To fill the gap between a retailer’s dream and business success.
The Retail Alliance Foundation (501(c)(3) was created in 2011 to support charitable and educational activities on behalf of Retail Alliance.
Social Enterprise Development
In an effort to diversify revenue, nonprofits are entering the retail industry at a greater rate than ever before. The RA Foundation offers tailored services and support to help nonprofit retail efforts succeed. For more information, contact RA Foundation staff.
Microloans in the amount of $100 – $3000 are available to startup retailers, with preference given to CRE CROps graduates. For more information, contact RA Foundation staff.
Center for Retail Excellence
The Center for Retail Excellence strives to fill the competency gap in retail operations, equipping participants with the education and skills to overcome the challenges inherent in starting or advancing their careers in the retail industry. The mission of the CRE is to be the premier source for retail education and support throughout Southeast Virginia.
For more information about the Center for Retail Excellence, click here.
RA Foundation Board of Directors
Clothes Mentor/Once Upon A Child
Randall Benjamin, CPP PHR
Acting Chair of Loss Prevention Task Force
Gloucester Main Street Preservation Trust
Garden Gazebo/Hickory Farms
Vice Chairwoman of the Board
Potter & Company
Philip M. Scotti
Philip Michael Fashion for Men
Small’s Restaurant & Catering Co.
The Retail Alliance Foundation is a non-profit organization that depends on the support of individuals, businesses and foundations who want to help retail entrepreneurs succeed.
If you would like to join us in our commitment towards retail business success and economic development in Southeast Virginia, please consider a tax-deductible donation to:
For any questions regarding donating please contact RA Foundation staff.
The Retail Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Your donation to the Retail Alliance Foundation is tax-deductible.