Member Directory

Preservation Piedmont

Address P.O. Box 2803
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902
Phone (434) 760-0426
Website https://www.preservation-piedmont.org/
Primary Contact Mary Joy Scala
Primary Email preservationpiedmont@gmail.com
Primary Focus Area Arts and Humanities
Service Areas

Mission Statement

Established in 1993, Preservation Piedmont is a non-profit grass-roots organization dedicated to preservation public awareness and advocacy, serving the City of Charlottesville, the County of Albemarle, and adjacent localities.


Preservation Piedmont is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of the built environment and its setting in order to protect and create an appreciation for the historic resources of the region.

Preservation is promoted by the protection and rehabilitation of historic buildings, sites, and neighborhoods, as well as the natural and created landscape, traditional routes, and open spaces.

The purposes of Preservation Piedmont are to serve the City of Charlottesville, the County of Albemarle, and adjacent localities by:

promoting greater public awareness of and advocating for historic preservation in the region;

protecting the historic resources of the region;

sponsoring educational tours and programs that encourage public participation in the preservation, restoration, and ownership of historic and archeological sites, buildings and structures, and landscapes significant to the cultural, social and architectural history of the region;

promoting heritage tourism;

supporting and initiating local projects, partnerships, and studies that help to identify and protect important community historic resources; and

monitoring local and state government actions on issues affecting preservation of historical, cultural, and natural resources.

These goals are also promoted by cooperating with other groups and organizations committed to the preservation and welfare of the community.

Key Programs

Program 1
Title:Community Preservation Grants Program
Description:As part of our outreach, Preservation Piedmont welcomes proposals from non-profit organizations, individuals, and self-organized collaborators that embrace and promote protection, re-use, rehabilitation, and re-interpretation of historic resources, including significant cultural landscapes and archaeological sites. Categories of support include, but are not limited to:
• documentation and research initiatives including surveys and nominations
• preservation education and interpretation initiatives
• basic stabilization of all types of historic fabric, including landscapes, public art and engineered structures as well as buildings
• support for preservation-related publications and other media
Proposals will be considered from individuals, organizations, and/or localities from the following: City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, and Orange. We anticipate that grant requests will be up to $3,000, and will give careful consideration to the potential users, impact and continuity of the project.
Total Program Budget:$3,000
Program 2

Giving Opportunities

Opportunity 1

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.