Who We Are

helping you make a difference

We connect people who care with causes large and small: feeding the hungry, preventing disease, supporting the arts, providing scholarships, and building our community.

The Southeast Virginia Community Foundation (SEVACF) is a nonprofit, community corporation created by and for the people of Portsmouth, Chesapeake and the surrounding communities. Since 1965, SEVACF has helped people who share a common goal of improving life for all in our community and building a legacy through philanthropic giving.

What We’ve Accomplished

reflecting on A DECADE of community growth

$7.1 Million

TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED

$13 Million

TOTAL NET ASSETS

81

TOTAL FUNDS

Who We Work With

Donors
Start Your Legacy
  • Find out how to give
  • Create a fund
  • Manage your fund
Donors
Become a donor and give where it matters most to you.
Nonprofits
Fund your Mission
  • See available grants
  • Learn the grant process
  • Apply for grants
Nonprofits
Fund your nonprofit organization with our available grants.
Advisors
Connect your Clients
  • Strengthen client relationships
  • Connect clients to local causes
  • Download advisor toolkits
Advisors
As a professional advisor, SEVACF can help you and your client accounts.
Students
Finance Your Future
  • See available scholarships
  • Learn the application process
  • Apply for scholarships
Students
Find a scholarship that fits and help finance your education.

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Upcoming Dates

15

Jan

Spring Grants Deadline

5:00 pm

30

Apr

Scholarship Deadline

5:00 pm

15

Jul

Fall Grants Deadline

5:00 pm

My family and I have been truly blessed. Our desire is to be active and impactful members of our community through our giving.

– Darryl & Tiffany Tapp

I am so proud to be a supporter of the Foundation’s endowment challenge program which will help ensure the future of groups like the Elizabeth River Project. The Foundation is also very personal to me because they have given scholarships to students from the Clayton Robertson Scholarship Fund.

– Susan Robertson

I am honored that the Foundation administers a scholarship fund in my name. I couldn’t help the children if it wasn’t for their support.

– Pat & Tyrone Hines

The Foundation is at the center of positive change in Portsmouth. I am proud to partner with them in so many ways.

– Bob & Judy Williams

We have an interest in many nonprofits and opportunities: Teaching the homeless “how to fish”, bringing STEM to children, and healthcare. We donated our office building to the Foundation and are happy that they have put it to such good use. In due time, the Foundation will get ‘another round’ from us because they are uniquely qualified to address our community’s needs.

– Dale & Orva Sponaugle

Working on the scholarships and the reception at the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation has given me an opportunity to be actively involved in carrying on legacies that were important to my father — giving back to the community and education.

– Donna Saffold

Our Grantees

Funding Hampton Roads organizations that are making a difference in our community.