Building Community

Opportunities abound to enrich and strengthen our communities and positive change happens when people come together to achieve common goals. The Community Foundation skillfully connects the right people, programs, and resources to help local communities realize opportunities for positive change.

Photography: Andrew Shurtleff

Orange, Virginia

Changing Our World

The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band inspires us to remember that we have the power to change the world, starting here at home. Through significant investment in the creative arts, Bama Works has ensured that a generation of young artists can create, collaborate and make a mark in our community and beyond.

Photography: Andrew Shurtleff

Charlottesville Ballet Academy

Local Philanthropy

Over the past five years, fourteen philanthropists have used their donor-advised funds at the Community Foundation to support a group of non-profit leaders spearheading a local food movement. Area farmers sell their produce locally for a fair price. Area residents obtain nutritious, locally grown food.

Photography: Andrew Shurtleff

Local Food Hub

Collective Impact

Philanthropy evolves from one generation to the next. The Future Fund is rejuvenating the power of philanthropy to lead our community forward. Members connect, explore opportunities to make a difference, share new ideas, and invest their pooled resources for the good of the community.

Photography: Andrew Shurtleff

Charlottesville Works Initiative partnering with Charlottesville Parking Center

Visionary Philanthropy

Researchers, clinicians, and philanthropists in Charlottesville are collaborating with like minds around the globe to accelerate the adoption of focused ultrasound - a transformative technology that eliminates invasive surgical procedures that can be as dangerous as the diseases they seek to treat.

Photography: Sarah Cramer Shields

Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Neal Kassell and Dave Matthews

Building Community

Opportunities abound to enrich and strengthen our communities and positive change happens when people come together to achieve common goals. The Community Foundation skillfully connects the right people, programs, and resources to help local communities realize opportunities for positive change.

Changing Our World

The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band inspires us to remember that we have the power to change the world, starting here at home. Through significant investment in the creative arts, Bama Works has ensured that a generation of young artists can create, collaborate and make a mark in our community and beyond.

Local Philanthropy

Over the past five years, fourteen philanthropists have used their donor-advised funds at the Community Foundation to support a group of non-profit leaders spearheading a local food movement. Area farmers sell their produce locally for a fair price. Area residents obtain nutritious, locally grown food.

Collective Impact

Philanthropy evolves from one generation to the next. The Future Fund is rejuvenating the power of philanthropy to lead our community forward. Members connect, explore opportunities to make a difference, share new ideas, and invest their pooled resources for the good of the community.

Visionary Philanthropy

Researchers, clinicians, and philanthropists in Charlottesville are collaborating with like minds around the globe to accelerate the adoption of focused ultrasound - a transformative technology that eliminates invasive surgical procedures that can be as dangerous as the diseases they seek to treat.

Community Voice

Hear Together | Louisa County Arts Center

Louisa County Arts Center has transformed what was once the shell of an abandoned school building into a hub for arts and culture. Under the guidance of their director Michael Bollinger, the center has focused their efforts on broadening their audience involvement and access through everything from art exhibitions, concerts, theater productions, lectures, studio classes and workshops for both kids and adults. For this 'Hear Together' profile, we sit down with Bollinger for an extended conversation about the impact of bringing a home for arts and culture to Louisa County.

Learn more about the Louisa County Arts Center here.

Charlottesville

Charlottesville

Albemarle

Albemarle

Buckingham

Buckingham

Fluvanna

Fluvanna

Greene

Greene

Louisa

Louisa

Nelson

Nelson

Orange

Orange

Contact & Connect

PO Box 1767 | 114 4th Street SE | Charlottesville, VA | 22902

Phone: 434.296.1024    email: 

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