CERF

THE FOUNDATION RESPONDS TO THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND SYSTEMIC RACISM

The Community Foundation is pleased to announce Community Recovery & Catalyst Grants of up to $50,000. In partnership with Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band, Dorothy Batten, UVA Community Health, and Twice is Nice, we are seeking to support nonprofits as they recover, sustain, and build their organizations. Click here to donate.

Note: The Community Recovery & Catalyst Grant application window closed on August 14, 2020. If you have questions about your application, please send an email to crcgrants@cacfonline.org. The Grants Portfolio Committee is working on the review process and CACF staff will be reaching out if there are any questions. Decisions on Catchafire subscriptions can be expected by mid-September. Funding decisions can be expected by October 15.

COVID Response Equity Journey

What We Do

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

Latest News

Watch Our Investments Update Webinar

As Jim Beckett wryly noted, during our Investments Update webinar on October 13, "It's been an interesting time." So to check in our investments and look to the future, we gathered members of the Community Foundation's Investment Committee and Wells Fargo Private Bank. Our panelists included Kristina Koutrakas, portfolio strategy director for the Virginia Retirement System; Alice Handy, founder and former CEO of Investure; Kristin Henningsen, managing director of CornerStone Partners; Frederick Nolde, director, Investure; and Beckett, an investment advisor at Wells Fargo. Read more.


Recognizing Indigenous Peoples Day

At the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, we believe that the history of our region does not lie in the past. Instead, it lives deep inside communities today, lending essential context to the successes we have enjoyed and the challenges we continue to face. And what context could be more essential than the recognition of peoples who came before us? Read more.


Join Our Investment Update Webinar

Please join us October 13 at 9 a.m. for a discussion with members of the Community Foundation's Investment Committee and Wells Fargo Private Bank. Register here. We'll talk about the performance of our investments over the last fiscal year and share information about the work of the Investment Committee. Read more.


Jan Dorman Retires; Community Foundation Announces Search for Chief Financial Officer

Jan Dorman, director of finance at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, will retire, effective December 2020. The Foundation has begun a search for her successor. Dorman joined the Foundation team in May 2015, building on a career developing businesses in the education and healthcare sectors. In the five years since then, the organization has grown in its commitment to the community, promoting transparent, collaborative, creative grantmaking and investing; partnering with donors and grantees; and reimagining what it means to be a community where everyone can thrive. Read more.


Our Equity Journey

The Community Foundation was founded on a keen awareness of our interconnectedness as a community of people sharing a region. Our futures are intertwined, and in order to thrive together, we need to ensure that we are contributing to conditions that enable everyone to meet their full potential regardless of the circumstances of one’s birth. Read more.


Bama Works Fund Announces $1 Million Partnership with Emergency Fund

The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $1 million commitment to a special Community Recovery & Catalyst Grants program. In lieu of its fall grant round, Bama Works Fund is partnering with the Community Emergency Response Fund to offer a grant program for nonprofits to recover, sustain, and build their organizations. Grants will address the impacts of COVID-19 and longstanding racial inequities in order to build an equitable, vibrant region. Read more.


Statement on the Murder of Black People

At the Community Foundation we are heartbroken by the events of these past weeks: the murder in Georgia of Ahmaud Arbery, the murder in Louisville of Breonna Taylor, and the murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd. They were murdered by individuals sworn (at the time or in the recent past) to protect them and their communities. Now their names have been added to a long list of souls whose nation has failed them. Read more.


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