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.
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.
for Evergreen and East End Cemeteries
Enrichmond's Work to Date
Years 2017 - 2019
Approximate Total Funding Received Since 2017
of funding is used for Enrichmond staff salaries for work related to cemetery maintenance, volunteer management, and administration.
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].
National Park Service
Total received to date: $28,993
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.
City of Richmond, VA
Total received to date: $162,848
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Community Foundation for a Greater Richmond
Jim and Mary Lou Doherty Family Fund
Total received to date: $68,450
Total received to date: $125,900
Total received to date: $6,469