The Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Awards program recognizes communities each year that are embracing intergenerational solutions to serve, empower, and engage residents of all ages. One recent winner, the Greater Richmond, VA, region, is home to more than 40 local intergenerational programs, festivals, events and leisure activities that bring together 1 million-plus residents of all ages. The Greater Richmond Age Wave Coalition, a collaborative that includes philanthropists, local government, businesses, nonprofits and academia working together to maximize resources for all ages, is a catalyst for many of the intergenerational efforts. In addition to funding from United Way-GRP, Greater Richmond Region’s intergenerational programs receive nearly $1 million in combined support from county and city governments as well as public and private foundations. The Richmond Memorial Health Foundation, for example, awarded a $250,000, two-year grant to continue implementing and expanding the Greater Richmond Age Wave Plan (PDF). Find information on all current and past Best Intergenerational Communities Awards winners on Generations United.