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. 

Administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, this competitive grant cycle is supported by a diverse group of Louisa County community members who are uniquely positioned to review applications and identify organizations working to improve quality of life for all residents of Louisa County. 

The Fund supported a wide range of initiatives this cycle, including housing repairs, food security, childhood wellness, the arts, and education. See below for a full list of Spring 2021 grant recipients.

In 1997, Ruby and Albert Bazzanella, long-time residents of Louisa County, established a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation to benefit Louisa.  In 2007, the Community Foundation received a significant bequest of $1.5 million from Mr. and Mrs. Bazzanella with the stipulation that the income be directed in perpetuity to benefit Louisa County.  Since then, the Louisa County Community Fund has made 146 grants (totaling $1,006,877) to organizations impacting lives in Louisa County through its annual grant cycle. 

“Each year we are deeply impressed by the important work that these organizations are doing to improve lives in Louisa County,” says Ethan Tate, the Community Foundation’s Donor Relations Manager for Grants and Scholarships.  “The last year has challenged all of us, while highlighting disparities, and these nonprofits have doubled down to meet the needs of the community.  We are grateful to be able to play a role in helping all members of the Louisa County community reach their full potential.”

Applications for the next cycle of the Louisa County Community Fund will open in January of 2022.

Full list of Louisa County Community Fund grant partners in 2021:  Adult Community Education; Animal Care Assistance Program; Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.; Child Health Partnership; Community Investment Collaborative; Fluvanna/Louisa Housing Foundation; Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville; Louisa County Emergency Fund, Inc. (LCEF); Louisa County Historical Society; Louisa County Resource Council; Louisa Downtown Development Corporation; Piedmont CASA; ReadyKids; Santa Council of Louisa County; Sexual Assault Resource Agency; and The Journey Home, Inc.