HEAL
CHARLOTTESVILLE

FUND

A Legacy of Hope

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Dave Matthews Band performs at  the Concert for Charlottesville

Prologue:

THE HEAL
CHARLOTTESVILLE FUND

The story of the Heal Charlottesville Fund is, in certain respects, a simple one. There was violence in August 2017 and the community responded with generosity and love.

“WHAT’S
GOING ON IN CHARLOTTESVILLE?”

Where the Heal Fund
Came From

LOOK HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER

Dave Matthews Band and How the Heal Fund Started

“WE KNEW THAT THE
WHOLE COMMUNITY
WAS HURTING”

What’s Different about the Heal Fund

“YEAH, I’M HERE AND I’M LEGITIMATE.

I FEEL FLY”

Heal Fund Grant

as Business

Launching Pad

“IT HELPS US KNOW WHERE WE’VE

COME FROM”

Heal Fund Grant as
Historical Exploration

“YOU CAN’T HAVE THIS BE FORT KNOX, RIGHT?”

Heal Fund as a Source
of Protection

“WE’RE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE’S BACK YARDS HERE”

Heal Fund Grant as

Mapping Tool

“I COULD BE HONEST AND TRANSPARENT”

Heal Fund Grant

as Nonprofit
Launching Pad

BY THE NUMBERS

“A NEW TRAUMA THAT WAS IN OUR FACES”

Using a Heal Fund Grant to

Heal Emotionally

“THE PAIN DOESN’T
KICK IN IMMEDIATELY”

Using the Heal Fund to Heal Physically

SOMETHING HAS
HAPPENED TO US, AS A GROUP

Heal Fund as
Collective Storytelling

“A MOMENT, IF ANYONE WOULD ACCEPT IT”

Heal Fund Grant as Reconciliation

EPILOGUE: 

“TO SEE DIFFERENTLY”

We Need to Understand Our Community in New Ways

Phone: 434.296.1024

Email: cacf@cacfonline.org

Web: www.cacfonline.org

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