Welcome to the Ivy Creek Foundation
The Ivy Creek Foundation in Charlottesville, Virginia is a non-profit organization whose mission is enriching lives by fostering environmental awareness through education and connecting the community with nature.
The Ivy Creek Foundation:
- Preserves and manages the Ivy Creek and Ragged Mountain Natural Areas (over 1,000 acres) for environmental education and appreciation.
- Gives free nature tours to over 2,500 people a year.
- Offers a year round schedule of public programs free to the public and enjoyed by over 1,500 people last year.
The operating budget of the Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, is supported primarily by annual tax-deductible contributions through membership participation. The Foundation has one full-time and one part-time staff and an 11-member Board of Directors.
The Foundation launched its fifth Annual Fund Drive in October 2012. We hope to raise additional monies in the coming year to support new environmental and history programming for local area schools. Throughout the year we will seek support for our exciting new education initiatives by expanding and engaging our membership and through a series of fundraising events. Check our Education Initiatives page for more information on new programs, and our Membership & Giving page for how you can help!
Office Hours: Re-Boot for Summer
Whew! Now that the whirlwind that was Spring 2013 has slowed, staff is pleased to be able to put some office hours up on this page again. We are changing them a bit over the summer to see if it helps with the traffic in the Education Building.
New Office Hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Friday: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.
As always, visits during these times are first come, first served. If you want to be sure of having some good one-on-one time, please make an appointment. Staff is frequently around other days too, so don’t be shy about requesting an afternoon time, or a Wednesday/Thursday time if you need to see us “off hours.”
Temporary changes to staff availability may come up suddenly to accommodate an off-grounds meeting or a building rental request. Please check our Facebook page for important interruptions to our schedule.
ICF Board Welcomes New Executive Director
The Board of Ivy Creek Foundation is pleased to announce that it has ended its search for a new Executive Director. Ms. Tatyanna Patten, a familiar face in Charlottesville’s non-profit and environmental community, officially began her duties in December. Click here to read Dave Hogg’s statement. We hope our volunteers and partner organizations will join us in welcoming her to Ivy Creek!
Ivy Creek Facebook Page
Become a friend of Ivy Creek through Facebook. Learn the latest. Comment on what you’ve seen that day. Make suggestions. Volunteer. Like our facebook page! Click here to see!