options to offering support for those affected by violence, TCF continues to enhance our region. To learn more, please visit TCF online at www.tcfrichmond.org.
Bridging Richmond, a regional cradle-to-career partnership, was awarded $20,000 planning grant to develop a cross-sector post-secondary education attainment strategy (July 2014). This grant facilitated Bridging Richmond’s receipt of a $150,000 grant to take action on the work, becoming a partnership in the second cohort of the Lumina Community Partnership for Attainment (January 2015). (http://www.luminafoundation.org/strategy-2-community-partnerships)
One priority area of Bridging Richmond involves partnering with regional school districts, businesses, community organizations, and higher education institutions to increase student’s access to and success in post-secondary education attainment.
About Lumina Foundation
Lumina Foundation is an independent, private foundation committed to increasing the proportion of Americans with high-quality degrees, certificates and other credentials aligned to workforce demand to 60 percent by 2025. Lumina’s outcomes-based approach focuses on helping to design and build an accessible, responsive and accountable higher education system while fostering a national sense of urgency for action to achieve Goal 2025. To learn more, please visit www.luminafoundation.org.