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About Friends of Cville Downtown

Friends of Cville Downtown, Inc., is a 501(c)(3) non-profit created in 2021. Our mission is to make Charlottesville a better-than-ever, more inclusive place for everyone by working with city government and the community to craft strategies and programs that stimulate Downtown social and economic vitality.

Friends of Cville Downtown is a forum for fresh ideas and a catalyst for advancement of the common good. We will provide leadership on critical issues, and work to define and implement 1-, 3-, 5-, and 10-year innovation plans and strategies to expand smart and connected transit, safety, sanitation, housing, economic development and community inclusivity. Join us on our mission!


Are you a city government agency?

Friends of Cville Downtown is a citizen group working with city government and the community. The Campaign for Main Street is a public-private placemaking partnership.

Who’s behind this effort?

Friends of Cville Downtown includes residents, business owners, artists, philanthropists, and companies, all committed to the common good. We invite you to help. Everyone is welcome!

When will all these plans take place?

Friends of Cville Downtown projects began to arrive in November of 2021 and are ongoing. Visit often to see what’s new!

Is my contribution tax deductible?

YES! Every donation is fully tax-deductible. Friends of Cville Downtown, Inc. is a 501c3 tax-exempt organization (Tax ID: 87-3321523).

How can I help?

It’s easy! Simply click on the Donate button to make a secure online tax-deductible donation. You can also sign up as a volunteer and take part in helping us with our various placemaking events. We look forward to hearing from you!


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Donations are tax-deductible. To pay by check, please send your payment to: Friends of Cville Downtown, Inc. P.O. Box 253, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902. Please send any questions to