The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) is pleased to welcome Justin G. Reid as our newest Senior Program Manager. Justin will work closely with the Programs team carrying forward existing and new discretionary programs rooted in trust-based, equity-forward philanthropy.
“Justin’s leadership experience and passion for our region make him an excellent choice for this position,” said President & CEO Brennan Gould. “He has deep ties to the community and has been dedicated to helping improve lives throughout our region and across the Commonwealth. We’re thrilled to have him on our team.”
Justin most recently worked at the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Virginia Humanities, where he managed statewide engagement, special initiatives, and strategic partnerships, including multi-year, community powerbuilding initiatives with the Hampton Roads Community Foundation and the Danville Regional Foundation. Justin also previously served on our Next Gen Advisory Council and the Giving Black® Advisory Council of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond and worked with the Governor Northam Administration and General Assembly to create the Virginia Black, Indigenous, & People of Color Historic Preservation Fund.
“I’m excited to be joining the Community Foundation as we reimagine not just our discretionary fund programs, but also our fundamental role as a conduit for community-led reparative and regenerative action,” Justin said. “I look forward to mostly listening, as well as working in solidarity with others across our region who believe a more equitable and sustainable future is possible.”
Along with his commitment to resourcing local communities, Justin is a noted public historian of Virginia civil rights and education organizing and a co-founder of Griffin Blvd Archives, which promotes sustainable rural development and cultural preservation in South Central Virginia. He is a graduate of William & Mary and Johns Hopkins University and currently serves on the boards of the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNE) and the Virginia Tourism Corporation (Virginia is for Lovers®).
Outside of work, Justin is active with his neighborhood association and enjoys being the unofficial DJ/photographer at family gatherings. You can also find him kayaking the Middle James or hiking across Virginia’s Blue Ridge and state parks.