Nominations for 2021 are now open!

BLK RVA Action Team – 2020 Richmond History Makers Honoree

Over the past year, the Richmond Region has undergone tremendous change, witnessed historic transformation and taken strides to confront our complicated history. From protestors to healthcare heroes, from community advocates to innovative organizations, trailblazers across Central Virginia have confronted countless challenges with strength and resolve.

As the Valentine and the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond partner for the 16th Richmond History Makers and Community Update, we are calling on YOU to nominate these individual and organizations!

On March 9, 2021, we will highlight the work of six honorees and provide an update on our region-wide progress. Save the date and take a moment to nominate the history maker in your life.

Nominate Your History Maker by October 28, 2020. You can also download a PDF of the nomination form here to submit via mail.

Nominating Categories

Creating Quality Educational Opportunities. Nominee will have enhanced educational opportunities for children or adults, improved academic achievement or ensured a safe, constructive learning environment with high-quality programming.

Demonstrating Innovative Economic Solutions. From job creation on to workforce preparation, the nominee will have demonstrated an innovative vision in building a more diverse economy and a more stable job market, expanding the talent pipeline or improving the economic vitality of the Region.

Improving Regional Transportation. Nominee will have endeavored to work collaboratively to develop solutions that improve efficiency of and access to transportation across jurisdictions.

Championing Social Justice. Nominee will have shown a commitment to building social stability, ensuring equal access and promoting increased opportunity for all.

Promoting Community Health. Nominee will have worked to address pressing community health issues, from trauma-informed services or primary care to housing and food, all in an effort to increase access and equity across racial and income barriers.

Advancing Our Quality of Life. Nominee will have demonstrated a commitment to increasing access to cultural assets, improving environmental experiences or increasing opportunities for civic engagement – making the Richmond region a better place to live, work and play in the process.