Our Equity Journey
The Community Foundation was founded on a keen awareness of our interconnectedness as a community of people sharing a region. Our futures are intertwined, and in order to thrive together, we need to ensure that we are contributing to conditions that enable everyone to meet their full potential regardless of the circumstances of one’s birth. Read more.
Bama Works Fund Announces $1 Million Partnership with Emergency Fund
The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce a $1 million commitment to a special Community Recovery & Catalyst Grants program. In lieu of its fall grant round, Bama Works Fund is partnering with the Community Emergency Response Fund to offer a grant program for nonprofits to recover, sustain, and build their organizations. Grants will address the impacts of COVID-19 and longstanding racial inequities in order to build an equitable, vibrant region. Read more.
Statement on the Murder of Black People
At the Community Foundation we are heartbroken by the events of these past weeks: the murder in Georgia of Ahmaud Arbery, the murder in Louisville of Breonna Taylor, and the murder in Minneapolis of George Floyd. They were murdered by individuals sworn (at the time or in the recent past) to protect them and their communities. Now their names have been added to a long list of souls whose nation has failed them. Read more.
Quad-C Management Donates More Than $1 Million to Community Emergency Response Fund
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution exceeding $1 million from local investment firm Quad-C Management, Inc., to the Community Emergency Response Fund. The fund was established to provide flexible resources to households and organizations in Central Virginia helping to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
Helpline Adds Online Form, Foundation Announces Grants
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has launched an online form to expedite the work of the Community Resource Helpline, a partnership initiative largely funded by the Community Emergency Response Fund at the Foundation. Click here for the form. Last week, the Community Foundation also approved eight grants of more than $200,000 and will continue to make grants on a rolling basis. Read more.
Ethan Tate Named Donor Relations Manager
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Ethan Tate as its new Donor Relations Manager, Grants and Scholarships, effective April 9. Reporting to Katie Kling, Director of Advancement, Tate will provide stewardship and oversight to donor advised and committee advised grantmaking programs, as well as scholarship funds managed by the Community Foundation. Read more.
Community Foundation Receives $1M from UVA, Will Support Low-Wage Workers
The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce a contribution of $1 million from the University of Virginia to the Community Emergency Response Fund. The Fund was established to provide flexible resources to households and organizations in Central Virginia helping to alleviate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.
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.