The Giving Wall is a small website with a big dream: Create compassionate communities in support of collective progress, by telling the true stories of lives lived in poverty, on a platform where urgent needs that obstruct financial progress are posted and purchased.

Here at The Giving Wall we invite people that don’t look alike, live alike, or love alike, to break down the walls between people and progress. Here, right-now needs meet right-now support and right-now compassion.

Many organizations are on a mission to support the financial progress of people in crisis. Few are equipped to address the urgent needs that obstruct that progress.

Many organizations work to inspire diverse and inclusive communities where everyone feels they belong. Few invite that community closeness using the timeless tool of story and the timely tool of technology.

We do both. By partnering with nonprofits and city agencies we ensure that needs on The Giving Wall are connected to people who are part of a system of care – where holistic services guide the smart, gutsy men and women brave enough to seek support on their hard-fought journey to a life free from crisis.

And by partnering with Supporters, good people who are able and willing to remove the stumbling blocks on that journey, we make certain that system of care is even more successful.

Our Team

We’re a mix of volunteers, funders, artists, nonprofit veterans, advisors, lawyers, designers, activists, advocates, allies, supporters, and believers. Some of us are white, some are black, some are brown. Some of us grew up in poverty (although your bias would tell you otherwise if you met them), others of us grew up in the security of suburbia (and your bias would assume it rightly). Some of us are young, some of us are at a more mature stage in life, some of us are women, others men, and some feel their gender doesn't need to be defined. We’re our own diverse and compassionate community, and we’re here to help.

The Giving Wall Leadership Team

Becky Crump
Founder and Director
Reggie Gordon
Board Member + Founding Partner
Jason Ashlock
Story + Learning Strategy

Laura Lafayette
Board Member

The Giving Wall Volunteer Team

Chaya Braxton
Communications lead for the Office of Community Wealth Building
David Antoline
Technology Advisor
Juliette Oliva
Graphic Design

Technology Partners

Who we work to support

We serve the Richmond region by connecting brave Believers to selfless Supporters through the grit and determination of Career Advisors who work for our partner organizations.

Believer The human who believes in the extraordinary combination of the kindness of others and their own hard work to move them through barriers that block financial progress.

Supporter The human who removes barriers that block the progress of our community members, through their contribution of compassion, time, and money on The Giving Wall.

Advisor The human who mentors and guides Believers on their journey from crisis to thriving, through a combination of life coaching, professional counsel, and connections to life-altering people and critical programs.

Our work in the news

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