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Inspiring Communities by Connecting People to Real Solutions

The Community Transformers Foundation was established to help marginalized communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia to gain access to services that may be beyond their reach...

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The Community Transformers Foundation  (CTF) is a private independent foundation serving communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. CTF was established to advance health and social equity. The Foundation  seeks to address the social determinants of health, promote wellness and equality in communities that are historically underserved and underrepresented. CTF is exempt from Federal income tax as a 501c3 non-stock corporation. CTF was established from the for-profit agency Community Transformers LLC to serve marginalized communities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  CTF is governed by a Board of Directors (BOD) who are not compensated.  CTF has an executive director who manages the day to day operations of the nonprofit.  The current BOD consists of 15 members who are either currently working or have worked in the field of health care, education, economic development or politics.   CTF corporate office is located in Hopewell, Virginia.

Making a Difference in the Communities We Serve


Our Mission

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Inspiring Communities by Connecting People to Real Solutions

CTF promotes collective work and responsibility within the communities we serve. Our staff consist of some of the most respected professionals in the area who possess the knowledge and experience to build  coalitions that will greatly benefit the community and those who live within. CTF’s mission is to be an organization that is dedicated to building collaborations within communities to develop sustainable programs that address the social determinants of health and promote health equity.  

Our Vision

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People, Community, Equality

Our vision is deeply rooted in the belief that all people deserve a healthy, productive, and prosperous existence, and that in order for a community to reach its full potential, it must provide  the necessary tools for its people so that they can  prosper,  assume healthy lifestyles, and  enjoy a sense of  self-appreciation and social equity.  The Community Transformers Foundation is committed to the communities it served and it is our mission to ensure that people have the resources they need to succeed.

Our Values

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Build up Underserved Communities by Promoting Health and Social Equity

A healthy community is crucial to achieving successful outcomes, whether social or economic. The Community Transformers Foundation addresses health gaps in communities where access to quality healthcare is limited, and connects communities with a network of healthcare professionals who can provide screenings, counseling, and education so that people will have the information they need to make the best decisions regarding their health and wellness needs

Our Strategy

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Leveraging Knowledge, Skill and Innovation

CTF’s strategy is to partner with community leaders, community-based organizations and residents to develop sustainable programs that will ameliorate issues around health inequity and social determinates of health.  CTFs board of directors were chosen specifically for their knowledge, relationships to leaders (either as one or connection to) and their passion for empowering communities. CTF builds collaborations with the communities they serve to design and implement programs to promote healthy outcomes.



Kimberly Trotter Barrow is the recipient of the 2021 Alpha Phi Alpha Community Service Award. Kimberly is the Director of Parks and Recreation for Charles City County, VA and sits on the board of the Community Transformers Foundation, serving as its secretary. Congratulations!

Donald Barrow has been appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Childrens Home of Virginia Baptists (CHVB) by Dr. D. Tyrone Brandon, President of the Virginia Baptist State Convention. In his new appointment, Donald will help oversee the day -to-day operation of CHVB. CHVB was established in 1947 to meet the service needs of those not served and underserved African American children and strives to preserve its vision by offering programs that strengthen youth and African American families. Donald is founder of the Community Transformers Foundation and serves as President & CEO of Community Transformers LLC-L.P. He is a member of The Tabernacle Baptist Church of Petersburg, VA where he leads the Multi-Media Ministry. Congrats!


Kimberly Trotter Barrow

Dr. Lerla G. Joseph  has been named one of the Strong Men & Women in Virginia History by Dominion Energy and the Library of Virginia. Dr. Joseph is among five African-American leaders honored by the organizations during the annual Black History Month program spot- lighting people from the past and present who have made noteworthy contributions to the Commonwealth. Dr. Joseph is a Richmond physician and community health advocate and specializes in geriatric and internal medicine and sits on the board of the Community Transformers Foundation. Well done!


Dr. Lerla  G. Joseph


Donald Barrow


Larry Rogers