Community Foundation News

New Local Partnership to Begin Disbursing COVID-19 Household Relief Funds >

March 23, 2020—The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Cville Community Cares, United Way of Greater Charlottesville, City of Charlottesville, and County of Albemarle are pleased to announce a partnership to disburse funds to households experiencing hardship due to the... MORE >

Outpouring of Support for Community Emergency Response Fund >

March 20, 2020—The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to celebrate the outpouring of generosity to the Community Emergency Response Fund. The Fund was established to provide flexible resources to organizations in Central Virginia helping to... MORE >

Announcement of the Community Emergency Response Fund >

March 13, 2020—We are in the midst of a global pandemic. The COVID-19 virus is spreading quickly and forcing us all to make sweeping changes to how we live our lives, at least for the short term. As we begin to better understand the consequences of these changes,... MORE >

The Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members >

Three new members have joined our Governing Board (from left to right): Antwon Brinson, Diane Schmidt, and Kristin L. Henningsen.

Brinson is the owner and CEO of Culinary Concepts AB, which was founded in 2018 and provides high-impact, motivational training in... MORE >

Andrew Zapanta Named Financial Controller >

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Andrew Zapanta as its new Financial Controller, effective February 10, 2020. Zapanta will manage the Foundation’s accounting operations and internal controls and handle expenditures,... MORE >

Diamond Walton Joins Foundation as Programs Manager >

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce that on January 6 Diamond Walton began work as our new Programs Manager. Reporting to Eboni Bugg, the Director of Programs, she will administer the Foundation’s Enriching Communities grant... MORE >

Bama Works Fund Completes Fall 2019 Grant Cycle >

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation announces $655,000 in grants to 83 local nonprofits through the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band. With its most recent round of grants, the Bama Works Fund again provides support to organizations that work to address... MORE >

Katie Kling Named New Director of Advancement >

Katie Kling has been named the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation’s new Director of Advancement. She had served as Donor Services Manager since July 2018, a position that made her the chief point of contact between more than 300 donors and the... MORE >

Community Foundation Receives $50k Gift from Northrop Grumman >

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has received a $50,000 grant from Northrop Grumman Corporation, a global security company with offices in Charlottesville. The company made the gift in recognition of the Foundation’s leadership after the violence of... MORE >

David Dodson Keynotes Annual Lunch >

David Dodson delivered the keynote address at this year’s Annual Lunch on October 10. Calling his talk “Building a Loom to Weave the Future,” Dodson shared with our attending donors and nonprofit partners “some thoughts about where we are [and]... MORE >

‘It’s something that you just feel’: Local nonprofit leaders talk about their impact >

On September 26, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation invited four nonprofit leaders to talk to donors about their work and its impact. Their wide-ranging conversation, moderated by Katie Kling, the Foundation’s Donor Engagement Manager, suggests how... MORE >

Brendan Wolfe named Communications Manager >

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Brendan Wolfe as its new Marketing and Communications Manager. Wolfe, who started work on July 22, has been charged with advancing the Foundation’s mission and message to audiences in the... MORE >

The Community Foundation Invests to Strengthen Systems in Our Region >

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of its fifth round of Strengthening Systems grants. The Strengthening Systems grant awards up to $300,000 over three years to organizations that present a viable proposal to strengthen... MORE >

UVA Health System, Community Foundation to Offer More Than $1 Million in Community Health Grants >

Central Virginia nonprofits can apply for grants to support community health initiatives through a partnership between the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and University of Virginia Health System.

The grants are available to nonprofits with the... MORE >

Foundation Hosts Panel Discussion of Neighborhood Redevelopment >

The Community Foundation brought together leaders of various neighborhood redevelopment projects around Charlottesville, including Southwood, Starr Hill Small Area Project, Public Housing Redevelopment, and Friendship Court. Held May 15, 2019, at Common House, the... MORE >

Innovations in Philanthropy >

The Community Foundation welcomed Sarah Kearney, PRIME Coalition’s Founder and Executive Director, to speak with various members of our team last Friday, March 29th.  Sarah shared her experiences in innovating an entrepreneurial and philanthropic approach to... MORE >

Community Foundation Welcomes Two New Team Members >

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members. Aiyana Marcus joined the Foundation as Programs Manager on January 7, and Latibe Seidou began her role as Executive Assistant on January 14.

Marcus... MORE >

Community Foundation’s Brennan Gould Receives National Honor for Heal Charlottesville Fund >

On Wednesday evening, November 28, 2018, foundation leaders from around the nation gathered in Washington, DC, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts to recognize the leadership and creativity of some of the most esteemed philanthropic leaders in the United... MORE >

Foundation CEO Brennan Gould Wins Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking >

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation's president and chief executive officer, Ms. Brennan Gould, will receive the 2018 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking from the Council on Foundations.

Ms. Gould, who previously served as... MORE >

Eboni Bugg Named Director of Programs >

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Eboni Bugg as its new Director of Programs, effective October 1. Bugg will lead grantmaking activity and strategic projects with the Foundation’s community partners, including... MORE >

Foundation President Brennan Gould’s Op-Ed Published Around the Country >

In the week before the one-year anniversary of the August 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, an op-ed titled "Healing Our Charlottesville" by Community Foundation President Brennan Gould appeared in national news markets,... MORE >

Community Foundation Announces Heal Charlottesville Grants >

On June 28, 2018, the Community Foundation announced grants totaling $1 million to 42 individuals, organizations and business leaders from its Heal Charlottesville and Concert for Charlottesville Funds, and from an anonymous donor. The Funds... MORE >

Brennan Gould Speaks at Foundation’s Annual Lunch >

Days before being named President and CEO of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Brennan Gould spoke about the extraordinary challenges Charlottesville and the Foundation faced after the hatred and violence of last August. Elaborating on the June 6... MORE >

Brennan Gould Named President and CEO >

The Board of Directors of Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the promotion of Brennan Gould as President & Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Currently Director of Programs, Gould has been with CACF since... MORE >

Heal Charlottesville Fund >

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Announces Review Committee for Heal Charlottesville Grant Proposals

9 person committee tasked with reviewing the Heal Charlottesville Fund grant applications... MORE >

A Message to the Charlottesville Community >

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation absolutely condemns the racism, hatred, intimidation and terrorism demonstrated by white supremacist groups that we witnessed with horror over the weekend. Our hearts go out to our fellow community members who were... MORE >

Celebrating 50 >

The Community Foundation is turning 50 with a year of events to celebrate, acknowledge and thank the many people and organizations that make our community strong.


Bringing Technology to Kids >

Computers4Kids (C4K) empowers underserved youth by bringing together technology and imagination through supportive mentoring, youth-driven programming, and skill building for life success. Originally founded to connect underserved kids with surplus computers from... MORE >

Karen Jargowsky’s Living Legacy >

In 1997, Karen Jargowsky was a high school senior who brought a full heart to her battle with acute mylogenous leukemia. During her treatment at UVA Children’s Hospital in Charlottesville, Karen gained the love and respect of dozens of caregivers, and when her... MORE >

Creating New Career Pathways >

For a community to thrive, its residents must have viable ways to work and evolve within a profession or career. The availability of such career pathways is not only vital to residents seeking to support themselves and contribute to the community, but it’s an... MORE >

Spotlight: Caleb, Chemistry and Calculus >

Since Caleb’s story was featured at the Community Foundation lunch earlier this year, a number of people came forward to assist and advise him with work and educational opportunities. He is now currently enrolled at PVCC and he is genuinely excited about his... MORE >