Give Where You Live


Support Our Local Nonprofits

The people of the University of Virginia have a long history of giving to the organizations that strengthen our community.

That's because UVA's commitment to being a good neighbor in Charlottesville and the surrounding region runs deep. Historically, one of the most popular ways we have done this is through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC). Due to some changes at the state level, this year's options for giving will look a bit different. Specifically, some state agencies, including UVA and UVA Health, will not be able to use payroll deduction to give. Instead, the UVA community will have two options for giving in 2023: 

Option 1: Give directly to a nonprofit of your choice. There are literally hundreds of organizations in our region, supporting everything from early childhood education to the environment to housing and food security. While no list is complete, you can find a list of some area nonprofits below. You can also visit the Center for Nonprofit Excellence or the United Way of Greater Charlottesville for more local charities. Please note that your direct donations will not be reported to UVA, and because your gift would be direct, it would not be subject to the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign's 10% administrative fee, meaning your money goes directly to the organization(s) of your choice.

Option 2: Give to nonprofits using a credit or debit card, through the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign website. Please note that you may see payroll deduction listed, but unfortunately payroll deduction is not available for UVA or UVA Health employees this year. The last day for credit or debit card donations is Jan. 31, 2024. Gifts made through the CVC are subject to the 10% administrative fee.

Gifts by either of these methods count toward the 2023 tax year if made before Jan. 1, 2024. Any gifts made between Jan. 1 and Jan. 31, 2024, will count toward the 2024 tax year. Many UVA employees who participated in the 2022 Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign and who gave through payroll deductions would also be counted in the 2023 tax year. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Charlottesville-Regional Nonprofits

List of the 2023 participating CVC charities within the Charlottesville-regional area.



Albemarle Housing Improvement Program, Inc.

CVC Code: 200020

AHIP is Charlottesville and Albemarle's year-round home repair nonprofit delivering emergency repairs, rehabilitations, and energy upgrades to keep low-income neighbors safe at home.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society

CVC Code: 201331

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society is reinventing and reimagining the role of the historical society in the 21st Century.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

All Blessings Flow

CVC Code: 201283

All Blessings Flow is a local faith-based nonprofit that provides medical equipment and supplies to needy families living with disabilities and serious health conditions.

Recurring Donations? No

Alzheimer's Association, Virginia, Central and Western Virginia Chapter

CVC Code: 200815

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

American Red Cross of Central Virginia

CVC Code: 201021

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

CVC Code: 200517

Preserve and manage this amazing nature trail. Ensuring that its priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Appalachian Voices

CVC Code: 200262

Appalachian Voices brings people together and provides them with tools for grassroots campaigns that protect the land, air, and water of Central and Southern Appalachia.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (All branch locations)

CVC Code: 200080

Serving 25 counties and 8 cities across central/western Virginia, BRAFB provides food to families in need through our network: pantries, food distribution, and nutrition programs.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Blue Ridge Youth Golf Fdn. dba First Tee - Virginia Blue Ridge

CVC Code: 201462

At First Tee, we're Building Game Changers by empowering kids and teens through golf's inherent values.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia

CVC Code: 200150

BGCCVA offers after-school and summer enrichment that provides lifelong learning opportunities to children by focusing on academic success, healthy lifestyles, and good character and citizenship.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Cape Ivy

CVC Code: 201420

Cape Ivy donates warm fleece ponchos to hospitalized children. The ponchos are designed to work with IV lines where jackets and sweaters don't work.

Recurring Donations? No

Caring For Creatures

CVC Code: 200056

No-kill sanctuary that rescues and rehabilitates homeless animals. We seek loving homes, while providing quality care in a safe, healthy, and secure environment.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

CASA of Central Virginia

CVC Code: 200673

CASA volunteers (Court Appointed Special Advocates) are appointed by a local judge to advocate for children who have been abused or neglected.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Cat's Cradle Of The Shenandoah Valley

CVC Code: 201406

We provide financial assistance for spay/neuter of owned and feral cats; rescue/foster/adopt homeless cats from shelters; and provide pet retention/rehoming programs.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Charlottesville Ballet

CVC Code: 201218

Founded with a unique mission for dancer wellness, Charlottesville Ballet is a professional ballet company, dance academy, and nonprofit community outreach organization in Charlottesville, VA.

Recurring Donations? No

Charlottesville Free Clinic

CVC Code: 200113

Charlottesville Free Clinic provides a volunteer community health support system that offers high quality health care to the underserved and underinsured population in the community.

Recurring Donations? No

Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

CVC Code: 200015

Spay/neuter Rabies vaccinations Microchip clinics Community Cat program Pet food pantry Lost & found Compassionate Care Clinics

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Community Climate Collaborative

CVC Code: 201408

C3 catalyzes community-level climate action, reducing pollution and elevating Virginia's climate leadership through collaboration, programs, and advocacy.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Community Investment Collaborative

CVC Code: 200165

CIC strengthens our community and contributes to economic development by fueling the success of under-resourced entrepreneurs through education, mentoring, financing, and networking.

Recurring Donations? No

Computers4Kids (C4K)

CVC Code: 200133

C4K focuses on mentoring and STEM-skill building, empowering underserved youth with the 21st-century skills required to attend college, pursue careers, and end generational poverty.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

Cultivate Charlottesville

CVC Code: 200174

Cultivate Charlottesville engages youth and community in building an equitable food system through garden learning, growing and sharing healthy food, and advocating for food justice.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

Dogs Deserve Better - Blue Ridge

CVC Code: 200573

We are dedicated to saving dogs from a horrific life to one of companionship and love, and helping pet owners with medical needs.

Recurring Donations? No

Emergency Food Network

CVC Code: 200169

We provide healthy groceries for three days of balanced meals to residents of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, at no cost, with no financial eligibility requirements.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Epilepsy Foundation of Virginia

CVC Code: 200801

This statewide affiliate provides training to Virginia professionals about seizures, patient services such as medication assistance, and public education to dispel the myths surrounding epilepsy.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Explore More Discovery Museum

CVC Code: 200193

Explore More Discovery Museum's mission is to engage young minds through interactive, multi-sensory learning experiences that promote greater understanding of themselves and their world.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Feed More (Food Bank - Central Virginia)

CVC Code: 200138

With a mission to fight hunger in Central Virginia, Feed More collects, prepares, and distributes food to neighbors in need throughout 34 counties and cities.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Girls on the Run Central Virginia and Blue Ridge

CVC Code: 201345

Girls on the Run's Mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Greene Care Clinic

CVC Code: 200069

The Greene Care Clinic provides free health care, behavioral health counseling and prescriptions for uninsured adult residents of Greene County, Virginia.

Recurring Donations? No

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

CVC Code: 200149

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville brings people together to build and rebuild homes and communities while catalyzing new pathways to safe, decent, affordable housing.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Hope's Legacy Equine Rescue, Inc.

CVC Code: 200004

Hope's Legacy takes in horses in need, we rehabilitate them and then adopt them to new homes.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Hospice of the Piedmont

CVC Code: 200112

Hospice of the Piedmont is a community-based nonprofit that offers care for patients with serious illness and their families during the final months of life.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Ivy Creek Foundation

CVC Code: 201253

Goals: Interpret, educate, and engage the community in the cultural and natural history of River View Farm, now called Ivy Creek Natural Area.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

JABA - Jefferson Area Board for Aging, Inc.

CVC Code: 200119

JABA provides resources supporting seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers including meals, health services, respite care, Medicare counseling, community senior centers, housing and more.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Jefferson School African American Heritage Center

CVC Code: 201199

The JSAAHC honors and preserves the rich heritage of African Americans in Charlottesville and peoples of the Diaspora locally, nationally and globally.

Recurring Donations? No

Legal Aid Justice Center

CVC Code: 201342

Our work includes fighting housing, employment, consumer exploitation, discrimination, and protecting immigrants and family unity.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Life Unlimited of Virginia, Inc (Rikki's Refuge Animal Sanctuary)

CVC Code: 200028

Animal Sanctuary that positively & humanely assist humans & animals through our multi species refuge.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

LifeSpring Pregnancy Centers

CVC Code: 201387

Our goal is to engage and impact the lives of those facing crisis pregnancy and risky sexual behavior by offering hope and sharing truth.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry Inc

CVC Code: 200168

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry provides free groceries, accommodates special diets, and offers nutrition education with kindness and compassion to anyone seeking assistance in Virginia.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Local Food Hub

CVC Code: 201134

We strengthen local food systems by advocating for fairness in farming, advancing equitable access to local food, and providing support to small, independent farmers.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Love No Ego Foundation, Inc

CVC Code: 201422

Via the pillars of Spirituality, Education, Exercise, and Community, and services of Motivational Speaking Presentations and Mentoring, we help young people succeed.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Madison House

CVC Code: 200125

Madison House facilitates student-led volunteer programs that address the needs of Charlottesville-Albemarle community members, in partnership with the University of Virginia and 100+ non-profit organizations.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle

CVC Code: 200061

Meals on Wheels provides a hot, nutritious meal and a wellness check to community members who have difficulty both accessing and preparing food for themselves.

Recurring Donations? No

Mediation Center of Charlottesville

CVC Code: 201486

MCC provides affordable and accessible dispute resolution services through mediation and education in order to transform conflict into an opportunity for growth and change.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA)

CVC Code: 201504

The Monticello Area Community Action Agency (MACAA) provide pathways toward prosperity by educating, inspiring, and advocating for those in need.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

On Our Own Charlottesville

CVC Code: 200005

To provide free peer support for adults who acknowledge that they are experiencing challenges with mental health, substance use, or trauma.

Recurring Donations? Unable to donate online

Operation First Response

CVC Code: 200507

Serves wounded Warriors/Veterans and First Responders with financial needs. Assistance varies based on individual needs ranging from rent, utilities, vehicle payments/repairs and groceries.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Our Community Place

CVC Code: 201192

Place of inclusivity offering cooked meals, shower and laundry facilities, a place to receive mail and case management services. We are working toward affordable housing.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates, Inc.

CVC Code: 200129

Piedmont CASA provides trained volunteers who act as court-appointed advocates on behalf of child victims of abuse and neglect to promote safety, permanence, and stability.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

Piedmont Housing Alliance

CVC Code: 200136

Piedmont Housing Alliance is dedicated to improving financial outcomes for individuals and families by offering innovative affordable housing solutions throughout the greater Charlottesville region.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Rivanna Conservation Alliance

CVC Code: 201024

The Rivanna Conservation Alliance works with the community to conserve the Rivanna River and its tributaries through water quality monitoring, restoration, education, and advocacy.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charlottesville

CVC Code: 200148

RMHC of Charlottesville creates, finds, and supports programs that directly impact the health and well-being of children and their families

Recurring Donations? No

Serenity Farm Equine Sanctuary

CVC Code: 200001

Equine rescue, rehab and adoption. Opportunities for those with disabilities to interact with horses, ponies and donkeys.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Sexual Assault Resource Agency

CVC Code: 200074

Sexual Assault Resource Agency works to prevent sexual violence and its impacts through education and support services for child and adult survivors of all genders.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Shelter for Help in Emergency

CVC Code: 200027

The Shelter for Help in Emergency provide trauma-informed, comprehensive services to survivors of domestic/intimate partner violence including shelter, legal advocacy, and counseling.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Sisters Conquering Cancer

CVC Code: 201301

Found in 2009, Sisters Conquering Cancer is committed to increasing cancer awareness in African American communities through education, support, and community outreach.

Recurring Donations? No


CVC Code: 201456

Our mission is to identify and support highly motivated individuals who face challenges that prevent their progress toward an overall life purpose or goal.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

The Fountain Fund

CVC Code: 201193

The Fountain Fund increases economic opportunities for formerly incarcerated people to improve their lives and remain in their communities by providing low-interest, credit building loans.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

The Haven at First & Market Inc

CVC Code: 200114

The Haven welcomes those at risk or experiencing homelessness, supporting them as they pursue stability through connections to resources and housing interventions.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

The Mosby Foundation

CVC Code: 200012

Our goal is to help keep dogs and their families together. We help offset expensive vet bills and seek to avoid economic euthanasia.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

The Women's Initiative

CVC Code: 200076

TWI provides mental health services to women in Central Virginia regardless of their ability to pay through counseling, social support and education.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

Toys for Tots

CVC Code: 200479

Help us fulfill the Christmas Holiday dreams of millions of children in need who otherwise may have been forgotten!

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

United Way of Greater Charlottesville

CVC Code: 200086

The United Way of Greater Charlottesville’s mission is to connect our community, enabling individuals and families to achieve their potential.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

Valley Mission Inc.

CVC Code: 200006

Valley Mission has provided shelter, support, and hope to our local community’s most vulnerable homeless constituents since 1971.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies

Virginia Discovery Museum

CVC Code: 200228

The Virginia Discovery Museum fosters intellectual curiosity and development for all children of our community.

Recurring Donations? No

Virginia Organizing

CVC Code: 200029

Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization, challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Wild Virginia

CVC Code: 201286

Wild Virginia is a grassroots nonprofit statewide organization, headquartered in Charlottesville, dedicated to protecting Virginia's wild lands and waters through advocacy, education, and influence.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

Wildlife Center of Virginia

CVC Code: 200145

The Wildlife Center of Virginia, a hospital for native animals, teaching the world to care about and to care for wildlife and the environment.

Recurring Donations? Yes, multiple frequencies


CVC Code: 201007

Wildrock promotes nature play for health and happiness through various programs including camps, after school enrichment, field trips, and outreach.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly

WorkSource Enterprises

CVC Code: 200131

WorkSource secures employment and support services that enable individuals with disabilities to achieve economic self-sufficiency, independence and full participation in the community.

Recurring Donations? Yes, monthly