Building Stronger Communities

The mission of The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation is to support non-profit organizations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia primarily for capital projects.


The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation is a private, independent foundation that provides financial support for charitable organizations in Richmond and throughout Virginia. Partnering with local organizations through matching and challenge grants, we strive to make our region a better place to live and work.

Next Grant Deadline: September 15, 2022

Enriching Richmond and Virginia Through Community Partnerships

The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation believes in making our region a more vibrant, inclusive place, where learning is celebrated, history is shared, and every resident is taken care of. Our grants help nonprofit organizations carry out projects that serve the greater community. To date, we have awarded over $143 million to such projects. These include contributing to capital campaigns; funding the purchase of technology, transportation, and equipment; and supporting special needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
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As a Richmond-based foundation, we award grants to organizations that are exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3), not classified as a private foundation as defined in Section 509(a), and located in or around Richmond, Virginia. We also support institutions that have a statewide presence which significantly benefit Richmond and Virginia.
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