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Memorial Foundation for Children


Last Updated: 2016-02-09

At A Glance

Memorial Foundation for Children

P.O. Box 18488

Richmond, VA United States 23226-8488

Telephone: (804) 221-1994


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Financial Data

(yr. ended 2014-12-31)

Assets: $16,680,285

Total giving: $757,555






Established about 1934 in VA - The Memorial Foundation for Children began in 1805 as the Female Humane Association. This home for Richmond orphans was organized and governed by a group of dedicated women. One of Virginia’s first charitable institutions, the organization was supported by political, social and religious leaders of Richmond. To reflect the changing needs over the years, the organization was renamed the Memorial Home for Girls, then the Memorial Foundation and later the Memorial Foundation for Children, providing treatment for emotionally disturbed children. In 1970, the Foundation became solely a funding organization to assist other non-profit agencies in serving children in the Richmond area. Today the Memorial Foundation for Children, still governed by a volunteer board comprised of women who are active in the community and knowledgeable about the needs of children, provides support for projects and activities to benefit children.

Purpose and Activities

Aid to nonprofit groups for the care and education of Richmond, VA, area children 18 years of age and under.

Fields of Interest

  • Arts and culture
  • Child development
  • Child educational development
  • Child welfare
  • Education
  • Human services
Population Groups
  • Academics
  • Children
  • Children and youth
  • Economically disadvantaged people
  • Infants and toddlers
  • Low-income and poor people
  • People with disabilities
  • People with hearing impairments
  • People with vision impairments
  • Students
  • Victims of crime and abuse

Financial Data

Year ended 2014-12-31

Assets: $16,680,285 (market value)

Gifts received: $2,100

Expenditures: $859,669

Total giving: $757,555

Qualifying distributions: $757,555