The Community Foundation Invests to Strengthen Systems in Our Region
The County of Albemarle and The Montpelier Foundation have been awarded the Community Foundation’s 2019 Strengthening Systems grants. Both grants will support creative approaches to how our community engages with our region's history. Read more about the grants.
UVA Health System, Community Foundation to Offer More Than $1 Million in Community Health Grants
Through a partnership between the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and UVA Health System, Central Virginia nonprofits can apply for grants to support community health initiatives. Over the next five years, $250,000 is available annually for initiatives seeking to improve health outcomes identified in the MAPP2Health Community Health Improvement Plan. Read more about this partnership.
Foundation Hosts Neighborhood Redevelopment Discussion
Leaders of various neighborhood redevelopment projects around Charlottesville -- including Southwood, Starr Hill Small Area Project, Public Housing Redevelopment, and Friendship Court -- discussed their work and how community members can engage with their efforts. Watch the panel discussion.
Annual Grants Update Meeting
The Community Foundation invites you to our annual Grants Update Meeting on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. Free and open to the public, this event will be held at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center. This is a great opportunity to learn about important Foundation priorities, changes in our application process, and our new Shaping Futures grant round. For more information, view the full invitation. Please RSVP by May 3rd.
Community Foundation Seeks Marketing and Communications Manager
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is excited to recruit a Marketing and Communications Manager to advance the Foundation’s mission and message to audiences in the Charlottesville area. We are seeking a mission-driven individual who has a strong background in communications and marketing and is passionate and knowledgeable about the Charlottesville region. Application deadline is May 3, 2019. More information, including application guidelines and full job description.
Community Foundation Seeks Director of Advancement
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is excited to recruit a Director of Advancement to lead the Foundation’s work to advance the mission, message and resources of the organization to improve quality of life in the Charlottesville region. We are seeking a mission-driven individual with deep knowledge of philanthropy and strong values of partnership and equity.
More information, including full job description and application guidelines.
Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Team Members
We are excited to welcome two new team members. Aiyana Marcus joins the Foundation as Programs Manager and Latibe Seidou is our new Executive Assistant. Learn more about Aiyana and Latibe.
Foundation Grant Helps End Hunger
Through a Strengthening Systems grant, the Community Foundation funded a multi-year study that will help feed the hungry in Louisa County. The Louisa County Resource Center collaborated with UVA’s Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service to better understand and address food-insecurity needs in the county. The work was featured in UVA Today and NBC29 News.
Read the full report.
Community Foundation’s Brennan Gould Receives National Honor for Heal Charlottesville Fund
On Wednesday evening, November 28, 2018, foundation leaders from around the nation gathered in Washington, DC, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts to recognize the leadership and creativity of some of the most esteemed philanthropic leaders in the United States. Among those recognized was Brennan Gould, president and chief executive officer, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Read More
As Trial Begins, NPR Includes Coverage of Community Foundation’s Healing Work
"Part of what we heard from our community that was needed for the healing was opportunities to act, opportunities to really be good and honest about our collective history," says Foundation President Brennan Gould. "And also to start to act in ways that will that will help address the impacts of that history." See full NPR story.
Foundation CEO Brennan Gould Wins Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking
In recognition of Brennan Gould's leadership of the Community Foundation’s efforts to create the Heal Charlottesville Fund following the white supremacist acts in August 2017, the Council on Foundations awarded her the 2018 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking.
Eboni Bugg Named Director Of Programs
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Eboni Bugg as its new Director of Programs, effective October 1. Bugg will lead grantmaking activity and strategic projects with the Foundation’s community partners, including nonprofits, government organizations and individuals who are working to improve the quality of life in the Charlottesville area. Read more.