Embrace Richmond is extremely grateful to our partnering organizations whose assistance and dedication to serving under-resourced communities is vital to the success of improving a community. Below you will find information about some of our partnerships. We encourage you to read more here to discover how community, business, and local organizations are working together to rebuild communities from within.

National Affiliations 


Communities First Association

Embrace Richmond is proud to be a Communities First Association affiliate. CFA is a national professional association of Intermediary Christian Community Developers that provides a supportive learning environment, resources, and tools to those who transform communities.

Christian Community Development Association

The Christian Community Development Association (CCDA) is a network of Christians      committed to seeing people and communities wholistically restored.  Not just spiritually, but emotionally, physically, economically, and socially. Not by offering mercy alone, but by undergirding mercy with justice.



Congregational Partners


Northminster Church

Northminster Church is the anchor partner in the work Embrace Richmond is doing in the Brookland Park Corridor.   Embrace is coaching and training leaders from Northminster Church in Asset Based Community Development practices.   In addition, Northminster has pledged use of its facilities in support of several community based initiatives and is the host of the Northside Dream Team.

Brandermill Church

Brandermill Church serves as our Chesterfield Dream Team host site which currently supports the Hillside Family team and Northside Youth initiatives.





Salisbury Church

Salisbury Church serves as our Food Security Dream team which currently supports gardening and cooking projects in Hillside and the Brookland Park communities.




If your congregation would like to become an Embrace Richmond partner, please contact for more information.