Charlottesville Community Grant Award Luncheon

Dec. 7, 2018, 12:00 p.m.

Join us for a special event celebrating nonprofits’ commintment to the Charlottesvielle community as students in Batten Professor Paul Martin’s class, NGOs and Foundations in the Policy Arena, announce the final grants to be distributed from their collaborative class research and extensive analysis of multiple nonprofits this semester. 

The class, NGOs and Foundations in the Policy Arena, explores social issues specific to Charlottesville and evaluates the local nonprofits who that are currently working toward innovative solutions to these problems. This semester, the class focused on food insecurity and food justice in Charlottesville and the surrounding counties. 

Through a partnership with a local philanthropic foundation, The Adiuvans Foundation, the class is able to donate money to select Charlottesville-area nonprofits to affect change in a specific policy arena. Through this partnership and a partnership with another foundation, students have given away more than a quarter of a million dollars to local nonprofits since the class began. Through extensive research and analysis, the class formulated recommendations for the Adiuvans Foundation’s allocation of their $80,000 grant to be distributed and will announce during the awards luncheon.