Financials as of December 17, 2020

  • Amount raised and committed: $161,098 from 185 donors

  • Amount disbursed to school PTOs: $159,000

  • Amount allocated by school PTOs: $67,495 (42%)

  • CACF administrative expenses: $1,299

School/Disbursement to School/Allocated to Date

Buford / $22,364 / $3,150

Burnley Moran / $8,444 / $6,237

CHS/LMA / $35,744 / $26,531

Clark / $17,712 / $9,069

Greenbrier / $9,627 / $5,958

Jackson-Via / $18,85 / $4,214

Johnson / $12,301 / $4,035

Venable / $6,802 / $2,376

Walker / $27,161 / $5,596

Total / $159,000 / $67,495


Use of Funds

These are expenditures reported as of December 17, 2020. School Committees are regularly meeting to consider distributions and prioritizing students and families with the greatest needs. Additional needs such as childcare with partner organizations and other families needs have also been met by CARES Act funding, individual school PTO, donor and other CCS district funds.

  • Buford: Art supplies for all students for home use; grocery store gift cards for food insecure families; rent assistance; support of tech for community partner Abundant Life

  • Burnley Moran: Headphones to support virtual learning, notebooks, take-home activities for all grade levels, direct family assistance (rent, grocery gift cards), and 450 yoga mats for possible return to in-person

  • CHS/LMA: Headsets with microphones, Chromebook chargers, scientific calculators, grocery store gift cards

  • Clark: Laptop desks, personal white boards, sensory bins, math manipulatives, books, headphones, art supplies, virtual learning tutor and center tuition, rent and utility direct assistance, shelf stable food and winter clothes

  • Jackson-Via: Kindergarten/1st grade math manipulatives and counters, Pre-K headphones, 3rd grade dice and card decks, etc

  • Johnson: Dominion Power, Boys and Girls Club, Utility Bill, Sprint bill, xfinity, Geico, OneMain, VHDA, books, grocery gift cards 75 families

  • Greenbrier: Family Food Assistance; K-4 Virtual Learning Supplies; Storage Organization for Virtual Learners

  • Venable: Headphones, art supplies and instruments for home use, letter manipulatives, books, individual whiteboards, jump ropes and stress balls

  • Walker: CVS gift card to family for essential needs on recommendation from school social worker; art supplies for home use, grocery gift cards for food insecure families; rent assistance; support of tech for community partner Abundant Life; winter coats, hats, gloves, materials for ESL students


Thank You Donors

Over 100 donors as of September 15, 2020!

Today we are excited to announce that THANKS to the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band and The Smith Family “Always Am” Fund, we have a "Double Match" challenge opportunity.  Both have committed to donating $25,000. If the community can raise an additional $25,000 that equals $75,000 for Charlottesville City School students! 

In the first month, more than 100 generous donors - parents, community members and local businesses - gave to the Fund. The PTOs are asking for additional community members and businesses to join these initial 100 donors in supporting our city schools in meeting the needs of every learner, every day, everyone. Donate Now to help meet this exciting “Double Match” challenge.

On behalf of the PTOs, Families, Teachers, and Staff of Charlottesville City Schools we would like to thank all of the individual parents, community members, and local businesses like Tiger Fuel who donated, and thank you to Sonjia Smith for her very generous donation of $25,000. 

“As an essential business, we feel it is important to give back to the communities that we serve. While COVID-19 has been a challenge for all of us, we’d like to do everything we can to ensure students in Charlottesville have high-quality learning experiences and are given every opportunity to succeed,” said Gordon Sutton, President of Tiger Fuel Company.

School-level committees have begun authorizing expenditures for headphones, manipulatives, books, supplies for home classrooms, assistance to families for virtual learning center tuition, and more. To ensure resources are directed equitably, distribution percentages are based on each school’s population of students receiving free and reduced lunch. The use of the funds are determined by individual school level committees comprised of a PTO representative, teacher, administrator, and an equity committee representative. Allocations will be reported on the Fund’s website and can be found at:

As families settle into virtual learning, new needs will emerge, and the financial stressors facing some families have only increased. Supervisor of Equity and Inclusion, T. Denise Johnson said, "We appreciate our parents' and community's incredibly generous support and hard work. Ensuring every student has the materials and resources they need for equitable participation in the virtual model is imperative and crucial during this time."