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Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Awards $55,000 to Area Non-Profits

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May 16, 2013

The Charlottesville Area Community Foundation awarded grants to help underserved kids get access to education.

At their annual Future Fund Awards, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation (CACF) gave Jefferson Area CHiP and Club Yancey awards totaling $55,000.

Those grants will go to help local children receive education. CHiP will use the money for early childhood healthcare and development education. Club Yancey will use its money to help fund its extended school day program that provides enrichment opportunities to at risk children in Albemarle County.

The CACF engages people in their twenties, thirties, and fourties in philanthropy, educates them about the work of local community organizations, and aims to make a big impact on the community by pooling members' small contributions with fundraisers.

"It's so awesome to be able to -- I gave $300 because I'm in my 30s -- and to be able to turn that into a $55,000 grant to our award recipients and just to know all the great work that they're gonna do this year just like our previous recipients have done," said Stephen Davis of the CACF Future Funds Grants Committee.

"It's a celebration of all that hard work," said Davis.

Thursday also kicked off the Future Fund's fifth year. Membership enrollment is open until September 7. If you're between 20 and 49, live in the Charlottesville area, and are interested in joining the CACF, you can visit the organization here.


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