Read the latest news from the Jenkins Foundation, as well as other news about the good work of our partners in health philanthropy.


A 'gold standard' for substance use disorder treatment

To meet a growing need for substance use disorder treatment, Daily Planet Health Services launched the Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program in 2017, which incorporates group and individual therapy along with medication to manage physical symptoms of addiction and withdrawal.



Supporting healthy families with Family Lifeline

Through Family Lifeline's Healthy Families program, new moms like Ana are connected to home visitation services, skills-based curricula and other community resources to help them raise safe, healthy children who are ready to succeed in school and life. 


Jenkins Foundation receives VHCF Partner Award

In recognition of the Jenkins Foundation’s support in expanding Medicaid coverage, the organization was honored with a Virginia Health Care Foundation (VHCF) Partner Award at the annual VHCF Heroes in Health Care event on June 25.



Mental health philanthropy to heal our youth

Rising high school senior and Community Foundation intern Amaya Branche recounts her experience in a group therapy session and shares what we can all do to support the mental health of our youth.



Women leaders share community health insights 

The Jenkins Foundation's new board members — Susan Brown Davis, Nadine Marsh-Carter, and Connie Pechura, Ph.D. — share their insights into our region’s most emergent health needs.



Nonprofit clinics prepare for Medicaid expansion

Beginning January 1st, an estimated 400,000 low-income Virginians will be newly eligible for Medicaid. Until now, many of these individuals have relied on care provided by nonprofit clinics designed to serve uninsured patients who do not qualify for this federal benefit.



Beese Craigie recognized for 23 years of service

Beese Craigie (center)When the Jenkins Foundation was created in 1995, Beese Craigie was one of approximately 20 women founders who stepped forward to lay the groundwork and set the vision for the new charitable entity. Her thoughtful leadership and keen insight helped grow the Foundation into one of the preeminent health philanthropies in the Richmond region.

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Jenkins Foundation grants benefit 15 local organizations during fall grant cycle

Circle Center Adult Day CenterFor the fall grant cycle, the Jenkins Foundation is pleased to announce grants totaling $502,500 to 15 nonprofit organizations. In addition to its biannual grant cycles, the Foundation is focused on collaborating and learning with nonprofit and foundation partners to bring greater attention to systemic issues affecting community health in our region.



Spring grants totaling $1.375M awarded to promote community health

Family LifelineThe Jenkins Foundation is pleased to announce support of 27 local nonprofits with $1.375 million dollars announced this spring. This includes multi-year funding to 8 organizations and emergency funding to the Greater Richmond ARC for the recent takeover of A Grace Place.



Patte Koval honored for examplary leadership

Patte KovalPhilanthropist, visionary, collaborator and advocate are just a few words that describe Patte Koval, a recipient of the 2018 YWCA Outstanding Women Awards in the category of volunteerism. As chair of the Jenkins Foundation Board of Directors, Patte champions the mission of providing equitable access to health care services in Greater Richmond. Her passion for helping others and her drive to improve the lives of individuals and families in our community is admired by many.

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Jenkins Foundation named Woodson Champion for Families

The Jenkins Foundation was named Family Lifeline’s Woodson Champion for Families honoree at Family Lifeline’s Annual Donor Appreciation Party held October 29. This award is given in recognition of outstanding service to the community, society, and humanity in alignment with the mission and values of Family Lifeline.