Color & Culture Cares
"Individual wealth is nice, but we are trying to build community wealth." -- Fatima, co-owner
Learn more about the organizations and causes we care about:
YWCA Richmond has helped women, children and families in the community of Richmond, Virginia. Over those past 130 years, our programs have evolved and expanded to meet the unique needs of our community, all within the mission framework of the network of YWCA affiliates throughout the world: to eliminate racism and empower women.
Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance is Virginia's leading voice on sexual and intimate partner violence.
As an advocacy organization, we provide the expertise needed to ensure an effective response.
As a service provider, we offer people resources for making informed choices.
As a membership organization, we build diverse alliances across the state.
Side by Side is dedicated to creating supportive communities where Virginia’s LGBTQ+ youth can define themselves, belong, and flourish.
*LGBTQ+ refers to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people. The "+" acknowledges that there are many additional identities related to sexual orientation and/or gender identity not included in this acronym such as but not limited to agender, asexual, genderqueer, genderfluid, pansexual, or queer.
Kiara Thompson's classroom, Kiara attended Old Dominion University and has been an educator for four years. She currently teaches 8th grade at Boushall Middle School. When asked "Why do you teach," she said, "Being a black teacher at a school where the students are predominantly black and brown means the world to me. Everyday I go to work and give my students my all so they can understand at an early age that they deserve to receive a quality education regardless of what they look like and where they live. Seeing their growth throughout the school year and beyond is extremely rewarding. I truly love what I do."
H-E-A-L LLC is an organization founded to help individuals heal from and work through life-altering situations. We do what our company name stands for – HEAL. The original organization was formed in 2009 after the death of Chevelle’s mother. It was then that Chevelle realized that grief/loss aftercare was lacking in her community. During the subsequent years, she realized the focus should not primarily be on loss. In 2015, HEAL-LLC was reborn and we now assist people who are navigating a variety of transitions that may occur during one's life.
Pretty Purposed Our mission is to empower girls, ages 9-14, through mentorship and activities that promote healthy physical, social, and emotional development
Nationz Foundation a 501(c)3 non-profit organization was organized to fulfill our mission to "provide education and information related to HIV prevention and overall health and wellness, while inspiring the community to take responsibility for their health while working towards a more inclusive Central Virginia for LGBTQIA+ identified individuals."