We are excited to share a new report which highlights the work and impact of the Community Foundation from Jan. 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Learn how we support communities both in times of stability and unprecedented crisis – and join us in being inspired by the role that generosity, partnership, and innovation can play in ensuring our region is a place in which everyone can belong, participate, contribute, and thrive.

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What We Do

The Community Foundation works with local residents and nonprofits, as well as public and private organizations to facilitate philanthropy, build collaborative relationships, and improve the quality of life in our area.

Latest News

Prana Fund awards grants to support environmental education and the visual arts

The Smith (Karyn and Brice) Family’s Prana Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce nearly $20,000 in awards to support projects that integrate environmental education and the visual arts through hands-on educational opportunities for children living in Charlotteville and/or Albemarle County.  Learn more.  


Community Foundation continues supporting area nonprofits through uncertain times

The Community Foundation continues to partner with and support area nonprofits as they navigate the pandemic and deliver critical programs and services to individuals and families throughout our region.  Our Fall 2021 Enriching Communities grant funding decisions totaled more than $800,000 and supported 116 nonprofits.  And we recently launched the second year of our partnership with Catchafire to connect community-based organizations with highly skilled volunteers.  Learn more about Enriching Communities grantees and the return on investment from our Catchafire partnership.  


Community Foundation releases new impact report

We are excited to share a new report which highlights the work and impact of the Community Foundation from January 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021.  Learn how we support communities in times of stability and unprecedented crisis - and join us in being inspired by the role that generosity, partnership, and innovation can play in ensuring our region is a place in which everyone can belong, participate, contribute, and thrive.

View the PDF report or explore the expanded digital version.  


Community Foundation board member Andrea Roberts wins service award

Congratulations to Community Foundation board member Andrea Roberts for this well-deserved honor.  We are deeply grateful for her service to our governing board and Grants Portfolio Committee, and her efforts to ensure that our region is one where all have the opportunity to belong, contribute, and thrive.  Click here to learn more about Andrea's outstanding work.


Community Foundation launches second year of our capacity-building initiative with Catchafire

We are excited to launch the second year of our capacity-building initiative with Catchafire, which matches you with virtual, skills-based volunteers on projects most critical for your organization's success. 

If you're a current Catchafire user, you are eligible to participate in the program for our second year.  Complete this brief survey to let us know if your organization would like to request to opt in or opt out of Catchafire by Monday, August 23rd. 

If you're not a current Catchafire recipient and would like to participate in the program, you may apply to participate.  Priority will be given to rural-focused organizations, smaller organizations (budget and/or staff size), and organizations led by and/or predominantly serving people of color.  Complete this brief survey by August 23rd to apply!


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