Our Work

We are committed to using 100% of our assets to fight for racial equity and justice.  That is why we are deliberate in our grantmaking, investing, operations, and thought leadership.  From our Investment Policy Statement to the bank that holds our assets, we are working to support Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color.

Our Strategy

We are utilizing 100% of our assets in support of our mission, vision, and values.

Innovative
Grantmaking

We are resourcing organizations and efforts building the organizing, economic, political, and narrative power of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color primarily in Virginia.

Investing for
Impact

We are intentionally allocating capital by pursuing 100% mission alignment of our endowment and using a Racial Equity Investing and Responsible Investment lens.

Internalizing
Racial Equity

We are guided by our racial equity and justice value on everything from our hiring and benefits policies to our vendor selection practices.

Influencing
Philanthropy

We are committed to sharing our learnings in order to increase the philanthropic resources dedicated to racial equity and justice in Virginia and nationally.

Our Strategy

We are utilizing 100% of our assets in support of our mission, vision, and values.

Innovative
Grantmaking

We are resourcing organizations and efforts building the organizing, economic, political, and narrative power of Black, Indigenous, and Communities of Color primarily in Virginia.

Investing for
Impact

We are intentionally allocating capital by pursuing 100% mission alignment of our endowment and using a Racial Equity Investing and Responsible Investment lens.

Internalizing
Racial Equity

We are guided by our racial equity and justice value on everything from our hiring and benefits policies to our vendor selection practices.

Influencing
Philanthropy

We are committed to sharing our learnings in order to increase the philanthropic resources dedicated to racial equity and justice in Virginia and nationally.

We believe building the power of those most negatively impacted by racism is the central path to transforming systems and dismantling structural racism.
Tamara Copeland
Tamara Copeland

(she/her)
Chair, Independent Trustee

In 2019, Tamara retired as president of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers where she envisioned and implemented “Putting Racism on the Table”. Currently, she co-facilitates The Onion Dialogues, a racial justice training. In 2018, her memoir, Daughters of the Dream: Eight Girls from Richmond who grew up in the Civil Rights Era was published. Her latest book is REVEALED: A Once a Week Reading on Racism, Prejudice and Bias. She loves walking and traveling, having visited all fifty states and countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.