Relationship Foundation of Virginia
2101 Maywill Street
Richmond VA 23230
Mission Statement

Virginia’s growth, environmental health and vibrant economy has been built on a foundation of strong relationships and families. They are the main building blocks of our society.

Relationship Foundation of Virginia (RFVA) has a clear vision - to strengthen relationships for better families - and we do so by providing education, tools and experiences to our community.

For individuals who are committed to bettering their formative relationships and families, we are the trusted resource for skills-based programs and events for relational wellness.

Our participants feel confident and equipped to build a solid foundation for their current and future relationships.
RFVA is dedicated to strengthening families by advocating for strong relationships between couples, increasing fathers' involvement in the lives of their children and working to prevent out-of wedlock and teen pregnancies in the Commonwealth.   
CEO/Executive Director Mr. Christopher E. Beach
Board Chair Mrs. Amie Carter
Board Chair Company Affiliation Mt. Gilead Full Gospel Ministries
Contact Information
Address 2101 Maywill Street
Richmond, VA 23230
Telephone 804 288-3431
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2003
Former Names
Marriage Builders Alliance of Richmond2003
First Things First of Greater Richmond2015
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $251,299.00
Projected Expenses $251,299.00

Virginia’s growth, environmental health and vibrant economy has been built on a foundation of strong relationships and families. They are the main building blocks of our society.

Relationship Foundation of Virginia (RFVA) has a clear vision - to strengthen relationships for better families - and we do so by providing education, tools and experiences to our community.

For individuals who are committed to bettering their formative relationships and families, we are the trusted resource for skills-based programs and events for relational wellness.

Our participants feel confident and equipped to build a solid foundation for their current and future relationships.
RFVA is dedicated to strengthening families by advocating for strong relationships between couples, increasing fathers' involvement in the lives of their children and working to prevent out-of wedlock and teen pregnancies in the Commonwealth.   

In the past 2 years, RFVA has made a great impact on youth, couples, fathers and families.

  • Conducted over 30 Boot Camps per year reaching nearly 500 new fathers. 
  • Provided proven healthy relationship skills to youth in the City of Richmond but to youth in Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover.  In 2013, we reached 64 youth; in 2017 we reached more than 500.  
  • Hosted youth and relationship events ranging from an internationally known road show to bringng in an NFL quarterback to talk about what it takes to survive marriage.  
  • Partnered with Chesterfield County Jail to teach InsideOut Dad program in a locality besides Richmond.  
  • Honored and celebrated the importance of fathers in our community by:
    • Organized FATHER Christmas event honoring dads at a banquet at the Jefferson Hotel and awarding them gift cards for $100 to use towards Christmas for their children.      
    • Hosted, in partnership with The First Tee, our annual Father-Child Golf Tournament on Father's Day Weekend.  
    • Attracted wide-spread media coverage of fatherhood initiatives including Richmond Times Dispatch, Urban Views Weekly Richmond Parents, Mix 98.1, WRIC 8, NBC12, and other social media sites. 
    • Host annual signature event honoring great dads from our community called The Father Figure.  

RFVA operates on a $250,000 budget to make a noticeable and lasting impact on the Commonwealth's families. RFVA has the following needs:

*New Male Youth Programs coordinator to support the demand for male Smart Relationships programs across Richmond, Henrico, Hanover and Chesterfield.  
*New Fatherhood Coordinator to help recruit participants and then instruct our Boot Camp in the City program which we will offer free to soon to be or new fathers in the under-served communities throughout the Greater Richmond area.  
*New Relationship Coordinator to help grow our programs allowing us to reach couples wherever they are in their relationships.   

While we have a very active Board of Directors and some very dedicated and supportive sponsors, we need to further develop our donor base to include a broader spectrum of individuals and foundations.


In an effort to strengthen marriages and families in our community, we initially began in 1998 as a broadly ecumenical coalition of clergy across race and denomination and then incorporated in 2003.

In 2004, our Board of Directors voted to affiliate with First Things First of Chattanooga, Tennessee, which has pioneered a broad-based community “prevention” model for strengthening families. Through public awareness initiatives, education programs and community collaborations, we hope to emulate Chattanooga’s results – a 30% reduction in divorce filings in Hamilton County and a 29% reduction in teen single-mother births since 1997.  In 2016, the organization evolved once again voting to change it's name to Relationship Foundation of Virginia, allowing us to solidify what we do and our mission not only in the Richmond community, but throughout Virginia,

RFVA uses credible research to identify significant problems facing our Commonwealth; identifies solutions based on traditional values; uses empirical data to measure the effectiveness and assess the impact of those solutions; builds broad public support for values-based solutions through advocacy, education, communication and collaboration; equips and empowers local leaders and professionals.

As a community-based non-profit, we pursue a special focus on the most underserved in our community. In 2010, RFVA provided research-based training programs to more than 2,700 clients, of which over 800 were low-income, minority or at-risk individuals.

RFVA strives to reach across racial, ethnic and religious lines to join efforts to tackle these problems that affect every aspect of our society.  Recent and current partners include the Virginia Department of Health and Social Services, Communities in Schools Richmond, Richmond City Health District, Chesterfield Jail, CHAT, Camp Diva, VCU-MCV, Henrico Doctors, Bon Secours Richmond Community, Chippenham & Johnston Willis Hospitals, Henrico County Social Services, National Fatherhood Initiative and the Richmond Family and Fatherhood Initiative.

We have also served many congregations of various denominations including churches that serve minority and/or low income groups.  Our collaborative relationships are long-lasting because of the high quality of our programming and our policy of enrolling anyone interested in our programs, regardless of the ability to pay.

CEO Statement

When our relationships are healthy, life is richer and more fun. Without strong, lasting relationships, life can be harder, feel emptier and lead to more challenges – not only for us, but for our communities.

The nature of relationships has changed. Couples are waiting longer to marry, children are more frequently born out of wedlock, parents are not as engaged in their children’s lives, and individuals enter into marriages with unrealistic expectations for the work it takes to sustain a healthy relationship.

As our name suggests, Relationship Foundation of Virginia is dedicated to building the fundamental elements of strong communities – healthy relationships and families. It takes effort to build a relationship, but the rewards are worth it.

For youth, we deliver programs that teach self-respect and respect for others. For individuals – single or in long-term relationships and marriages - we lead engaging programs to create awareness and provide the practical tools to pursue and sustain strong relationships. For new and expecting dads, we equip them with the skills to be active, committed fathers for life. We provide all with the confidence and strength to thrive.

In relationships and families, people count on each other for support, encouragement and commitment. We understand the demands of these expectations and we are here to help. By building awareness and understanding of the complexity and joys of relationships, we help everyone we serve be more successful, which makes our community a better place to live.

Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Tri-cities Region
Chesterfield County
Goochland County
Henrico County
Hanover County
We serve metro-Richmond with a special focus on the City of Richmond where there is a high density of at-risk, minority and low income families.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Amie Carter
Company Affiliation Mt. Gilead Full Gospel Ministries
Term Jan 2018 to Dec 2020
Board of Directors
Board Members
Mr. Sam Anderson Enso Media Firm
Mr. Christopher Beach First Things First
Mr. J.D. Beam Genworth
Mrs. Amie Carter Mt. Gilead International Gospel Ministries
Mr. Dan Chamberlain 37th Parallel Properties
Mr. Jay Christopher Grant U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Mrs. Brittany Griffith Veritas School
Mr. Calvin Griffith Cushman & Wakefield/Thalhimer
Mr. Chris Johnson Capital One
Mr. Jonathan Kennedy Endeavor Capital
Mr. Troy Kingsbury High Hoos LLC
Ms. Laura Russell DuPont
Mr. Bob Ruthazer Marriage Relationship Coach
Mr. Jerald Williams Arete Consulting Group LLC
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 4
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 3
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 75
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Program / Program Planning
Board Governance
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.

The Board of RFVA is very diverse and very engaged. We have a number of younger professionals who are actively engaged in the organization and in the community. We have grown tremendously in the last two years with their energy and commitment.

Executive Director
Executive Director Mr. Christopher E. Beach
Teacher/Administrator for 12 years in Chesterfield and Henrico County Public Schools
Director of Programs for 3 years at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Richmond and Tri-Cities
Director of Development for 1.5 Years at FRIENDS Association for Children.  
Honored as one of Style Weekly's Top 40 Under 40 2016
2016 participant in The Community Foundation's Emerging Nonprofit Leaders Program 
Senior Staff
Mrs. Debra Rogers Director of Development
Full Time Staff 2
Part Time Staff 2
Volunteers 50
Contractors 0
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 3
Date Strategic Plan Adopted 2015
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes

The following is a partial list of organizations and agencies with whom we partner or collaborate in some way… it is continually growing:

o       Virginia Department of Social Services

o       Richmond City Health Department, Social Services, Jail and East District Initiative

o       Church Hill Academy and Tutoring

o       Henrico County Department of Social Services and Fatherhood Initiative

o       Communities in Schools Richmond

o       Chesterfield County Jail

o       Virginia Commonwealth University & MCV

o       Henrico Doctors Hospital

o       Chippenham and Johnston Willis Hospitals

o       Healthy Beginnings Center at Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital

o       Virginia Union University

o       Church Hill Academy and Turoting

o       National. State and local Fatherhood Initiatives

o       Various Major Denominations, Conventions and many Congregations

o       Richmond Baptist Association, Virginia Baptists and Baptist General Convention

o       Episcopal Diocese of Virginia,   Richmond Diocese Catholic


Henrico County Healthy Marriage InitiativeNational Association of Counties2008
Four Target Cities selectionNational Marriage CoMission2010
Top 40 Under 40; Chris BeachStyle Weekly2016
BOOT CAMP FOR NEW DADS™ is a highly acclaimed national program for new and expecting dads.  In this unique program, "Rookies" (expectant dads) learn from "Veterans" (dads who have graduated from the program and bring their infants to class) and a "Coach" (trained facilitator and experienced Dad).   This leads the rookies through a locker-room style three hour lesson on how to take care of baby and mom and talk man-to-man about what fatherhood means.  No mothers allowed. Considered an evidence-based “best practice.”
Also 24/7 Dads and Inside Out Dads are additional programs which we have available for groups of especially at-risk dads who are oftern in court ordered programs or incarcerated or are ex-offenders.  These are run as funding is available.
Population Served Families
Budget $49,000.00
Short Term Success
Fathers report increased parenting skills and more confidence to be engaged as a father and good parenting partner.
Long Term Success
More children experiencing the benefits of growing up in homes with both parents actively involved in their lives.  More involved and engaged fathers who are equipped to parent their children and be good partners.
Relationship Smarts™ - is a healthy relationship skills education program for youth from the nationally recognized Dibble Institute.  This is a 12-session program that can be customized for the audience and alloted time (up to 12 hours).  For youth in any setting; regularly used in schools serving under-served youth, including Richmond, Henrico, Cheseterfield, and Hanover Public Schools.   Considered an evidence-based “best practice.”
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)
Budget $58,000.00
Short Term Success
Over 90% of participants report increased knowledge of healthy relationship skills and awareness of dating violence warning signs and steps toward safety on post training surveys. Over 90% of participants report high satisfaction and recommend program to friends.   100% of partner organization staff report high satisfaction with program and recommend it to other agencies.
Long Term Success
Youth will enjoy the many benefits of forming healthy relationships that lead to healthy marriage and family formation.  Reduced teen pregnancies due to better relationship choices and lower teen dating violence.
Couple's Skills (adult marriage and relationships) Date Nights-  As couples grow in their relationships, some feel that it becomes routine.  Through our date night programs, couples get the opportunity to enjoy an experience together outside of the everyday norms.  In each date night there is a lesson built in to help couples communicate, which is the number one reason relationships fail.  In partnership with business across the community, RFVA provides couples with memories at a reduced price.  
Population Served Families
Budget $49,000.00
Short Term Success
Over 96% of all participants report increased knowledge of healthy relationship skills.  Over 90% report that they will utilize these new skills.  Over 95% of particiapants report high satisfaction and would recommend program to others.
Long Term Success
Increased healthy relationships and satisfying and lasting marriages.  Increased numbers of children who grow up in homes with both parents in healthy and lssting marriages/relationships.   When we have stronger marriages and  families, we have stronger communities.
Certification for professionals: PREPARE/ENRICH certification program for counselors, clergy and mentor couples, a relationship and personality inventory for pre-marital preparation or marriage enrichment with exercises. This well researched and widely used counseling and couples education tool is used by clergy and counselors world-wide.  Considered an evidence-based "best practice.”
Also FOCCUS/REFOCCUS is available.
Population Served Families
Budget $15,000.00
Short Term Success
We already have hundreds of local service providers and congregations with skilled professionals and mentor couples who are helping prepare couples and preserve marriages and families. 
Long Term Success
Increased children growing up in homes with both parents in healthy and lasting marriages. Professionals, clergy, counselors, mentor couples equipped to help other achieve healthy relationships and marriages. This is a capacity building program for our community who will have more professionals who are equipped to support marriages and families.
CEO/ED/Board Comments
RFVA is proactive in bringing proven research based best practices for family preservation and strengthening to the Greater Richmond area. We have a strong reputation for collaborating with public, non-profit and religious organizations and for exceeding goals and expectations. 
Our biggest challenge is securing the ongoing funding to support the need for our programs.  As the definition of family is ever changing we are excited to change to meet people where they are and not where society thinks they should be.  We know that it is not going to be easy but we are committed to growing to reach more youth, dads and couples.  We realize that the foundation of a strong community are healthy relationships and we plan to grow, on relationship at a time.  
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $251,299.00
Projected Expenses $251,299.00
Endowment Value $31,000.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201520142013
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$241,428$0$25,000
Individual Contributions--$133,806$92,190
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events--$53,414$43,064
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$152,539$163,395$168,027
Administration Expense$46,841$48,764$59,821
Fundraising Expense$37,852$42,992$56,023
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.240.851.03
Program Expense/Total Expenses64%64%59%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue15%23%23%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$103,937$47,833$84,388
Current Assets$79,000$21,740$83,173
Long-Term Liabilities$0----
Current Liabilities$966$2,625$1,013
Total Net Assets$102,971$45,208$83,375
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities81.788.2882.11
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 5/2016View
Organization Comments
We do not conduct an audit due to small size of organization. We do have an internal board independent review.
Foundation Comments
  • Form 990 prepared by Todd Ofslager Accounting & Tax Services.
  • Financial statements prepared internally by the organization.
  • Financial information provided by the Form 990, with supplemental information provided by the profit & loss statement.