Reinvent Hampton Roads began in 2012 as the regional economic competitiveness initiative at the Hampton Roads Community Foundation, southeastern Virginia’s largest grant and scholarship provider. Its goal is to help the Hampton Roads region reinvigorate its economy and position it to thrive now and in the future.
Since 1950 the foundation has provided more than $225 million in grants and scholarships focused on helping people in southeastern Virginia lead better lives. Part of its work includes incubating important community initiatives where it serves as facilitator, convener, incentivizer and collaborator.
In January 2016 Reinvent Hampton Roads became its own organization with James K. Spore as president and CEO. The community foundation remains one of the initiative's supporters.
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