Richmond History Makers & Community Update Online Nomination Form

  • Every day our community is improved and inspired by individuals, organizations and corporations that have made a lasting impact on the Richmond region. The Valentine and the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond are excited to partner for the 17th annual Richmond History Makers & Community Update to recognize these trailblazers.

    We encourage our neighbors, friends, and the community to nominate an outstanding person or group that mentors best practices, leads successful initiatives and contributes positively to the Richmond region through innovative methods. Six honorees will be selected from the pool of nominees and recognized at the annual Richmond History Makers Celebration in March.

    Let us know who is changing the future and creating new histories in the Richmond region!


    You may nominate an individual or an organization. If you are nominating an individual, include their name below and skip over the "Organization's Name" section. If you are nominating an organization, skip the "Individual's Name" section and instead fill out the "Organization's Name" section.
  • The nominee must fit into one of the 6 categories. The Selection Committee reserves the right to change a nominee’s category.
    For additional examples of past honorees, visit
  • Check all that apply.

    The nominees are considered based entirely on what is submitted in support of their nomination. Please include clear evidence of impact to the community in your responses to the following questions.

    NOTE: Nominee must be living and reside in one of the localities above. Nominee may be an individual, organization, company, coalition or group. Nominees may not be an employee or board member of the Valentine, the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond or Leadership Metro Richmond (LMR).
  • 350 maximum word limit
  • 350 maximum word limit
  • Note: you will not be prompted to click "upload". Instead, clicking the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page will provide the Valentine with your submission.
    Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 50 MB.
  • Nominations will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on October 29, 2021.