We need your support! The restoration of Evergreen is a multiyear journey that will demand collective creativity, resourcefulness, and determination until this national treasure is honored and cared for as it should be.
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 28-year history we have acted as the fiscal agent for over 130 “Friends” 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 the City. These include cemeteries, community gardens, street trees, pop-up parks, playgrounds, trails, farmers markets, dog parks, amphitheaters, and historic structures.
Enrichmond & Evergreen Cemetery
We saw the preservation and restoration of Historic Evergreen Cemetery 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 this sacred place, originally conceived as a community gathering place and significant African American site 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.