Donate to Scientists at UVA Covid-19 Community Relief Fundraiser

More than ever, our friends and neighbors in the greater Charlottesville community are turning to local nonprofits to supplement their basic needs.These organizations will face unprecedented demands in coming months to provide food, housing, and health security for tens of thousands of area residents. Local nonprofits anticipate requiring millions of dollars in additional funding to meet community need.

Scientists at UVA have already played a critical role in the COVID-19 response, from developing tests to PPE design and donation. We are offering another way for our community to mobilize in this critical time!

The Science Policy Initiative at UVA (SPI) has partnered with the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation, and others to establish the Scientists at UVA COVID-19 Community Fund, an effort to demonstrate our commitment to step up and help local residents as a community at UVA.

All donations go directly to the Community Emergency Response Fund. This is a centralized fund to provide resources to local families with little or no access to emergency funds, now and over the course of this pandemic.

Make a (tax deductible) donation by clicking the “Donate” button below!


Track our progress (updated weekly):

Current amount raised: $4,663.48

Goal: $10,000!

How else can you contribute?

Over the coming months, we will also raise awareness about the heroic efforts of other area nonprofits and efforts working to ensure that every Charlottesville resident has access to basic needs during the pandemic. Contact us if you are working on something that you want us to feature!

If you need help as a result of the pandemic, access resources here: