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Turning Point Resilience Campaign – RVA

In Partnership with RVA Works

OUR MISSION: To be a bridge allowing those who are living in resilience during the COVID economy to help inspire those working towards it.

How Would You Like to Inspire Our Community?

Are You Looking for Inspiration?

Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News. Used with permission of and copyright by the Homer News.

About the Campaign

Our Mascot: An Inspirational Symbol of Resilience

Pictured above is the symbol for this campaign – fireweed. It is known for its ability to thrive in desolate soil, especially after an area has been burned.

It was the first sign of new life to creep back into the bombed European terrain in WWII as well as the scorched earth after Mt. St. Helen’s volcano erupted. As a “pioneer species”, its resilient presence inspires other life to come back into these desolate areas by adding nutrients to the soil and colorful vegetation to the landscape.

The resilience of Fireweed allows it to thrive in the hardest environments, and through that, inspires life around it. We aim to inspire small business owners and creatives to find resilience during this tough time both in finding new ways to support themselves and to create a ripple of inspiration to the rest of our community.

The Goal:

Inspire small business owners & creatives in the Greater Richmond Region by raising $50,000 in grant funds, given monthly as available, and providing applicants/recipients with access to effective business resources.

What Sets Us Apart:

The Resilience Campaign is more than just a relief fund. More than giving out a temporary money band-aid, we’re working to truly inspire our community.

That’s why we’ve combined our grants with the resources that will point recipients in a direction that will help inspire them to build and grow through this COVID period. The best part: that’s something that will continue to encourage success even after the pandemic period ends.

We aim to connect with those who have the resources of time/talents and funds to give them a way to help inspire those who are fighting for their businesses and wellbeing.

How Would You Like to Inspire Our Community?

How Our Funds Are Put to Work:

  • Grants to Business Owners: 85%
  • Robin C. Lancaster Memorial Scholarship Fund – Inspiring Future Small Business Owners: 8%
  • Administrative Expenses: 7%


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