giving back awards

2021 Giving Back Awards at Virginia MOCA

On November 10th, 2021, Coastal Virginia Magazine had the privilege of honoring our 2021 Giving Back Awards recipients, as well as our 2021 Nonprofit of the Year, Mutts With a Mission at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. It was…

Service Dogs for Those Who Served

“A trained service dog is the best medicine for individuals with deep invisible wounds. It’s an opportunity not to survive, but to live. Without Mutts With A Mission, my obituary would have been written years ago.” – Cheryl Caves, U.S.…

Helping from the Heart: 2021 Giving Back Awards

Intro By Leona Baker Coastal Virginia Magazine’s annual Giving Back Awards are designed to honor the region’s outstanding nonprofit organizations and businesses* that transform our communities and enrich the lives of others in a variety of ways with charitable or…

Giving Back Awards Nominations 2021

The Giving Back Awards and the Community Impact Awards have merged! Coastal Virginia Magazine’s annual Giving Back Awards are designed to honor organizations and businesses that give back to our community and improve the lives of those who call Coastal…

Giving Back and Community Impact Awards Reception 2020

On Nov. 4, Coastal Virginia Magazine honored our annual Giving Back and Community Impact Awards winners, celebrating area nonprofits and businesses that make a difference in our community, at a special reception at Virginia MOCA in Virginia Beach. For our 2020 awards, we made…

2020 Giving Back Awards Winners

While this year may be one most of us are anxious to put in the rearview mirror, 2020 was also a time when those willing to be of service to their communities reflected the best of human nature while faced…

2020 Nonprofit of the Year: Survivor Ventures

“In the movies, [human trafficking] is this big kidnapping situation. You’re taken away and never heard from again, but it’s not like that. It’s actually the complete opposite. Most of the time, it’s the people that you trust, love and…