Bama Works Fund Awards $773,800 to 106 Nonprofits

The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band at the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (The Fund) is pleased to announce its Spring 2023 grant funding decisions, totaling $773,800 and supporting 106 nonprofits throughout the region.  With this round of grants, the Bama Works Fund extends its twenty-plus years of commitment to Charlottesville and the surrounding counties.

The Fund supported a wide range of organizations this cycle, including those working to mitigate food insecurity, youth programming, and the arts.  As always, funding priority was given to organizations impacting lives in the City of Charlottesville and the Counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange.  Click here for a full list of Spring 2023 grant recipients.

Established in 1999, The Fund has now awarded more than 2,800 grants totaling more than $28 million to local organizations.  Since its inception, The Fund has operated under the philosophy that meaningful and long-lasting change begins in the community.  Both prior to and throughout the pandemic The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band has shown unwavering support for those most vulnerable in our region, supporting nonprofits and community-based initiatives that are working to ensure that everyone in our region can thrive.

Brennan Gould, President and CEO of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, says “The commitment of the Dave Matthews Band to this region is remarkable. So many individuals have been positively impacted by this grant program and we are deeply grateful for the critically important work of the organizations that will benefit from these grant awards.”

Twice each year, the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band at the Community Foundation awards gifts through a competitive grant cycle.  The next application period opened on July 1st, with an application deadline of September 1st.  Click here for more info.