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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

Louisa County Community Fund Announces Spring 2021 Grants

The Louisa County Community Fund is pleased to announce its Spring 2021 grant funding decisions, totaling nearly $84,000 and supporting 16 nonprofits in Louisa County. 

 

The Fund supported a wide range of initiatives this cycle, including housing repairs, food security, childhood wellness, the arts, and education.  Read more.


Annual Grants Update Meeting on Thursday, June 17

Please join us for the Foundation's Annual Grants Update Meeting on June 17th.  We'll share overall updates from the Foundation team and information regarding our fall grant programs, including the upcoming Enriching Communities grant as well as opportunities through donor-directed funds.  Read more.


Valerie Martin named Accounting Assistant

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Valerie Martin as its new Accounting Assistant.  Martin will perform a variety of accounting and administrative functions in support of the finance team and the foundation's work, while coordinating contributions and accounts payable activities and helping to ensure compliance with financial and record-keeping procedures.  Read more.


Statement Against Assaults on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Like many in our local community and across our nation, we at the Community Foundation are deeply grieved by the repeated and escalating attacks targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Over the past year, we have witnessed random beatings of individuals and planned mass murders that have targeted our fellow Americans for no other reason than their race and heritage. These hate crimes are part of a long legacy of terror, violence and murder that has occurred on American soil and that seeks to preserve systems of concentrated power and privilege. Read more.


Watch Our Catchafire Peer Learning Event

In case you missed it, you can view a recording of the Catchafire Peer Learning event. Hear from Catchafire "super-users" such as Lisa Woolfork and learn how this service can help your nonprofit build capacity. You'll also learn tips on how to initiate your project, how to interview prospective volunteers, and how to manage multiple projects at once.

View Lisa's presentation including a video that shows how to post a project in 5 minutes or less.

Learn how Catchafire works and about the impact this program has created for our nonprofit community.


NEW SCHOLARSHIP FUND ESTABLISHED TO BENEFIT CHARLOTTESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce the establishment of the Elizabeth and Greg Allen Opportunity Fund, a yearly $10,000 scholarship for Charlottesville High School seniors. To qualify, students must plan to attend full time a two-year community college or four-year college or university. Read more.


Watch Our Annual Investment Update

At our Annual Investment Update, members of the Community Foundation's Investment Committee discussed our investment approach and governance, our equity work, and ESG investing, among other topics. Panelists included Kristina Koutrakos, Virginia Retirement System; Alice Handy, founder of Investure; Kristin Henningsen, CornerStone Partners; and Fred Nolde, Investure. James P. Beckett of Wells Fargo Bank presented on our portfolio's performance over the last fiscal year. Read Beckett's full bio, view his slides, and learn more about our Investment Committee. Watch the webinar here.


Watch Our Investing for Local Impact Webinar

In this hour-long webinar hosted on April 15, Eboni Bugg leads our nonprofit grant partners in a discussion of the Premier Circle redevelopment project. Those partners include Julie Anderson (Virginia Supportive Housing), Anthony Haro (Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless), Sunshine Mathon (Piedmont Housing Alliance), and Jayson Whitehead (People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry). We talked about the project's scope, how this work fits in with the issue of affordable housing in our community, and ways that you can help. Watch here.


Ryan Jacoby Named Director of Operations

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is pleased to announce Ryan Jacoby as its new director of operations. Jacoby will oversee Foundation-wide administration, procedures, and project management, including communications, human resources, and database management. Ryan’s leadership, management experience, and passion for our region make him a perfect fit for this new position,” Brennan Gould, president and CEO of the Community Foundation, said. Read more.


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