“As a region of interconnected people, we have the opportunity and
responsibility to care for one another. I am extremely grateful to the
generous donors who have contributed to this effort so far.
Philanthropy is well positioned to be nimble, responsive, and creative
in times of crisis."
– Brennan Gould, president and chief executive officer of the Community Foundation
Hosted by the Community Foundation, the Community Emergency Response Fund
was established to provide flexible resources to organizations in Central
Virginia helping to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thanks to lead gifts by the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band, Batten
Family Fund, Adiuvans Relief Fund, Quantitative Foundation, Hilltop Foundation, Charlottesville
Area Community Foundation, two anonymous donors, the City of
Charlottesville, County of Albemarle, United Way of Greater
Charlottesville, Wells Fargo, Tremaine Family Foundation and the support of
more than 200 contributors to date, over $2.3 million has already been
The Community Foundation, Cville Community Cares, United Way of Greater
Charlottesville, City of Charlottesville, and County of Albemarle will
partner to disburse funds to households experiencing hardship due to the
COVID-19 virus. This partnership will make financial payments to households
in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna,
Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange.
The Foundation is listening to the needs of community-based organizations providing basic assistance, including food, housing, and medical supplies. It will make targeted grants to organizations in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange.
We will outline additional uses as we learn more about needs, gaps, and
Anyone experiencing hardship as a result of the COVID-19 virus and its
economic impacts can call (434) 234-4490 between 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.
Multiple languages are available.
Donations can be made by clicking here .
We also will accept checks made payable to the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. In the memo line, please indicate this support is to be directed to the Community Emergency Response Fund. Checks can be mailed to Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, PO Box 1767, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
For those in need of additional support, please see the following available community
Cville Cares hotline for grocery/prescription pickup for people who cannot leave their homes, and other material support: (434) 214-0454 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Support CVille local resource hub: https://www.supportcville.com
Supports for Small Businesses & Non-Profits (resources begin at the bottom of page 1): https://www.cacfonline.org/appdocs/Supports_for_Nonprofits_CNE_Relief_Funds_Memo.pdf
Sentara COVID page: https://sentaraupdates.com/
State COVID policy changes re: benefits: https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus-updates/
Comcast free Internet: https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19
Richmond Community Foundation: https://www.rcfconnects.org
Community Foundation of Greater Richmond: https://www.cfrichmond.org
Williamsburg Community Foundation: https://williamsburgcommunityfoundation.org
Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge: https://cfcbr.org