Charlottesville Area Community Foundation



The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is a permanent endowment dedicated to improving the quality of life for the people of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, and the counties of Greene, Orange, Louisa, Fluvanna, Buckingham, and Nelson. CACF is unique among local charities because through it, individuals, organizations, and businesses can make contributions for the long-term benefit of the community.

The Foundation was created in 1967 as a public charity dedicated to meeting changing human needs and assisting donors in the Charlottesville area. Gifts to the Foundation are invested and build over time, and the income and a portion of the long-term appreciation are used to make grants to qualified charitable organizations serving the area. Categories of support include human services, education, the arts and humanities, the environment, and healthcare. (See Grantmaking Guidelines) The Foundation also serves nonprofit community organizations by administering their endowments for current and future needs.

Recent News from Charlottesville Area Community Foundation


Regional group addresses Fredericksburg-area homelessness at summit | Local News ...
Foundation: Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation contributed $4.5 million to purchase a Red Carpet Inn and Virginia Supportive Housing is working to...more

COMMUNITY FOUNDATION NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR ENRICHING ...
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Charlottesville, VA, July 2021 – The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is now accepting applications for the Enriching Communities...more

Charlottesville Reopening Fund Raises $165000 to Support Public Schools
Foundation: Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

The Charlottesville Reopening Fund raised $165,000 from 201 donors this school year to help families, and the organizers said this effort demonstrates the community's support for public schools and...more

United Way uses CARES Act funds to support Charlottesville residents impacted by COVID-19
Foundation: Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

... million going to city residents, with funding coming from City Council and the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, as well as other...more

Area nonprofits resort to buying a hotel to address local housing and homelessness crisis
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In March, with the help of a $4.25 million grant from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, Piedmont Housing Alliance (PHA) purchased...more

Housing project at Red Carpet Inn site gets major financial boost
Foundation: Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation has made a $4.25 million grant toward the purchase of property for a housing project aimed...more

Charlottesville organization gives $4.25 million grant to fund purchase of hotel, soon to house ...
Foundation: Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) gave $4.25 million to the Piedmont Housing Alliance to purchase the Red Carpet Inn....more

Mapping Cville plots history of racial discrimination through Charlottesville property deeds
Foundation: Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

Yager received funding in 2018 from the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation to begin Mapping Cville, and since 2019, Yager has...more

Families Helping Families Fund launches to help Albemarle students
Foundation: Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation is managing the fund and gifts are tax-deductible. Albemarle County's Parent Council has...more

Albemarle school division to establish education foundation
Foundation: Charlottesville Area Community Foundation

... Charlottesville fund, Families Helping Families is being managed by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation and gifts are...more



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