What We Do

The Community Foundation works with local residents, non-profits, as well as public and private organizations to facilitate philanthropy and improve the quality of life in our area.

Latest News

New Local Partnership to Begin Disbursing COVID-19 Household Relief Funds

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 hardship due to the COVID-19 virus. This partnership will make financial payments to households in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange. Read more.


Outpouring of Support for Community Emergency Response Fund

March, 20, 2020T—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. Read more.


Announcement of the Community Emergency Response Fund

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, it is our obligation as a community and as your Community Foundation to be prepared to respond. Read more.


The Foundation Welcomes Three New Board Members

Three new members have joined our Governing Board (from left to right): Antwon Brinson, Diane Schmidt, and Kristin L. Henningsen. Read more.


Andrew Zapanta Named Financial Controller

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, auditing processes, statements, data analysis, and compliance. “I’m delighted to have Andrew joining the Foundation staff and especially the finance and administration team,” Jan Dorman, Director of Finance, said. Read more.


Diamond Walton Joins Foundation as Programs Manager

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 program and serve as the primary point of contact for grant-seeking community partners, including nonprofits, government organizations, and individuals who are working to improve the quality of life in the Charlottesville area. Read more.


Bama Works Fund Completes Fall 2019 Grant Cycle

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 issues related to children, education, arts and culture, vulnerable populations, and the environment. For a full list of grant recipients, click here. Read more.


Katie Kling Named New Director of Advancement

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 Foundation.

“My goal has always been to make sure our fundholders have whatever they need to understand how best to serve our region with their philanthropy,” Kling said. Read more.


Hiring: Two Donor Relations Managers

We're hiring two Donor Relations Manager positions: for Individual and Family Giving and for Grants and Scholarships. They will provide stewardship and oversight of the donor funds, scholarships, and grantmaking programs in their areas, engaging with donors and advisors, and leveraging resources in support of the community. Learn more.


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

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