Suffolk Foundation

Serving Suffolk and Western Tidewater since 2006
Improving our community…one gift at a time.
Leave a Gift. Make a Gift. Give a Gift. Be a Gift.

Together we can all build a better Community

One Gift at a Time

You are the builders. Your gifts enable us to make charitable grants that build a better community. Create or add to a fund. Fund a scholarship. Support our work. Together, we have all of the tools we need!

Start a Scholarship

Scholarship Funds are appropriate for donors who want to support deserving students.

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Start a Fund

A great way to make a lasting impact and fulfill your charitable goals is to create a fund with the Suffolk Foundation.

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Apply for a Grant

We engage in charitable grant-making to benefit the people of the City of Suffolk, Virginia, and the surrounding area.

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Apply for a Scholarship

We award over $100,000 in scholarships annually to worthy recipients across Western Tidewater.

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Mary Haddad

Mary Haddad

“The Suffolk Foundation makes creating a lasting legacy easy and efficient. Through the Suffolk Foundation, the Louis and Mary Haddad Foundation has formed many scholarships which will benefit young people for many years to come.”
Scott Carr

Scott Carr

“We are fortunate to have the Suffolk Foundation in our community. Not only is it a tremendous resource for our family’s charitable efforts, it has touched nearly every non-profit in the city. In its short history it has become an integral part of local philanthropy.”
Kermit Hobbs

Kermit Hobbs

“As a lifelong resident of Suffolk, I can appreciate all the wonderful opportunities I’ve been given by people here in my hometown. The Suffolk Foundation is the perfect way for me to share some of the rewards I’ve enjoyed.”

Philanthropic Support to Greater Suffolk, Virginia

We maintain and enhance health, education, arts, culture, and humanities, public and societal benefits, human needs and services, environmental and animal welfare, and youth and elderly programs in the City of Suffolk and surrounding areas.

grants awarded

Scholarships Awarded


The Suffolk Foundation is an organization of individuals committed to the following: engage in charitable grant making; take other actions for a broad range of charitable needs to benefit the people of the City of Suffolk, VA and the surrounding areas; facilitate and develop philanthropy.


Join us in making a significant difference in our comunity.


We understand the needs of our community and put together the people, ideas, and resources that lead to solutions.


Since 2007 we have helped philanthropic-minded individuals to achieve their goals through simple and complex gift scenarios.


We handle grant processing, tax filings, and other administrative paperwork so you can focus on giving.


Our funds are managed to grow and honor your charitable intent in perpetuity.

Top-Tier Investment Management

Our partnership with Davenport Asset Management produces consistent superior investment performance, creating lasting impact for our community.


We work hand-in-hand with you to develop a philanthropic approach that matches your personal interests and tax planning needs.

We are a registered federal 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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