We are excited to share a new report which highlights the work and impact of the Community Foundation from Jan. 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021. Learn how we support communities both in times of stability and unprecedented crisis – and join us in being inspired by the role that generosity, partnership, and innovation can play in ensuring our region is a place in which everyone can belong, participate, contribute, and thrive.

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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.

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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.  


Charlottesville

Charlottesville

Albemarle

Albemarle

Buckingham

Buckingham

Fluvanna

Fluvanna

Greene

Greene

Louisa

Louisa

Nelson

Nelson

Orange

Orange

guidestar approved 2022

Contact & Connect

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

Phone: 434.296.1024    email: 

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