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.

Photography: Andrew Shurtleff

Orange, Virginia

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.

Photography: Andrew Shurtleff

Charlottesville Ballet Academy

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.

Photography: Andrew Shurtleff

Local Food Hub

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.

Photography: Andrew Shurtleff

Charlottesville Works Initiative partnering with Charlottesville Parking Center

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.

Photography: Sarah Cramer Shields

Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Neal Kassell and Dave Matthews

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.

Community Voice

Hear Together | Greene County Youth Development Council

In 2012 the Greene County Commonwealth's Attorney led a public effort to examine how to make the community safer. Public forums and meetings were held, and a theme emerged. In order to build a safer Greene County, they needed to deal with the lack of comprehensive youth development programming.  Accordingly, the Youth Development Council was born, and Executive Director Mike Alley came in with an eye on cultivating good citizens with better outcomes, one kid at a time. Hear more from Mike in this WNRN ‘Hear Together’ feature.

Learn more about the Youth Development Council and the 'Hear Together' series here.

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Contact & Connect

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

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