Sustainable Impact

Complex challenges require innovative solutions. The community foundation partners with local individuals, nonprofits, businesses and governments to create positive and lasting change.

Philanthropy 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.

Deep Roots

For more than 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 nonprofit organizations and agencies working across our region with critical resources and opportunities made possible by the generosity of local donors.

Deep Roots

For more than 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 nonprofit organizations and agencies working across our region with critical resources and opportunities made possible by the generosity of local donors.

Philanthropy 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.

Sustainable Impact

Complex challenges require innovative solutions. The community foundation partners with local individuals, nonprofits, businesses and governments to create positive and lasting change.

INCREASED COMMUNITY SUPPORT

Enriching Communities grants support a vibrant mix of services and activities that make our region a better place to live. Thanks in part to a $100K donor-matching program, the Community Foundation signifcantly increased the scope of our grantmaking in 2018.

2018

Enriching
Communities
Grant Partners:
81
Total Funds
Awarded:
$750,099

2017

Enriching
Communities
Grant Partners:
54
Total Funds
Awarded:
$448,317

Latest News

Community Foundation Featured in Nonprofit Quarterly

The Nonprofit Quarterly features the work of the Community Foundation to respond to community tragedy and to sharpen its focus on equity in order to improve the quality of life for all residents in the area.


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.
Read more.


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.


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