In 2015, the Community Foundation introduced its Enriching Communities, Strengthening Systems, and Shaping Futures grant programs. Since that time, we have awarded over ten million dollars from our discretionary programs to local nonprofits and community-based organizations who provide a... MORE >
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Chaquita Venable as its new Donor Relations Administrator. Chaquita will perform a variety of programmatic and administrative functions as part of the donor relations team, including support for... MORE >
The Community Foundation recently convened a peer learning event in support of year two of its partnership with Catchafire. More than 30 nonprofit practitioners came together to learn from and share with one another, highlighting successes in helping their... MORE >
The Louisa County Community Fund is accepting proposals from organizations working to improve the quality of life in Louisa County from now until March 15, 2022. Administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, this competitive grant cycle is... MORE >
The Smith (Karyn and Brice) Family’s Prana Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce nearly $20,000 in awards to support projects that integrate environmental education and the visual arts through hands-on educational... MORE >
The Community Foundation continues to partner with and support area nonprofits as they navigate the pandemic and deliver critical programs and services to individuals and families throughout our region. Our Fall 2021 Enriching Communities grant funding decisions... MORE >
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... MORE >
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. To continue as a Catchafire user or to apply... MORE >
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... MORE >
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... MORE >
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... MORE >
The Louisa County Community Fund is pleased to announce its Spring 2021 grant funding decisions, totaling nearly $84,000 and supporting 16 nonprofits in Louisa County.
Administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, this competitive grant... MORE >
Please join us for the Foundation's Annual Grants Update Meeting on Thursday, June 17. We'll share overall updates from the Foundation team and information regarding our fall grant programs, including the upcoming Enriching Communities grant as well as grant... MORE >
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Valerie Martin as its new Accounting Assistant. Martin will perform a variety of accounting and administrative functions in support of the finance team and the foundation’s work, while... MORE >
Like many in our local community and across our nation, we at the Community Foundation are deeply grieved by the repeated and escalating attacks targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Over the past year, we have witnessed random beatings of individuals and... MORE >
In case you missed it, you can view a recording of the Catchafire Peer Learning event. Hear from Catchafire "super-users" such as Lisa Woolfork and learn how this service can help your nonprofit build capacity. You'll also learn tips on how to initiate... MORE >
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Elizabeth and Greg Allen Opportunity Fund, a yearly $10,000 scholarship for Charlottesville High School seniors. To qualify, students must plan to attend full time a two-year... MORE >
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has made the largest grant in its fifty-four-year history—$4.25 million to Piedmont Housing Alliance to purchase the former Red Carpet Inn on Premier Circle, off Route 29, in Albemarle County.
In this... MORE >
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Ryan Jacoby as its new director of operations. Jacoby will oversee Foundation-wide administration, procedures, and project management, including communications, human resources, and database... MORE >
We’re sad to share that Diamond Walton has transitioned out of her role with the Community Foundation. Diamond joined our team in January 2020 as a programs manager. She helped to administer the Enriching Communities grant program and then, when the COVID-19... MORE >
The last few weeks, not to mention the last year, have brought with them crisis and difficulty. We have experienced violence, terror, and loss of life. All the better to take this moment and give thanks to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., born on a rainy... MORE >
We are pleased to welcome Murray Rodes as the Community Foundation’s interim director of finance. Rodes brings a wealth of local experience in accounting, financial management, and investment reporting, having worked with area nonprofits and... MORE >
The Southeastern Council of Foundations (SECF), in partnership with the Truist Foundation, has presented the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation with an inaugural Truist Foundation Promise Award.
The award came in recognition of the Community... MORE >
City Schoolyard Garden, in partnership with Charlottesville City Schools, has been awarded a five-year, $500,000 Shaping Futures grant from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. That group’s project is designed to improve the health of Charlottesville... MORE >
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has awarded Community Recovery & Catalyst Grants to 124 area nonprofit organizations totaling $2,218,250. These grants are made possible through generous contributions from the Bama Works... MORE >
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... MORE >
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... MORE >
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... MORE >
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... MORE >
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... MORE >
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... MORE >
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution exceeding $1 million from local investment firm Quad-C Management, Inc., to the Community Emergency Response Fund. The fund was established to provide flexible resources to households... MORE >
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has launched an online form to expedite the work of the Community Resource Helpline, a partnership initiative largely funded by the Community Emergency Response Fund at the Foundation. Click here for the form.
In... MORE >
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Ethan Tate as its new Donor Relations Manager, Grants and Scholarships, effective April 9. Reporting to Katie Kling, Director of Advancement, Tate will provide stewardship and oversight to... MORE >
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution of $1 million from the University of Virginia to the Community Emergency Response Fund. The Fund was established to provide flexible resources to households and organizations in Central... MORE >
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... MORE >
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 >
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 Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution of $1 million from the University of Virginia to the Community Emergency Response Fund. The Fund was established to provide flexible resources to households and organizations in... MORE >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 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 >
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 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 >
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 >
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 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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
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.
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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >