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We need your support! The restoration of Evergreen and East End is a multiyear journey that will demand collective creativity, resourcefulness, and determination until these national treasures are honored and cared for as they should be.

About Enrichmond

The Enrichmond Foundation was formed in 1990 by the City of Richmond’s Parks Advisory Board. The impetus to establish a park foundation was to protect Belle Isle from large scale residential development and open the island to the public.

Over our 30-year history, we have acted as the fiscal agent for over 130 “Friends of” groups and special projects driven by community-based volunteer efforts.

Enrichmond and our neighborhood volunteer groups do amazing work in the City’s parks, but we support multiple public and open space efforts throughout Richmond City. These include cemeteries, community gardens, street trees, pop-up parks, playgrounds, trails, farmers markets, dog parks, amphitheaters, and historic structures.

Enrichmond & Evergreen and East End Cemeteries

We saw the preservation and restoration of Historic Evergreen and East End Cemeteries as an urgent, critical need for Richmond’s East End community, and Preservation Virginia and Virginia Community Capital committed the resources to help make it possible.

Restoring these sacred places, originally conceived as community gathering places and significant African American sites of memory, aligns with Enrichmond’s mission to enhance public places in our communities through volunteerism, a respect for the City’s history, and community collaboration.

Funding Report

for Evergreen and East End Cemeteries

Enrichmond's Work to Date

Years 2017 - 2019

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Percent of Cemetery Accessible
Gravesites Located and Recorded
Total Volunteers Recruited and Managed
Burial Records Added to Database

More information is available in our yearly annual report

Approximate Total Funding Received Since 2017

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%

of funding is used for Enrichmond staff salaries for work related to cemetery maintenance, volunteer management, and administration.

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of funding is used for all other costs related to cemetery maintenance, land management, historic preservation, services to families, equipment, safety, amenities, contracted labor, etc.

Sources of Funding

Years 2017 - 2020

Please note: These are approximate numbers and reflect funding received to date. These numbers will be updated periodically throughout the year. If you have questions or want to request clarifications on funding, please email [email protected].

Federal Government - $28,998

National Park Service

Total received to date: $28,993

State Government - $477,772

Virginia Department of Historic Resources

Virginia Outdoors Foundation

Total received to date: $477,772

The reports for these funds are available to the public. Please contact the respective organization for a full report.

Virginia Dept. of Historic Resources: (804) 482-6446

Virginia Outdoors Foundation: (804) 314-9557

Local Government - $162,848

City of Richmond, VA

Total received to date: $162,848

Foundation - $68,450

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond

Jim and Mary Lou Doherty Family Fund

Total received to date: $68,450

Corporate - $125,900

Dominion Energy

Altria

AARP

Carmax

Total received to date: $125,900

Individuals and Small Businesses - $6,469

Total received to date: $6,469

Our Contracted Partners

Evergreen Cemetery is a UNESCO recognized site of memory

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PARTNERS

Evergreen and East End Cemeteries' restoration is made possible by a diverse network of partnerships. Thank you to all of our partners in reclaiming a national treasure.

If you or your business/organization are interested in supporting or working with the cemetery efforts, please contact [email protected].

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