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 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, 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 150 contributors to date, over $2 million has already been raised.
To disburse funds, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Cville Community Cares, United Way of Greater Charlottesville, City of Charlottesville, and County of Albemarle have developed a partnership. The partnership will 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, Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna, Greene, Orange, and Buckingham. An array of transaction options are available. More details on how to access the funding will be announced on Monday, March 23, 2020.
In addition to supporting this partnership, the Foundation will make targeted grants to community-based organizations providing basic assistance, including food, housing, and medical supplies. Organizations in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Nelson, Louisa, Fluvanna, Greene, Orange, and Buckingham are eligible.
The Community Emergency Response Fund is accepting donations. To donate click here.