Reflections on the First Six Months of our Solidarity Program

Six months ago, the Community Foundation launched our Solidarity program to support racial equity movement building — efforts that go beyond providing services and relief, and instead seek to collectively reimagine and alter unjust systems, and shift power to achieve long-term, community-level change. The most effective drivers of racial equity are the social movements led …Read More>

Kisha Bwenge Named Senior Capacity Building Manager

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) is pleased to welcome Kisha Bwenge as our new Senior Capacity Building Manager. Kisha will work closely with the Programs team to provide direct capacity building support to grant partners, oversee the Catchafire program, and serve as the primary liaison for our Agency Funds.  “Kisha’s leadership in community …Read More>

Daniel Fairley II Named Donor Relations Manager for Advised Competitive Grants

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) is pleased to welcome Daniel Fairley II as our Donor Relations Manager for Advised Competitive Grants. Daniel will work closely with the Advancement team to build relationships with both fundholders and community partners. He will lead all aspects of the Community Foundation’s application-based, competitive, and donor-advised grant programs.  “Daniel’s leadership experience, and …Read More>

Twice is Nice Announces 2023 Grant Recipients 

Charlottesville, Virginia, December 12, 2023 – Twice is Nice, Charlottesville’s leading upscale resale boutique, with support from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, today announced its 2023 grantees. A total of $270,000 is awarded to twenty-six local nonprofits, each dedicated to serving seniors in need in Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Greene, Louisa, Nelson, and Fluvanna.  Having contributed more than $1.5 million to our community in the last decade, Twice is …Read More>

Community Foundation Announces Inaugural Grantees of PB&J Fund

Charlottesville, Virginia, November 29, 2023 – The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is thrilled to announce the recipients of the inaugural PB&J Fund grants. These grants support local programs and initiatives empowering children and families through culinary and nutritional education, fostering food sovereignty, and enhancing access to healthful food for underserved communities. The inaugural year of the PB&J …Read More>

Vivi Rogers Named Director of Finance

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) is pleased to welcome Vivi Rogers, as our Director of Finance. Vivi will work closely with our finance team and play a key role in ensuring the foundation delivers on our mission to improve quality of life as a community-centered, equity-forward organization by maintaining strong financial health, sound …Read More>

Joumana Altallal Named Senior Communications Manager

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) is pleased to welcome Joumana Altallal as our Senior Communications Manager. Joumana will expand the visibility of the organization to meaningfully engage the region’s diverse audiences and work strategically to develop and maintain effective and innovative communications that reflect organizational values and goals.   “We are excited Joumana has …Read More>

Terrel White Named Director of Advancement

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) is pleased to welcome Terrel White as our Director of Advancement. Terrel will oversee strategic resource development, donor education, philanthropic services, and ensure that the advancement team is equipped to connect donors with impactful community initiatives.  “We are delighted Terrel has joined our team and will be sharing …Read More>

The Community Foundation Announces Strategic Growth with New Team Openings in Data Management and Capacity Building

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more info on the foundation, contact Eboni Bugg, Director of Programs, at (434) 296-0045 or If you have questions about the application process, please contact The Spark Mill at as our contracted hiring support firm. Charlottesville, VA, September 2023 – The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (Community Foundation) has recently …Read More>

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 …Read More>