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Make a Donation

Help make a difference in the lives of those in our community who need it the most. Every dollar counts!

Nominate Someone

Do you know someone in the community who have recently faced an unexpected hardship and could use some extra support? Nominate them today!


How You Can Help!


One of the best ways you can support The River Ellis Foundation is by making a donation. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all donations are tax-deductible. We ensure that all of our nominated recipients are carefully screened and all funds go directly toward covering their requested covered expenses.  Follow our blog or join our email list to see stories and learn more about the impact that The River Ellis Foundation has had on the Hampton Roads community!


Nominate Someone

If you know someone who could benefit from The River Ellis Foundation, we want to hear about them! Please visit our Recipient Criteria page to learn more about the requirements of our recipients and complete the Nomination Form.


We have various volunteer opportunities and events for community members to get involved with throughout the year. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the form on the volunteer page and we’ll contact you when we have the perfect opportunity for you.

DIY Fundraising

We’d love for you to come up with creative ways to raise money for The River Ellis Foundation on your own!

Some examples include:

  • Have a garage sale
  • Ask for donations instead of gifts for your birthday each year
  • Run, walk or ride and raise money along the way.
  • Help your children have a lemonade stand
  • Host an event

Get creative! We’d love to hear any ideas you have for DIY Fundraising, and we want to share your story! Contact us and we can get you set up with the tools you’ll need.

Give A Sunrise

Our goal is to inspire acts of kindness all over our community. If you’ve recently performed a random act of kindness, let us know about it! Email us your story or post a picture on social media with the hashtag #GiveASunrise to be featured on our website and social media accounts.

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