CERF

THE FOUNDATION RESPONDS TO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND SYSTEMIC RACISM

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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

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!


Bama Works Fund Announces $743,000 of Grants to 125 Nonprofits

The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce its Spring 2021 grant funding decisions, totaling more than $743,000 and supporting 125 nonprofits throughout the region. With this round of grants, the Bama Works Fund extends its twenty-plus years of commitment to Charlottesville and the surrounding counties.  Learn more.


Now Accepting Applications for Enriching Communities Grant Program

We are now accepting applications for the Enriching Communities Grant Program, which supports a wide range of activities that keep our community vibrant and strong.  Enriching Communities grants will be one-time, unrestricted awards of up to $15,000 to be used over the period of one year and there is more than $750,000 available in total to qualified applicants.  Learn more.


Watch our Annual Grants Update Meeting

Thank you to the 160+ nonprofit leaders, philanthropists, and community members who joined us for an update on the foundation's annual grants.  If you were unable to join us, you can view a recording to learn more about our fall grant programs, including the upcoming Enriching Communities grant and additional grant opportunities through donor-directed funds.  Read more.  


Charlottesville

Charlottesville

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Buckingham

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Louisa

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Nelson

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PO Box 1767 | 114 4th Street SE | Charlottesville, VA | 22902

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