2020 charity consideration
We are accepting submissions for consideration as a 2020 Greek Festival Charity Recipient. The deadline for requests is Feb. 29, 2020. Click the link below to be taken to our Google Form application
We are inspired to give back to our Richmond community so special consideration is given to local charities in the Richmond and Central Virginia area where our donation will make a greater impact.
Did you know that you can buy gift certificates for the festival? We sell them in $15 increments and can be used on food and drinks (alcoholic beverages excluded)! They make excellent gifts and can be purchased easily. Please call the Cathedral office at 804-355-3687 and Caroline will help you out!
2019 greek dance schedule
Our dancers practice every week for a year to prepare for our festival! Check out the dance schedule and make sure you catch all the fun and excitement that Greek dancing brings!
Orthodox Choir Concert
Please join us in the cathedral sanctuary for a special Orthodox choir concert. Enjoy traditional hymns and chants sung by our amazing choir.
Thursday, May 30th at 8:00pm
Every year, the Richmond Greek Festival gives a portion of our profits to local charities. We admire the work you do in our community and are pleased that we can offer our support.
Our charities for this year are as follows:
ReEstablish Richmond is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization focused on helping refugees settle into Richmond while maintaining ties to their home culture. ReEstablish Richmond connects refugees to life-building tools and resources, helping their transition to be a positive and empowering experience. We work in collaboration with resettlement agencies, government services, faith communities, and volunteers. We are committed to creating greater opportunities for refugees in Richmond by enabling access to services that benefit their future.
Richmond Community of Caring is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that promotes character education within the East End communities of Richmond City. We are an evidence-based program that strengthens the decision-making skills that young people need to avoid destructive behaviors including early sexual involvement, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, delinquency, and poor school performance. Guided by five Core Values (Caring, Respect, Responsibility, Trust and Family), Richmond Community of Caring endeavors to improve, transform and sustain positive school cultures in which all children and professionals can succeed.
ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation was founded in 1975 by a group of parents in the pediatric oncology clinic at MCV (now the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU.) Today we're Central Virginia's largest and most comprehensive provider of support services for children with cancer and their families. ASK focuses on emotional, financial and educational support services from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.
The mission of Jacob’s Ladder, Inc. is to aid and encourage intellectually gifted, at-risk middle school through high school students, called Climbers, to reach their full potential and become leaders equipped to help others in similar economic and social situations. Through a proactive summer residential four-week enrichment camp and year-round advocacy program, Climbers receive support to foster their intellectual, social, emotional and physical development for four years. Our high school advocacy program then provides mentoring through graduation to assist with challenges and with navigating educational and scholarship opportunities.
Sportable has created opportunities and transformed the lives of individuals with physical disabilities and visual impairments through sport since 2005. The only adaptive sports club in Central Virginia and one of the top Paralympic sport clubs in the country, Sportable provides sporting opportunities to more than 400 athletes by offering a variety of competitive and recreational adaptive sports programs. Our athletes are all ages, come from different backgrounds, and have varying abilities. By fostering a fun, inclusive, competitive, and accessible environment, we transform the lives of our athletes and free them to see beyond their disability, enhance their peer relationships and help them to reach their personal finish line.
The mission of AFOI is to provide opportunities for regular, meaningful visitation, referrals to community resources, and other services that help families cope with incarceration and prepare for release and reunification. We strive to prevent the breakdown of relationships among inmates and their families by providing regular, meaningful visitation, support, referrals and education services. Our programs help families and loved ones throughout the period of incarceration and also prepare families for a successful transition when the inmate is released from prison back into our community.