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2015 Spring Grant Cycle Results

Date: May 21, 2015 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

We are happy to announce that this spring we were able to grant over $77,000 from our field of interest and Foundation funds to our area nonprofits! As usual, funding priority was given to programs and projects that address the needs of the community, reach a broad population, and will likely yield substantial results. Our Grants Committee aimed to support the following areas of interest: health and human services, education, arts and culture, and civic and economic development. We received many impressive grant applications, all from great organizations. While we...

Give Local 757 More Than Doubles Last Year’s Results!

Date: May 12, 2015 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

The final dollars are in, and it's official: this year's Give Local 757 more than doubled the 2014 event's results! This year, the Southeast Virginia, Peninsula, and Suffolk Community Foundations teamed up to host the Second Annual Give Local 757 on May 5th & 6th. Give Local 757 is officially the largest, single-day, charitable crowdfunding event to date to be hosted in our region. Over the 24-hour giving period, thousands of donors gave to 167 worthy nonprofits. With more support and a larger part of the Hampton Roads region covered, as...

Give Local 757 Receives Media Attention

Date: April 29, 2015 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

  With only six more days until 2015's Give Local 757, we're really pushing to get the word out as much as possible! Here are a few recent articles about this year's crowdfunding event: Suffolk News Herald Daily Press Inside Business Beth's Blog City of Hampton Virginian Pilot 13 News Now Give Local 757 makes it easy to give where you live and is an opportunity for everyone to be a philanthropist! Join us at the Give Local 757 website or at any Langley Federal Credit Union branch from noon...

SEVACF To Sponsor Two April Philanthropy Events

Date: April 8, 2015 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

We are fortunate to be able to sponsor two very important philanthropy events in our community this month: the P.I.T. Foundation's Portsmouth Invitational Tournament and the Portsmouth Service League's First Citizen of Portsmouth banquet. These are two organizations and events that truly help give back to our area, and we are happy to be able to provide them with continued support. Each year for 63 years the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament has invited 64 of the best college basketball players from across the nation to participate in a four-day, twelve-game tournament...

Foundation Founder and Current CEO Featured in Suffolk River Heritage’s Newest Publication

Date: March 20, 2015 By Stephanie Calway Category: Blog Category

In the fall of 2013, SEVACF funded a grant request made by the Suffolk River Heritage, Inc. to assist in the production of their third publication, Truckin' on the Western Branch, a cultural history of Churchland, West Norfolk, Western Branch, and Bowers Hill. The book, which was included as part of the Suffolk River Heritage's grant outcome report earlier this year, compiles the recollections of over 100 people to tell "the story of how a thriving region of truck farmers grew into a diverse, suburban community while retaining some of its village...

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