I Have A Dream Foundation - Richmond
12908 Fox Meadow Drive
Henrico VA 23233
Mission Statement To motivate and empower students to reach their educational and career goals by providing resources, enrichment opportunities, tutoring and mentoring.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Gail Henshaw
Board Chair Gail Henshaw
Board Chair Company Affiliation Masonic Home of Virginia
Contact Information
Address 12908 Fox Meadow Drive
Henrico, VA 23233
Telephone 804 476-4111
Fax 804 360-1001
E-mail dream@ihaveadreamrichmond.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 2006
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $85,700.00
Projected Expenses $85,700.00
Mission To motivate and empower students to reach their educational and career goals by providing resources, enrichment opportunities, tutoring and mentoring.
1.      Provided new, age-appropriate books to elementary school students in the City of Richmond and the Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield through our Read More Books! initiative. Over 100,000 books have been distributed over the past six years.
2.      Coordinated “Challenger Day” in partnership with Henrico County Public Schools, Capital One and Tuckahoe Little League. Over 200 exceptional education students came to Tuckahoe Little League to be introduced to the sport of challenger baseball.
3.  Coordinated field trips to James Madison's Montpelier for 300 Richmond City elementary students.
4.      Continued to support our Dreamers through academic tutoring, field trips, summer programming, environmental education, service learning opportunities and enrichment projects such as book report contests.

1.      Obtain funding to continue supporting all initiatives.

2.      Operate academic tutoring program and provide enrichment opportunities for Dreamers.

3.      Continue distribution of books through our Read More Books! program, including assemblies and visiting authors when possible.

4.      Develop various system-wide educational opportunities in the City of Richmond and Henrico County such as essay contests, Challenger Day, field trips, etc. 
  • Board members willing to serve on a working Board of Directors
  • Social media coordinator (volunteer basis)
  • Volunteers to distribute books to students in elementary schools several times per year
  • New or very gently used books
Ten years ago, the Virginia Attorney General’s office began administering the Richmond Gang Reduction and Intervention Program, the goal of which was to significantly reduce gang activity in targeted neighborhoods. 
We became a local partner in this initiative. In the 2006-2007 school year, “I Have A Dream” sponsored all students then in second grade at Broad Rock Elementary School in Richmond. We follow this same group
of approximately 40 students throughout elementary, middle and high school. Upon graduation or earning a GED, “Dreamers”are eligible for last-dollar tuition assistance after obtaining other grants and scholarships. Specifically, we offer a variety of year-round programs including tutoring, mentoring, field trips and other enrichment opportunities. As our Dreamers progressed through elementary school, we expanded our services to the benefit of all students enrolled at Broad Rock by giving books to every student, sponsoring field trips, and hosting visiting authors and artists. 
The joy of providing books to students for their home libraries eventually led to a system-wide distribution to every elementary school student in the City of Richmond. That too has expanded to include select schools in the Counties of Henrico and Chesterfield. We have distributed 100,000 books to students over the past seven years. 
In partnership with many organizations including Capital One, we have coordinated "Challenger Day", bringing hundreds of exceptional education students to Tuckahoe Little League (TLL) to be introduced to the sport of baseball on TLL's state-of-the-art challenger field. Students also participated in games and activities.
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Metro Richmond
Richmond, City
Henrico County
Board Chair
Board Chair Gail Henshaw
Company Affiliation Masonic Home of Virginia
Term Jan 2013 to July 2018
Email dream@ihaveadreamrichmond.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
Marty Bland Capital One
Valerie Dean Community Volunteer
Gail Henshaw Masonic Home of Virginia
Andrew Henshaw Quality Foods Delivered, Inc.
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 4
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 3
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? No
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Gail Henshaw
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Contractors 0
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Programming for our Dreamers can include after-school homework help sessions, Saturday school, academic mentoring, summer school, tutoring, field trips and enrichment activities. 
"I Have A Dream" Richmond has championed reading as a cornerstone of our program since inception.  We began work at one elementary school with one grade level and have slowly expanded to include the entire school, then multiple schools, then entire school systems. Many volunteers are involved in classroom visits or assemblies.
In partnership with Capital One, Tuckahoe Little League and Henrico County Schools, hundreds of exceptional education students are invited to Tuckahoe Little League to be introduced to the sport of challenger baseball. 
Description We are currently actively involved in supporting one student from Haiti who is studying in the United States. He attends college in Kentucky and is on track to graduate in the Spring of 2018, at which time he will either continue studies on a graduate level, or return to Haiti as an educated, empowered individual prepared to become a productive community leader in his home country.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $85,700.00
Projected Expenses $85,700.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$30,237$43,422$35,880
Administration Expense$2,986$2,895$1,708
Fundraising Expense$0$0--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.581.011.89
Program Expense/Total Expenses91%94%95%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$262,916$248,243$252,669
Current Assets$43,931$29,258$33,684
Long-Term Liabilities$124,719$129,448$134,156
Current Liabilities$0$0--
Total Net Assets$138,197$118,795$118,513
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets47%52%53%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 9/2016View
Foundation Comments


  • If an organization has gross receipts less than $200,000 and total assets at the end of the tax year less than $500,000, it can choose to file Form 990-EZ.