Sustainable Impact

Complex challenges require innovative solutions. The community foundation partners with local individuals, nonprofits, businesses and governments to create positive and lasting change.

Philanthropy in Action

The decisions that shape our community are increasingly being made locally. The Community Foundation harnesses the power of local philanthropy to foster new ways of working together.

Deep Roots

For more than five decades, the Community Foundation has cultivated strong relationships and local expertise to improve the quality of life for people throughout our region.

Enriching Community

The Community Foundation proudly connects nonprofit organizations and agencies working across our region with critical resources and opportunities made possible by the generosity of local donors.

Deep Roots

For more than five decades, the Community Foundation has cultivated strong relationships and local expertise to improve the quality of life for people throughout our region.

Enriching Community

The Community Foundation proudly connects nonprofit organizations and agencies working across our region with critical resources and opportunities made possible by the generosity of local donors.

Philanthropy in Action

The decisions that shape our community are increasingly being made locally. The Community Foundation harnesses the power of local philanthropy to foster new ways of working together.

Sustainable Impact

Complex challenges require innovative solutions. The community foundation partners with local individuals, nonprofits, businesses and governments to create positive and lasting change.

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The $100K Challenge

Join us this fall to increase the amount of grant support to the wide variety of nonprofits that make our region a better place to live. The Foundation will match your donation to the Community Grants Fund, up to $100,000.

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Latest News

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 States. Among those recognized was Brennan Gould, president and chief executive officer, Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Read More


As Trial Begins, NPR Includes Coverage of Community Foundation’s Healing Work

"Part of what we heard from our community that was needed for the healing was opportunities to act, opportunities to really be good and honest about our collective history," says Foundation President Brennan Gould. "And also to start to act in ways that will that will help address the impacts of that history." See full NPR story.


Join the Foundation Team

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is seeking an experienced Executive Assistant that has excellent organizational, interpersonal and customer service skills and is able to uphold a strict level of confidentiality.  He/She must also have excellent oral and written communications skills with an advanced level of competence in Microsoft programs and standard office equipment. He/She should be able to work independently and with others with a strong value of diversity, equity and inclusion and committed to embedding these values in his/her areas of work. Position Description


Foundation CEO Brennan Gould Wins Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking

In recognition of Brennan Gould's leadership of the Community Foundation’s efforts to create the Heal Charlottesville Fund following the white supremacist acts in August 2017, the Council on Foundations awarded her the 2018 Robert W. Scrivner Award for Creative Grantmaking.
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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 nonprofits, government organizations and individuals who are working to improve the quality of life in the Charlottesville area. Read more.


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

In the week before the one-year anniversary of the August “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, an op-ed titled "Healing Our Charlottesville" by Community Foundation President Brennan Gould appeared in national news markets, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Oakland and Washington, DC. 


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