For students, a better future.
For our community, a better tomorrow.

Who we are

Better Future Foundation Mission: Provide highly personalized educational services to first generation college students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch in the Charlottesville area in order to close the achievement gap.

What we do

Each year, first-generation, low-income collegebound sophomores in the Charlottesville area can apply to become part of our intentionally small Better Future Fellows cohort. Selected students work as a team to learn the in’s and out’s of “What’s next?” They plan for college and beyond while learning leadership traits, engaging in public service, and enhancing personal development through group workshops, site visits, and one-on-one coaching. After two years of educational support through the final years of high school and through the application process, Fellows receive additional guidance during their first year of college to ensure success. Through raising the level of education attainment and professional readiness in Charlottesville-area residents, we’re working toward a better future for our Fellows and for Central Virginia.


In the last year, we are proud to announce that our Fellows received acceptances to an array of colleges including James Madison University, the College of William & Mary, University of Denver, Sweet Briar College, Mary Baldwin University, Radford College, and Christopher Newport.

Our Partners

The Better Future Foundation also provides student-empowering programs for the following: 

Latino Education and Advancement Program (LEAP) 

Upward Bound
at the University of Virginia

Computers 4 Kids

Virginia Department of Social Services



Facilitating on-campus workshops with area experts on topics such as college admission, financial literacy, career planning, and holistic wellness.


Providing one-on-one academic tutoring, test preparation, college advising, and career mentoring to each Fellow.


Assisting with the cost of transportation, college tours, and healthy snacks.

Get in touch with us today

(434) 284-5553