Non-Profit (NGO) Support
The City has been actively involved in nonprofit capacity building in Richmond since 2007, and in the spring of 2009 launched the Hand in Hand: A Nonprofit Network for a Thriving Richmond initiative, which offered organizations a series of in-depth trainings in areas such as leadership, evaluation and community collaboration.
Many non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as non-profit, community-based, and/or faith based organizations provide services to Richmond residents. Some are focused on serving Richmond exclusively while others are located outside of Richmond but serve the Richmond community. They may provide services to youth, the elderly, unemployed, or particular ethnic groups. They may focus on a single issue such as violence prevention, healthy food, or affordable housing. They may exist in the arts, recreation, or social services spheres.
The City of Richmond would like to continue to support the efforts of these organizations and help them grow and achieve sustainability. Increased capacity for participating NGOs could improve how their services are viewed and delivered and could result in broader reach and financial stability. The Hand in Hand initiative supports the City’s commitment to improving the quality of life in Richmond.
To see additional information about Hand in Hand please click on on the following links:
Hand in Hand Phase 1 Report
Hand in Hand Kick-off Event Participant List