RVA MAKERFEST, is a pending 501c3 nonprofit organization consisting of volunteers from a number of Richmond-area companies and groups. As an organization, the goals of RVA MakerFest are:
- To break down the silos between existing makers and maker groups to encourage a collaborative DIY community in Metro Richmond.
- Inspire all Richmonders to embrace tinkering and creation as paths to learning and innovation
- To advance the STEAM disciplines–science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics–among children to seed more makers