Millers and the Millers Foundation are committed to developing relationships and programs that support the local community. Many of the charities that receive contributions from the Foundation are well known to Millers customers and employees; others are grass-roots groups who are meeting an unmet need. Regardless, everyone knows that these efforts benefit people right here in Hampton Roads.

The Millers Foundation works to identify and support organizations that really make a difference.

Since 2004, The Millers Foundation has supported charities such as:

  • An Achievable Dream
  • Edmarc Hospice
  • Western Tidewater Free Clinic
  • Chrysler Museum of Art
  • Imagination Stage
  • Samaritan House
  • Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
  • Families of Autistic Children of Tidewater
  • The Hurrah Players
  • The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
  • Equi-Kids Therepeutic Riding Program (and Equi-Vets Programming)
  • St. Mary’s Home for Disabled Children
  • Virginia Arts Festival
  • Sterlitz Early Childhood Center
  • Junior Achievement of Hampton Roads
  • Lee’s Friends
  • Chesapeake Bay Academy
  • Duck United Methodist Church
  • ForKids, Inc
  • The Muse Writers Workshop
  • Habitat for Humanity of South Hampton Roads
  • Norfolk Senior Plus
  • Armed Services Arts Partnership Comedy Bootcamp
  • YWCA GED and job skills training
  • The Children’s Center
  • REACH: Reading Enriches All CHildren
  • Dream Catchers equine therapy
  • Newport News Police Foundation
  • Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters
  • Teens With Purpose
  • Park Place Dental Clinic
  • Seton House Youth Shelters
  • Norfolk CASA
  • Bike Norfolk
  • Communities in Action: Razor Sharp Readers
  • Get Out Prevails Foundation Inc
  • The Sarah Michelle Peterson Foundation
  • Virginia Beach CASA
  • New Vision Youth Services
  • Benjamin Goldberg Foundation
  • Community Knights
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness Coastal Virginia
  • Norfolk SPCA
  • The Genieve Shelter
  • Tidewater Friends of Foster Care
  • THRIVE Peninsula

    Delivering food to The Foodbank after a successful Food Drive!

    See our Guidelines and Application in the sidebar for more information on applying for a grant.  Our grants are awarded annually in August.

Grant Requests

The Foundation awards a variety of grants to organizations annually. We look forward to hearing about your cause!

Please review our Guidelines
before submitting your grant request. It will first be reviewed based on its relevance to this important document.

You must complete an application for each grant request to be considered. Postmark must be dated on or before July 15th.

**Please note that you will be able to submit your application online starting May 15. The questions will be the same as the application linked here, however, you will not need to mail in your submission**

Decisions for the 2023-24 cycle will be made in August by the Millers Foundation board of directors, and all decisions are final. Checks will be awarded in August. You will be notified by mail of your award or refusal. All organizations are welcome to reapply annually.

If you wish to mail supplements for your online registration, send them to:

The Millers Foundation
123 Bruton Ct.
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Enclosed: Grant Applications

It may be helpful to view or print the entire application before completing it online, as there is no ability to save partial work.

Sample application

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