Story of Impact: Grant Helps Dancers and Cheerleaders Earn Trip to Disney

Date: March 7, 2017 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

It's almost a right of passage for many children to visit Disney World in Orlando. But for youngsters of modest means, seeing Mickey and Minnie in their "natural"  surroundings is not in the cards. You have to earn it, and 16 Portsmouth girls ages 7-16 have done just that and will be jetting to the land of Epcot and the Magic Kingdom later this month hoping to bring some glory back to their hometown. The youngsters are members of the Cavalier Manor Dance and Cheerleading Squads. For several years they...

Support SEVACF Through AmazonSmile!

Date: November 30, 2016 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation. As your Community Foundation, we encourage you to shop locally whenever possible.  When you choose to shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation! How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply click here. The first time you visit the site,...

Our Community Rocks…Sometimes Technology Doesn’t

Date: May 31, 2016 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

First, we would like to take a moment to thank the entire Hampton Roads and Eastern Shore community – especially the many nonprofits, donors, volunteers, sponsors and businesses that make Give Local 757 possible.  In spite of technical issues, Give Local 757 broke another record receiving 7,751 gifts totaling more than $600,000 for 223 local nonprofits, a 40% increase over last year. It takes a small village to host an event like Give Local 757 and when the national giving platform, KIMBIA, experienced monumental technical issues, our region pulled together,...

Be a part of the largest fundraising event in Hampton Roads, Give Local 757!

Date: April 27, 2016 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

Three local Community Foundations have come together in an unprecedented partnership to host the 3rd annual Give Local 757 event. The Hampton Roads, Peninsula and Southeast Virginia Community Foundations are joining forces with a goal of raising 1 million dollars in 24 hours for over 200+ local nonprofits on May 3, 2016. Last year, Give Local 757 had notable success, raising $430,000 in 24 hours for 155 nonprofits. Over 4,000 donations were received from every state in the country and from as far away as Hong Kong. This year, ourselves, along...

Largest Assemblage of Non-Profit Groups in Hampton Roads History Gathers at Fort Monroe

Date: March 21, 2016 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

From Habitat for Humanity, the Virginia Zoo, Edmarc Hospice for Children and the Salvation Army, organizations from as far away as the Eastern Shore gathered together at the Fort Monroe Bandstand on March 18th to raise awareness for Give Local 757. Adorned with signs, costumes, and four-legged friends, nearly 500 representatives from more than 130 local organizations participated in a commercial shoot led by WVEC Channel 13, alongside Bob Harper Photography and the Daily Press.This event was held in preparation for the region's larger event, Give Local 757. Groups could be...


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