COVID-19 Information Page

“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

Community Emergency Response Fund

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.

Funding Partners

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 raised.

Use of Funds

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 additional resources.

Accessing Community Support

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.
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Lend Your Support

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.


Other Community Resources

For those in need of additional support, please see the following available community resources:
Cville Cares hotline for grocery/prescription pickup for people who cannot leave their homes, and other material support: (434) 214-0454‬ or email cvillecares@gmail.com

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/

Unemployment FAQ: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/media/governorvirginiagov/governor-of-virginia/pdf/Frequently-Asked-Questions-from-Workers-Regarding-COVID-19.pdf

Comcast free Internet: https://corporate.comcast.com/covid-19


Resources Outside of the Greater Charlottesville Area

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