Since 2009, 500+ members have granted over $250,000 through the Future Fund!
WHAT IS THE Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF)?
CACF is the Charlottesville area’s community foundation. We help people find ways to engage with and give back to the community in line with their passions and interests.
WHAT IS THE FUTURE FUND?
Charlottesville’s Next-Gen giving program for residents in their 20s, 30s, and 40s. Members pool their membership dues each year, then make collective grants to nonprofit organizations in the Charlottesville area—supporting everything from education to the environment.
By pooling your charitable dollars with likeminded peers your $200 contribution will have a BIG impact. In combination with dozens of other gifts, your donation will be transformed into collective grants that support important community programs. Join to learn about issues and opportunities facing our community. Get to know the great work of our areas nonprofits. And share your passion for positive change!
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP?
Anyone in the Charlottesville area between the ages of 20- 50.
WHAT IS NEW THIS YEAR?
-Membership in the Future Fund now costs only $225 for all ages! $200 of your membership fee will be allocated towards the Future Fund grantmaking pool, and $25 will support the cost of events, food, and other programming for the year.
-CACF is matching the first 100 member’s $200 grant contribution at 50%. This means that for the first 100 members, each contribution of $200 will immediately become $300! At 100 members, the Future Fund’s total grantmaking pool will be stretched from $20,000 to $30,000 for the year.
-We are streamlining this year’s grantmaking process! Interested members will learn how to analyze proposals, conduct site visits, perform due diligence, and make strategic grants in line with grantmaking best practices.
-CACF is partnering with area nonprofits to deliver an exciting calendar of volunteer service opportunities. Members can choose to give back to the community, on their schedules, while learning about the tremendous impact nonprofits have in the Charlottesville area.
PAST GRANT RECIPIENTS INCLUDE:
Western Albemarle High School
Jefferson Area CHiP
The Women’s Initiative
Charlottesville Free Clinic.
City Schoolyard Garden at Buford Middle School
Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA).
Charlottesville High School WALK Program