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.

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.

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.

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.

Charlottesville Works Initiative partnering with Charlottesville Parking Center

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.

Community Voice

22,000 households in the Charlottesville Metropolitan Area report annual earnings of less than $37,000. For these families, home ownership is currently out of reach.

FACT: Individuals working full-time and earning minimum wage need the equivalent of 2.7 jobs to afford a two-bedroom apartment priced at fair-market value in our community.

Several local organizations are working with area residents to address the issue of affordable housing. Solutions that are proving to be effective include supportive housing, mixed use/income neighborhoods, and rapid re-housing.

Charlottesville

Charlottesville

Albemarle

Albemarle

Buckingham

Buckingham

Fluvanna

Fluvanna

Greene

Greene

Louisa

Louisa

Nelson

Nelson

Orange

Orange

Contact & Connect

114 4th Street SE, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434.296.1024    email: 

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