Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Historic Richmond Foundation

  • Richmond, VA
  • www.historicrichmond.com

Mission Statement

Building on history.Our mission is to shape the future of Richmond by preserving our distinctive historic character, sparking revitalization and championing our past and future architectural legacy.Our city is evolving every day. The skyline and the landscape are changing. That's exactly how we like it.We are dedicated to keeping the Richmond of tomorrow unique and distinct from every other city on Earth. We are committed to preserving the character of the city, energizing its neighborhoods and conspiring to keep Richmond interesting and authentic.

Main Programs

  1. Support Groups
  2. Education
  3. Publications
  4. Preservation
Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Historic Richmond works to protect the unique architectural character of the City of Richmond. Our main focus is to promote, preserve and protect the architectural history and culture of Richmond. Although our focus is in Richmond, we do work to help other preservation organizations and surrounding areas with their preservation issues.

ruling year

1958

Principal Officer since 2015

Self-reported

Ms. Cyane Bemiss Crump

Keywords

Self-reported

Preservation, advocacy, history, education, Quoit Club

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Also Known As

Historic Richmond

EIN

54-6026404

 Number

6341029529

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

Single Organization Support (B11)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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We are champions of Richmond's past and passionate fans of its future.Richmond's history isn't the whole story. The greatest cities in the world move forward and build on their heritage. Our great old buildings and homes belong to the opening pages of an epic that is still a work in progress. New chapters are written every day. Future generations will pick up where we leave off.We are not a museum or a government agency. Historic Richmond is an organization dedicated to preserving and protecting the foundation of what makes Richmond unique, beautiful and unlike any other city on the planet. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit that works to encourage preservation, rehabilitation, and revitalization in the city.We collaborate with government, neighborhoods, businesses, organizations, foundations and individuals who share our passion for Richmond's significant and historic structures and places. We consider it our job to educate and enlighten citizens about the cultural, aesthetic and economic value of Richmond's unique built environment. We engage the community all year long through a regular flow of information and publications, public events, presentations and special tours.We believe Richmond is like no other city on Earth and we're doing everything possible to keep it that way.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Support Groups

Quoit Club Membership in the Quoit Club gets you an all-access pass to the past, with members-only tours inside some of the most interesting buildings and locations in the city. You'll mix and mingle with great people, enjoy fantastic food and drink and absorb fascinating expert commentary on Richmond history, architecture and culture. Part Happy Hour and part field trip, there's nothing quite like a Quoit Club event.Traditionally, quoits was a game played during the 1820s and 1840s with steel rings and metal spikes-think 19th century horseshoes. Through social gatherings, the Quoit Club supports Historic Richmond's mission by engaging its members in caring about and for our distinctive built environment: past, present and future.The season runs from March until October of each year and events typically run from 6 PM until 8 PM. Events are generally scheduled for the third Thursday of each month. Members must be at least 21 years of age. Council of Historic Richmond Founded in 1959, the mission of the Council of Historic Richmond is to support Historic Richmond through a variety of projects and programs.The Council prepares its members to be ambassadors for Historic Richmond through self-enrichment gained from programs, tours, research projects and attendance at educational events sponsored by the Council and Historic Richmond. The Council supports a yearly bus trip for membership to gain exposure to various historic properties.Every year, the Council hosts Historic Garden Day for the Garden Club of Virginia's Richmond territory. The Council also works with historic neighborhoods to create a walking tour of notable historic homes, where Council members serve as tour guides and hostesses.

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Budget

$11,000.00

Program 2

Education

We also offer free use of our archives and library for anyone who needs to do research or is studying properties in the area. Our archives hold information on hundreds of properties in the Richmond City area. We invite anyone who is interested to browse our library and archives and research their home or any other building of interest.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$18,000.00

Program 3

Publications

Historic Richmond's publications are a way to educate the public and promote Richmond's rich architectural legacy to visitors and residents alike. Through these publications, a permanent record of historically significant architecture in Richmond has been created that can be used for generations to come. Historic Richmond has created and published several books including: Richmond's Fan DistrictOld Richmond Today A Guide to Historic RichmondChurch Hill The St. John's Historic DistrictThe Church Hill Old and Historic DistrictsA Field Guide to Built by Blacks

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Adults

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Budget

$126,000.00

Program 4

Preservation

Preservation encompasses preventing historic structures from falling victim to decay or demolition; raising awareness about local architectural history; supporting the character and continuity of Richmond's National and Local Historic Districts. Preservation helps Richmond keep its voice. It is a multidisciplinary process that drives tourism, improves quality of life and creates stronger communities. Through the use of a revolving fund, Historic Richmond purchases buildings with architectural or historic significance, usually with the goal of later selling the building to appropriate buyers. Richmond citizens turn to Historic Richmond to help them save the character of their historic districts and important individual structures in jeopardy of demolition. As a preservation nonprofit, raising awareness of issues that our community faces is an essential aspect of our mission. Historic Richmond currently owns several historic structures and properties, including: Allen Double House, 4 - 6 E. Main StreetMonumental Church, 1224 E. Broad StreetSt. John's Mews, 2301 - 2303 E. Broad Street

Category

Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Other Named Groups

General Public/Unspecified

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

$166,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Virginia

Historic Richmond works to protect the unique architectural character of the City of Richmond. Our main focus is to promote, preserve and protect the architectural history and culture of Richmond. Although our focus is in Richmond, we do work to help other preservation organizations and surrounding areas with their preservation issues.

Funding Needs

Needs for the current year include, but are not limited to:Increased Annual Fund support from the communitySupport for Monumental ChurchEnthusiastic ambassadors willing to share Historic Richmond's mission and its vision for the city's futureCommunity support and advocacy for the burgeoning renaissance of Jackson WardSuggestions and photographs of at-risk sites around RichmondFunding for our educational programs

Accreditations

Affiliations + Memberships

CultureWorks

Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce

Greater Richmond Visitors Bureau

ConnectRichmond

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Financials

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Historic Richmond Foundation
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Historic Richmond Foundation

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Cyane Bemiss Crump

BIO

Cyane Crump graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991 with a degree in history and received a juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1994. For 19 years, she practiced law with Hunton & Williams LLP, where she was a partner in the Business Practice Group specializing in private equity, fund formation, mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions and securities law matters. Prior to joining Historic Richmond Foundation as its Interim Executive Director in February 2015, Ms. Crump had served as a member of its Board of Trustees.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"This year, Historic Richmond has a new logo, a new tagline and a sharp new look. But our mission remains the same: to preserve the distinct character of Richmond by sparking revitalization and championing our authentic architectural legacy. Our city is evolving every single day. The skyline is changing. The neighborhoods are booming. And that's exactly how we like it. We are champions of the past and passionate fans of the future. You're invited to join the momentum. The work of Historic Richmond depends on community and collaboration. Together w can create a city of the future with character and integrity. We can create a Richmond that visitors will remember forever. We can create a Richmond that lives and breathes and never stands still. Working together, we can create a Richmond that we're proud to call home. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mr. Andrew K. Clark

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Term: Jan 2015 - Dec 2016

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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