Heal Charlottesville Fund

Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Announces Review Committee for Heal Charlottesville Grant Proposals

9 person committee tasked with reviewing the Heal Charlottesville Fund grant applications  

Charlottesville, VA – The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF), is pleased to announce the 9 members of the Heal Charlottesville Fund Review Committee. This diverse committee is made up of community leaders, teachers, entrepreneurs, and students, with a wide range of experiences living and working in the Charlottesville area. The committee is responsible for reviewing proposals and making recommendations to the Foundation Governing Board. The Review Committee members are:

  • Yolunda Harrell, Co-Owner of A Taste of Home Southern Cuisine
  • Kim Bassett, Associate Dean of the Office of African American Affairs at University of Virginia
  • Brenda Cruz, Albemarle High School student
  • Tonquise Evans, CEO of Prende Pants
  • Will Jones, Founder and Owner of His Image Barbershop & Natural Hair Studio
  • Sober Pierre, Founder and Owner of Pearl Island Foods, LLC
  • Alex Urpí, Founder, Managing Partner, and Investment Advisor of Emergent Financial Services, LLC
  • Andrea Roberts, CACF Governing Board
  • Brennan Gould, CACF Director of Programs

You can learn more about each of the members here.

We’re proud to announce that the Foundation received over 100 applications this round. Among the applications received:

  • Over 50% are from individuals and organizations who had never applied to the Foundation previously
  • Over 40% are from person of color-led efforts
  • 55% are from individuals and/or very grassroots efforts

“We are thrilled by the community response to this opportunity,” said Brennan Gould, CACF Director of Programs. “It is heartening to know that so many people have ideas about how to ensure that marginalized voices are heard, racial equity becomes a reality, and all aspects of our collective history are told.”

Learn more about the Heal Charlottesville Fund here.