cultivating fresh ideas

In the Arts, the Humanities & the Environment

About Us

We are a family advised fund at the Community Foundation, committed to creative vision and innovative thinking. We strive to support new and innovative projects in the arts, environment and humanities.

If we sound familiar, it may be because you've heard our name as a past sponsor of Virginia Currents on The Community Idea Stations (WCVE-FM). This is one of the many local nonprofit organizations our fund is proud to support. To learn more about past recipients, please link to the websites below.

Past Grant Recipients

Pocahontas County Opera House


Virginia Humanities (Backstory)

Ideastations Programming

Virginia Opera

Capital Region Land Conservancy

Allegheny Mountain Radio

Broad Street Comedy Inc.


Cadence Theatre Company

Firehouse Theatre

Quill Theatre

Virginia Green Travel Alliance

James River Association

Richmond Women's Chorus

Ashland Theatre

Contact Us

We enjoy a partnership with The Community Foundation of Richmond and Central Virginia, which provides professional investment and stewardship of donor-established funds in the Greater Richmond region. The Tomato Fund does not accept applications for funding. However, if you want us to know about your organization or project, please send a brief description to