Community Engagement


At Afton, we are committed to being good citizens wherever we have a presence throughout the world. Good citizens do more than simply comply with laws; they support causes that help to improve the community. We support such causes as a corporation and encourage Afton’s people to take active roles in answering community needs.

See all regional stories that illustrate how Afton supports local communities across the globe below.
We have also been providing support to our local communities during COVID-19. Click here to learn more.


From disaster relief aid to strengthening our local educational systems and keeping our environment safe and clean, we take an active role by volunteering in our communities.


We work independently and with outside organizations to promote community development in the focused areas of public health and safety, education, and community sports and art programs.


We support our communities in many different ways, the least of which is through donating resources to help organizations that are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors every day.

Afton supports many programs in our community – focusing in the areas of education, health, social services, as well as, cultural activities and programs that improve the quality of life primarily in communities where Afton has facilities. Some of the organizations we support include:

  • Big Brothers & Big Sisters
  • Bloodwise
  • Children's Hospital
  • Children's Safety Education Foundation
  • Circus Starr
  • Comfort Zone Camp
  • Communities In Schools of Richmond
  • College Orientation Workshop
  • Dreamflight
  • Goodwill
  • Junior Achievement
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Massey Cancer Center
  • Math Science Innovation Center
  • Naomi House Hospice
  • National Merit Scholarship Corporation
  • Rainbow Trust
  • Science Museum of Virginia
  • Sebastian's Action Trust
  • Special Olympics
  • Sports Backers
  • Thames Valley Air Ambulance
  • United Way
  • VCU Foundation
  • Virginia Foundation for Independent Colleges
  • Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
  • World Pediatric Project