Dave Matthews Band

The Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band is administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation. Established in 1999, the Bama Works Fund supports charitable programs primarily in the Charlottesville, VA area but has also responded to a wide variety of needs both nationally and internationally. The fund has raised over $52M and has made over 2000 grants since its inception.

For a list of Bama Works grants click here. For more information about Bama Works and how to submit an application, click here.

Charitable Events

Meeting Street Schools

MSS was founded upon the belief that all children deserve an excellent education.

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04.20.2019 Volvo Car Arena Charleston, SC

Bama Works Fund

DMB's Bama Works Fund, established in 1999, is administered by the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation.

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04.21.2001 Scott Stadium Charlottesville VA
05.07.2016 John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, VA
12.14.2018 John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, VA
12.15.2018 John Paul Jones Arena Charlottesville, VA


Take a stand against voter suppression in North Dakota and encourage voting in the 11/6/18 midterm elections.

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10.27.2018 Prairie Knights Casino & Resort North Dakota

Farm Aid

Farm Aid mission promotes awareness about the loss of family farms and raises funds to keep farm families on the land.

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10.01.1995 Cardinal Stadium Louisville, KY
10.04.1997 New World Music Theater Tinley Park, IL
09.12.1999 Nissan Pavillion Bristow, VA
09.29.2001 Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN
09.21.2002 Post-Gazette Pavilion at Star Lake Burgettstown, PA
09.07.2003 Germain Amphitheatre Columbus, OH
09.18.2004 White River Amphitheatre Auburn, WA
09.18.2005 Tweeter Center at Tinley Park Tinley Park, IL
09.30.2006 Tweeter Center at the Waterfront Camden, NJ
09.09.2007 Randall’s Island New York, NY
09.20.2008 Comcast Center Mansfield, MA
10.04.2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, MO
10.02.2010 Miller Park Milwaukee, WI
08.13.2011 LIVESTRONG Sporting Park Kansas City, KS
09.22.2012 Hersheypark Stadium Hershey, PA
09.21.2013 Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY
09.13.2014 Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Raleigh, NC
09.19.2015 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island Chicago, IL
09.17.2016 Jiffy Lube Live Bristow, VA
09.16.2017 KeyBank Pavilion Burgettstown, PA
09.22.2018 XFINITY Theatre Hartford, CT

A Concert For Island Relief

Proceeds and donations benefit hurricane relief efforts in the U.S. & British Virgin Islands & Puerto Rico.

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01.06.2018 Radio City Music Hall New York

Band Together Bay Area

A concert to support N. Bay Area relief and recovery efforts following the deadly firestorms in 2017.

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11.09.2017 AT&T Park San Francisco, CA

Concert For Charlottesville

A free concert to promote healing and unity after the 2017 events in Charlottesville.

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09.24.2017 Scott Stadium Charlottesville, VA

Stand For Standing Rock

All net proceeds support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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11.27.2016 Constitution Hall Washington, DC

Bridge School Benefit

An annual concert organized by Neil Young for more than 30 years to benefit The Bridge School.

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10.18.1997 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
10.19.1997 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
10.28.2000 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
10.29.2000 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
10.20.2001 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
10.20.2001 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
10.30.2005 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
10.21.2016 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
10.22.2016 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
10.22.2016 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA
10.23.2016 Shoreline Amphitheater Mountain View, CA

Colorado Rising: A Benefit Of For Flood Relief

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10.27.2013 1st Bank Center Broomfield, CO

Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert

Proceeds were collected by the Robin Hood Relief Fund to benefit victims of the hurricane in NY, NJ, and CT.

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11.30.2012 IZOD Center East Rutherford, NJ


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12.06.2010 McCaw Hall Seattle, WA
12.07.2010 McCaw Hall Seattle, WA
08.20.2011 nTelos Wireless Pavilion Charlottesville, VA

China Care Foundation

The China Care Foundation is dedicated to saving the lives of medically fragile orphaned children in China.

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06.08.2011 Belle Haven Club Greenwich, CT

Last Chance For Change

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10.26.2008 VCU Stuart C. Siegel Center Richmond, VA

Kokua Festival

A benefit for the Kokua Hawaii Foundation.

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10.26.2008 Waikiki Shell Honolulu, HI

Benefit For Seeds Of Compassion With His Holiness Dalai Lama

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04.11.2008 Key Arena Seattle, WA

Change Rocks

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04.06.2008 Assemby Hall, Indiana University Bloomington, IN

World's Loudest Pep Rally

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11.14.2007 Eisenhower Hall Theatre West Point, NY

Benefit For Piedmont Park

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09.09.2007 Piedmont Park Atlanta, GA

A Concert for VA Tech

The concert was given to help the VA Tech community move forward in the aftermath of the April 16 shooting tragedy.

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09.06.2007 Lane Stadium, Blacskburg VA

Benefit For Bama Works Youth Initiative

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10.30.2006 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA

Benefit For Hurricane Katrina Relief

Raise money, relief, and awareness in response to the suffering that resulted from Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

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09.12.2005 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Morrison, CO
09.20.2005 NYC’s Concerts for the Gulf Coast, “From the Big Apple to the Big Easy” Madison Square Garden NY, NY

Benefit For Village Recovery Fund (Post Tsunami Relief In Sri Lanka)

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02.05.2005 Starr Hill Music Hall Charlottesville, VA
02.10.2005 Roseland Ballroom New York, NY

ACT (America Coming Together) / 2004 Vote for Change Tour

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06.01.2004 University Park PA
06.02.2004 Dayton OH
06.03.2004 Auburn Hills MI
10.05.2004 Madison WI
10.06.2004 Ames IA
10.08.2004 Gainesville FL
10.11.2004 Washington D.C.

City Of San Francisco

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09.12.2004 Golden Gate Park Polo Fields San Francisco, CA

New York City Public Schools

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09.24.2003 Central Park, Great Meadow New York, NY

Charlottesville Music Resource Center

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09.24.2003 Central Park, Great Lawn New York, NY

World Aids Day

Raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died.

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12.01.2002 Aired On MTV Channels

Bullitt Foundation

Bullitt Foundation is helping to direct the Pacific Northwest toward a sustainable future.

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10.24.2002 Benaroya Hall Seattle, WA

Northwest Old Growth Rally

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09.29.2002 Seattle, WA

Groundwork Benefit

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10.14.2001 Paramount Theater Seattle, WA

America: A Tribute To Freedom

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Tibet House Benefit

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02.26.2001 Carnegie Hall New York, NY

Headwaters Benefit

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03.14.1999 Marin County Civic Auditorium San Rafael, CA

Matinee Benefit

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01.27.1999 Stanley Theater Utica, NY

Stand Up For A Cure

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09.10.1998 Madison Square Garden New York, NY

Tibetan Freedom Concert

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06.13.1998 RFK Stadium Washington, D.C.

People For The American Way

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12.11.2001 Beverly Hills Regent Hotel Beverly Hills, CA
04.18.1998 Victory Stadium Roanoke, VA


100 Black Men of Central Virginia African American Teaching Fellows of Charlottesville Albemarle Inc. Ash Lawn Opera Festival Foundation AtlantiCare Foundation AIDS/HIV Support Services Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society, Charlottesville, VA Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Dept. Charlottesville, VA Albemarle Housing Improvement Alliance for Interfaith Ministries, Charlottesville, VA Alzheimer’s Association (Central Virginia) Arts Center in Orange, Orange, VA American Cancer Society Albemarle County Schools, Charlottesville, VA American Red Cross Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Charlottesville, VA Art Museum Baltimore Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends Ben Hair Just Swim For Life Foundation Best Buddies Illinois Barrett Day Care Center Basketball Courts at Lucks Field Playground Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Blue Ridge, Inc. Bike Program Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Charlottesville, VA Blue Ridge Irish Music School Blue Ridge House (Region Ten) Blue Ridge Medical Center Boys and Girls Club of Central VA Boys and Girls Club of America Bridge Ministry Building Goodness Foundation, Charlottesville, VA Booker T. Washington Park Charlottesville Charlottesville Area Community Foundation Charlottesville City Schools- Adult Learning Center Charlottesville Symphony Society Charlottesville Bay Foundation Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage-Blue Ridge Division Chill Foundation Church of Our Saviour City Center for Contemporary Arts City of Charlottesville Parks & Recreation Common Ground Healing Arts, Inc. Camp Albemarle Camp Holiday Trails Charlottesville-Albemarle S.P.C.A., Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Albemarle Youth Club, Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Area Dental Access, Inc., Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Area Riding Therapy, Crozet, VA Charlottesville Area Youth Football League Charlottesville Cardinals, Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville City Schools, Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Community Scholarship Program Charlottesville Fathering Initiative, Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville Free Clinic Charlottesville Municipal Band Children, Youth, and Family Services City of Charlottesville City of Richmond Clean Air Cool Planet Computers4Kids Covenant School, Charlottesville, VA Covesville Child Development Center, Covesville, VA Crossroads Waldorf School County of Albemarle Children’s Center Clean Virginia Waterways Charlottesville Public Housing Association of Residents, Charlottesville, VA Center for Nonprofit Excellence Central Virginia Project Transformation Community Mediation Center, Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad Defenders of Wildlife Downtown Music Lab – Roanoke Dogwood Festival, Charlottesville, VA Elisabeth Aiken Nolting Charitable Foundation Elk Hill Farm, Inc. Ellis Acres Memorial Park Inc. Emmaus With Child Environmental Education Center, Charlottesville, VA Emergency Food Bank Engineering Foundation (ERICA) Eta Phi Omega Chapter-Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Charlottesville, VA Edgar & Eleanor Shannon Foundation, Earlysville, VA First Night Virginia First Tee of Charlottesville Foundation Fluvanna-Louisa Housing Foundation Foothills Child Advocacy Center Friends Cancer Support Companions/Suzanne Hope Fund Field School of Charlottesville Fluvanna Co Schools, Fluvanna, VA Four County Players, Barboursville, VA Focus Women’s Resource Center Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Inc. Gallastar Equine Center, Inc., Afton, VA Grace Works Greene Co. Schools, Greene, VA Growing Youth Ministries Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Associates Habitat for Humanity Hinton Avenue United Methodist Church, Charlottesville, VA Hospice of the Piedmont The Haiti Relief Project Hope House IMPACT (Interfaith Movement for Promoting Action by Congregations Together) Innocence Project, Inc Interfaith Humanitarian Sanctum Independence Resource Center Innisfree Village, Crozet, VA Ivy Creek School – Serendipity Project, Charlottesville, VA Ivy Community Assoc., Inc., Charlottesville, VA International Rescue Committee, Inc., Charlottesville, VA Jefferson Area CHIP, Inc. JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging) Junior Achievement of Central VA Keswick Tennis Foundation Kid Pan Alley Kids Lift Foundation Louisa County Historical Society Louisa Downtown Development Corporation Lewis & Clark Exploratory Center of Virginia, Inc., Charlottesville, VA Light House Studio, Inc., Charlottesville, VA Literacy Volunteers of America, Charlottesville, VA Little Red Cap Project, Charlottesville, VA Live Arts Living Stones Motorcycle Club, Charlottesville, VA Legal Aid Justice Center Men’s Leadership Project Milk and Bookies Mothers Against Drunk Driving Mountaintop Montessori Musicians United to Serve the Youth of Charlottesville d/b/a Music Resource Center Meals on Wheels Monticello Area Community Action Agency Music Resource Center Molly Michie Preschool, Charlottesville, VA Mental Health Association of Charlottesville-Albemarle Municipal Band, Charlottesville, VA Madison House Nelson County Schools National Council on Agricultural Life National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Charlottesville, VA Nelson Co. Community Development Foundation, Nellysford, VA Nelson Co. Humane Society/SPCA, Nellysford, VA New Orleans Habitat for Humanity Oakland School, Inc. Offender Aid & Restoration of Charlottesville Orange Co. Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Orange, VA Partnership Project, The Physicians For Peace Piedmont Council of the Arts Piedmont Regional Education Program (PREP) Progeria Research Foundation Pantops Clinic, Inc. , Charlottesville, VA People and Congregations Engaged In Ministry, Charlottesville, VA Piedmont Environmental Council, Charlottesville, VA Piedmont Family YMCA, Charlottesville, VA Piedmont House, Inc. Piedmont Housing Alliance, Charlottesville, VA Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA Planned Parenthood of the Blue Ridge, Charlottesville, VA Piedmont CASA Paramount Theater QuickStart Tennis of Central Virginia Quality Community Council, Inc., Charlottesville, VA Quest Institute, Inc. Charlottesville, VA Reverb, Inc. Rockfish Valley Foundation Reading Window School, Louisa, Virginia Rebuilding Together Amherst,Nelson, Inc. Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Renaissance School, Charlottesville, VA Rivanna Conservation Society, Charlottesville, VA Rivanna Film Group, Charlottesville, VA Rockfish Valley Community Center Ronald McDonald House, Charlottesville, VA Scottsville Volunteer Fire Dept Second Street Gallery Senior Center, Inc. Shenandoah National Park Trust Southern Environmental Law Center Spay/Neuter All Pets Inc. Special Olympics – Virginia Stillwater Institute for Social Justice Save the Fireworks, Charlottesville, VA Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA Senior Center Service Dogs of Virginia Sexual Assault Resource Agency Shelter for Help in Emergency Simpson Park Sorensen Institute Southern Environmental Law Center Spirit-Horses, Healing and Helping Kids, Charlottesville, VA St. Mary Catholic Church/Nelson Co. Pantry, Lovingston, VA Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. Skateboard Park Salvation Army, Charlottesville, VA Sexual Assault Education Office The Edith and Theodore Roosevelt Pine Knot Foundation The Learning Center, Charlottesville, VA The Library of Virginia Thomas Jefferson Area Coalition for the Homeless Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission The Arc of the Piedmont Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression, Charlottesville, VA Tot Lot at Bill Robinson Playground Tuesday Evening Concert Series, Charlottesville, VA Teen Health Center, Charlottesville, VA Town of Louisa-Arts Center, Louisa, VA University of Virginia Infectious Disease Clinic University of Virginia Renal Services United Way, Charlottesville, VA UVA, Curry School of Education Foundation, Charlottesville, VA University of Virginia UVA “Day in the Life” Program, Charlottesville, VA UVA, McIntire Dept of Music, Charlottesville, VA UVA, Dept. of Family Medicine, Charlottesville, VA UVA, Dept of Pediatrics, Charlottesville, VA UVA, Under Fives Study Center, Charlottesville, VA UVA Health Center, Charlottesville, VA Virginia Canals and Navigations Society Virginia Center for the Creative Arts Virginia Mentoring Partnership Virginia Organizing, Inc. VA Blood Services, Charlottesville, VA VA Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, VA VA Organizing Project, Charlottesville, VA Virginia Consort, Charlottesville, VA Virginia Discovery Museum Virginia Film Festival Virginia Institute of Autism Virginia Neurocare, Inc. , Charlottesville, VA Virginia Save Our Streams Westminster Child Care Center WHTJ/Commonwealth Public Broadcasting Corp Wildlife Center of Virginia Women’s Cancer Research Foundation Wesley Foundation at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Wednesday Music Club, Charlottesville, VA Worksource Enterprises, Charlottesville, VA Wintergreen Adaptive Skiing, Afton, VA Young Audiences of Virginia, Inc. Young Guys of Distinction Youth Motorsports Academy, Charlottesville, VA Youth Orchestra of Central Virginia