About The Foundation

The Chamber Foundation tracks Virginia’s economic competitiveness, conducts research and analysis, and hosts programs – connected to the priorities of Blueprint Virginia 2025.

Executive Committees guide the work of the Virginia Chamber Foundation and are charged with directing long-term research, programming, public policy development, and thought leadership. Executive Committees include:

The Foundation is currently focused on the following programs and studies:

Programs
Hire Vets Now
K-12 Innovation Challenges

Studies
Blueprint Virginia 2025 Dashboard
The Value of Free Enterprise
The National Rankings Initiative to make Virginia the #1 state for business
Quarterly Economic Reports

Those who invest in the Foundation play a major role in implementing the goals outlined in Blueprint Virginia 2025 and strengthening Virginia’s business climate. Donations to the Virginia Chamber Foundation are fully tax deductible.

The Virginia Chamber Foundation also relies on grant funding for our programming and initiatives. Click here to submit your request for proposals.

Keith Martin serves as Executive Director of the Virginia Chamber Foundation and brings to the role more than 17 years of experience in public policy and law at the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and in various positions within Virginia state government.

Cyndi Miracle serves as Senior Vice President of Programs for the Virginia Chamber Foundation and brings to the role 30 years of experience at the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. She leads the foundation’s programs including HIRE VETS NOW and Innovation Challenge.

Erik Rison assists the Virginia Chamber Foundation in a support capacity, lending legislative and policy experience to the research, initiatives, and programs of the foundation.

For more information about the Virginia Chamber Foundation, contact Keith Martin at k.martin@vachamber.com.