Enriching Community

The Community Foundation proudly connects hundreds of nonprofit organizations and agencies working across our region with critical resources and opportunities made possible by the generosity of local donors. The collective impact of this work is transformational.

Deep Roots

For nearly five decades, the Community Foundation has cultivated strong relationships and local expertise to improve the quality of life for people throughout our region.

New Roots Urban Farm

Sustainable Impact

Complex challenges require innovative solutions. The Community Foundation is an active partner with local individuals, nonprofits, businesses and governments to create positive and lasting change across our area.

Bracketts Farm

Philanthrophy in Action

The decisions that shape our community are increasingly being made locally. The Community Foundation harnesses the power of local philanthropy to foster new ways of working together to move our communities forward.

Jeremy, Piedmont Virginia Community College

Building Community

Opportunities abound to enrich and strengthen our communities and positive change happens when people come together to achieve common goals. The Community Foundation skillfully connects the right people, programs, and resources to help local communities realize opportunities for positive change.

Changing Our World

The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band inspires us to remember that we have the power to change the world, starting here at home. Through significant investment in the creative arts, Bama Works has ensured that a generation of young artists can create, collaborate and make a mark in our community and beyond.

Local Philanthropy

Over the past five years, fourteen philanthropists have used their donor-advised funds at the Community Foundation to support a group of non-profit leaders spearheading a local food movement. Area farmers sell their produce locally for a fair price. Area residents obtain nutritious, locally grown food.

Collective Impact

Philanthropy evolves from one generation to the next. The Future Fund is rejuvenating the power of philanthropy to lead our community forward. Members connect, explore opportunities to make a difference, share new ideas, and invest their pooled resources for the good of the community.

Visionary Philanthropy

Researchers, clinicians, and philanthropists in Charlottesville are collaborating with like minds around the globe to accelerate the adoption of focused ultrasound - a transformative technology that eliminates invasive surgical procedures that can be as dangerous as the diseases they seek to treat.

Vital Connections

How has our community managed to preserve clean water and rural landscapes in the face of rapid growth? The answer is found in the places where the land, water and people meet. Our State of the Community report explores these connections and the nonprofit groups who have helped local communities achieve uncommon success in preserving our natural heritage.

Philanthrophy in Action

The decisions that shape our community are increasingly being made locally. The Community Foundation harnesses the power of local philanthropy to foster new ways of working together to move our communities forward.

Sustainable Impact

Complex challenges require innovative solutions. The Community Foundation is an active partner with local individuals, nonprofits, businesses and governments to create positive and lasting change across our area.

Deep Roots

For nearly five decades, the Community Foundation has cultivated strong relationships and local expertise to improve the quality of life for people throughout our region.

Enriching Community

The Community Foundation proudly connects hundreds of nonprofit organizations and agencies working across our region with critical resources and opportunities made possible by the generosity of local donors. The collective impact of this work is transformational.

Investing for Good

The Community Foundation invests for good. We work alongside others and allocate charitable assets to improve the quality of life in our area.

50th Anniversary Celebration

On June 14, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., join us on the Downtown Mall for a celebration of the artistry and diversity of Charlottesville and the work of local nonprofits in the community.

A Message to Our Community

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation absolutely condemns the racism, hatred, intimidation and terrorism demonstrated by white supremacist groups that we witnessed with horror in August. Our hearts go out to our fellow community members who were viciously attacked and injured, and we are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Heather Heyer, Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper Berke Bates. Our thoughts and prayers are with their family members and friends.

We also want to send a message of love and appreciation to all members of our community, and especially to those whose race, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation have made them targets of hatred and violence. 

The Foundation exists to support and serve all who live in and around Charlottesville, and now, more than ever, we are determined to pull together and become an even stronger community. Thank you to all who have already reached out to support the people of Charlottesville. If you would like to contribute to a fund that will continue these efforts, donate to the Heal Charlottesville Fund. All proceeds will be directed toward supporting the restoration, reconciliation and healing process that lies ahead.

Jan Dorman                                                                                                                                                                            

Interim President                                                   

Imagination Foundation

Heal Charlottesville Fund

The Heal Charlottesville, Concert for Charlottesville and Unity Cville Funds have come together to respond to the events of August 11th and 12th in Charlottesville. Many generous donors have contributed to these funds to support victims and help the community move forward. Over $1 million has been raised across these funds and a number of efforts are underway.

To date, the Funds have co-funded over $325,000 to support individual victims as well as organizations who are providing trauma counseling and support. 

A helpline (434-234-4490) is available to anyone impacted by the August events. This helpline is available Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm. We encourage community members to call for assistance. The resources available through this program have supported mental health and ongoing medical services, as well as rent assistance, transportation, child care and other expenses related to missing work due to injury and loss of income. The funding is flexible and there is additional funding available. We encourage anyone who has a need to contact the helpline. 

In addition to this effort, the Heal and Concert for Charlottesville Funds have co-funded different community-based organizations to expand their trauma support services for the community. These groups include

ReadyKids
Sister Keeper Doula Collective
The Women’s Initiative
Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition
Common Ground Healing Arts

Support has also gone to a program for first responders. 

We invite community members to email us at supportcville@cacfonline.org to let us know about other victim support or trauma counseling service opportunities in the community. We want to be sure that community members are able to access options that work best for them. 

We remain committed to meeting the immediate needs of community members and understand that the recovery from traumatic events like those our community experienced can take time. We are here to support that process and will continue to provide updates.

DONATE TO THE HEAL CHARLOTTESVILLE FUND

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Contact & Connect

PO Box 1767 | 114 4th Street SE | Charlottesville, VA | 22902

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