The Norfolk Foundation was founded in 1950 as the first community foundation in Virginia. Today it is among the largest community foundations in the country. Its mission is to make grants that transform the quality of life and inspire philanthropy in southeastern Virginia. In the past 57 years the Foundation has awarded more than $89 million in grants and scholarships to improve life in its region.
The Norfolk Foundation is a collective enterprise of many people, past and present, whose vision, leadership and philanthropy strengthen southeastern Virginia’s communities.