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What We Do

The Community Foundation works with local residents and nonprofits, as well as public and private organizations to facilitate philanthropy, build collaborative relationships, and improve the quality of life in our area.

Latest News

Bama Works Fund Awards $669K to 88 Nonprofits

The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce its Spring 2022 grant funding decisions, totaling nearly $670,000 and supporting 88 nonprofits throughout the region. With this round of grants, the Bama Works Fund extends its twenty-plus years of commitment to Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. This cycle of funding supported a wide range of organizations, including youth mentoring programs, environmental initiatives, and food security causes. Read more


Carrie Soubra Named Administrative Assistant

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) is pleased to announce Carrie Soubra as its new Administrative Assistant. Carrie will perform a wide range of administrative and clerical support duties and provide general office support for all foundation activities. She will interact regularly with Community Foundation stakeholders, answer and direct incoming phone calls and emails, schedule meetings, and provide database support. Read more.


Louisa County Community Fund Awards $95K to 17 Nonprofits

The Louisa County Community Fund is pleased to announce its Spring 2022 grant funding decisions, totaling over $95,000 and supporting 17 nonprofits working in Louisa County. Administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, this competitive grant cycle is supported by a diverse group of Louisa County community members whose personal and professional backgrounds make them uniquely positioned to review applications and identify organizations working to improve quality of life for all residents of Louisa County. Click here to learn more.


Megan Donovan Named Grants Administrator

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Megan Donovan as its new Grants Administrator. Megan will perform a variety of programmatic and administrative tasks to support the smooth functioning of the foundation's discretionary grantmaking and capacity building programs. She will work with grant partners and coordinate event and meeting support, while helping to ensure compliance with the foundation's standards, policies, and procedures.  Learn more.   


Our Vision of Philanthropy

We offer a vision of philanthropy that is rooted in solidarity and recognizes that we are all interconnected.  In this spirit, our Programs Team will spend most of this year reimagining our discretionary grantmaking programs to reflect our values, leading practices in the field, and feedback received from our grant partners.  We also invite you to join us for a listening session on April 27th to ask questions and share insights.  Learn more.  


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Contact & Connect

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

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