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  • Students on the CACF Youth Service Award Committee selected the Children, Youth & Family Services (CYFS) Teen Counseling Program as the recipient of the 2014 YSA Award of $10,000. Their exercise in philanthropy culminated on April 21st when the students presented a check to the recipient of their 2014 grant. Dr. Rosa S. Atkins, Superintendent... Read More
  • The issue includes a message from CACF's new President, Anne Scott, as the cover story. Our feature story is on "The Philanthropy of Mary Beth and Gordon Smyth" written by staff member Dan Freedman. There is a story of how one local nonprofit, the Green Adventure Project, benefited from multiple CACF Grants, an update on the... Read More
  • The Women’s Initiative’s (TWI) is nestled behind an old magnolia tree just off High Street in historic downtown Charlottesville. Its appearance as a quaint office space is understated when compared to the impact felt by the droves of women who use TWI’s services for affordable, readily available mental health care Read More
  • CACF Community Endowment: The Community Endowment is the Foundation’s unrestricted Grantmaking program that provides support to nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life in the CACF service area. Thirty-seven organizations are receiving $277,400 in grant awards. The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band in CACF supports... Read More
  • John Redick served the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation for 28 years in various capacities, retiring as President in October of 2013. To memorialize his tenure and legacy at the Foundation, the John R. Redick Fund was established in CACF. Read More
  • The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s Governing Board is pleased to announce that Anne Scott has been named its next President and Chief Executive Officer. Read More
  • Over 225 people attended the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Annual Luncheon held in honor of John Redick’s retirement. There was a bittersweet side as the luncheon was the formal opportunity to say farewell to the President of CACF, who has served the Foundation for 28 years in various capacities. Read More
  • In August 2013, the Eco-Living Fund awarded its first two grants totally almost $9,000 to support its goal of supporting specific, concrete actions that have quantifiable results of people living more sustainably: Read More
  • In this clip, Virginia Senator Mark Warner discusses how much he values the philanthropic efforts of every Community Foundation statewide. Read More
  • On September 12, 2012, CACF presented a $100,000 Grant to the Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition. This was the first grant under its Collaboration Initiative, to foster results-drive collaboration among nonprofits. The Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition Fund in CACF has been established for those desiring to assist in this... Read More