Cville Gives is a giving circle comprised of community-minded professionals who pool their charitable dollars into a fund and decide annually as a group which local nonprofits to support. For our third year, Cville Gives is excited to have approximately $10,000 to grant.

About the Cville Gives Grantmaking Program


Cville Gives seeks to respond to nonprofits or governmental organizations seeking

programmatic, capital, capacity building (improving organizational effectiveness), or general operating support to benefit the citizens of the City of Charlottesville or Albemarle County as relates to affordable housing this year.

Cville Gives has formed a Grants Committee who will review proposals and recommend a slate of finalists to the full Cville Gives membership. The membership may choose to grant one large grant or to provide smaller grants to multiple organizations. Additionally, the membership may opt to partially or fully fund requests based on the quality of proposals.

This year’s theme is Food Insecurity – grant proposals that relate to this theme have a much higher chance of being selected.

How to Apply


Cville Gives requires an application addressed to the membership of the group. The application deadline is Wednesday, January 16, 2019. Applications must be submitted via email in one PDF document to

Please click the button below to download the Grant RFP.