Community Members Invited to Help Advance Equitable Grantmaking Practices in Central VA

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation announces an open call for applicants to our Community Advisory Committee (CAC). Members of the CAC work with Community Foundation staff to make funding decisions and guide the strategic direction for our grant programs. 

We are excited to launch this process as an open call for the first time in the foundation’s history and believe that bringing together diverse representatives of all stakeholders affected by our grantmaking will lead to more effective and equitable grantmaking decisions and increased impact. The voices of the CAC connect us to the experiences and perspectives of people across our service area to ensure that our work is appropriate and meaningful.

 “The Community Foundation has a vision of philanthropy that is restorative and reparative for the communities we serve,” says Eboni Bugg, Director of Programs. “We believe that starts with trusting the expertise of and shifting the decision-making power to those who are most impacted by the pressing issues facing our region today.”

Committee members must live in the Community Foundation’s service area. They will be expected to serve a three-year term and will receive compensation up to $1200 annually. Community members who are interested in applying or learning more can find a description of the CAC and expectations for its members here or by contacting Megan Donovan, Grants Administrator, at or 434-443-4019. We will be accepting applications, found here, until 10/21/22.


The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation was established in 1967 – on the ideals of interconnectedness, of neighbor helping neighbor, and of valuing the lives of others – as an engine for positive change in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Orange.  The Community Foundation works with local residents, nonprofits, and public and private organizations to facilitate philanthropy and create an equitable region where everybody can thrive.  For more information, visit