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 over a DECADE of community growth
TOTAL GRANTS AWARDED
TOTAL NET ASSETS
Who We Work With
- Find out how to give
- Create a fund
- Manage your fund
- See available grants
- Learn the grant process
- Apply for grants
- Strengthen client relationships
- Connect clients to local causes
- Download advisor toolkits
- See available scholarships
- Learn the application process
- Apply for scholarships
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Spring Scholarship Deadline
Fall Grants Deadline
Fall Scholarship Deadline
My family and I have been truly blessed. Our desire is to be active and impactful members of our community through our giving.
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.
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.
The Foundation is at the center of positive change in Portsmouth. I am proud to partner with them in so many ways.
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.
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.