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.
Chaquita Venable Named Donor Relations Administrator
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Chaquita Venable as its new Donor Relations Administrator. Chaquita will perform a variety of programmatic and administrative functions as part of the donor relations team, including support for applicants and grantees to our donor advised grantmaking programs. Additionally, she will coordinate compliance, general information management, communications, and customer service related to our individual and family funds. Learn more.
Community Foundation Hosts Successful Catchafire Peer Learning Event
The Community Foundation recently convened a peer learning event in support of year two of its partnership with Catchafire. More than 30 nonprofit practitioners came together to learn from and share with one another, highlighting successes in helping their organizations connect with pro bono expertise, enhance capacity, and save money. Learn more.
FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR ORGANIZATIONS IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE IN LOUISA COUNTY
The Louisa County Community Fund is accepting proposals from organizations working to improve quality of life in Louisa County from now until March 15, 2022. Administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, this competitive grant cycle is supported by a diverse group of Louisa County community members who are uniquely positioned to review applications and identify organizations working to improve quality of life for all residents of Louisa County. Learn more.
Prana Fund awards grants to support environmental education and the visual arts
The Smith (Karyn and Brice) Family’s Prana Fund at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce nearly $20,000 in awards to support projects that integrate environmental education and the visual arts through hands-on educational opportunities for children living in Charlotteville and/or Albemarle County. Learn more.