Bid Bash Auctions:
Online Auction Series 2020-2021

Benefitting a community of Central Virginia area nonprofits. Hosted by Gratitude Charlottesville.

Date Night: Feb 12-13

Restaurants, wine, hotel stay, vacation homes, candy, jewelry, special experiences, wrapped mystery gifts…

Sports & Leisure: Sept 3-4

Memorabilia, lessons, event tickets, gear, golf packages, luggage, travel accessories…

Many local nonprofits have had a fundraiser or two cancelled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, the “Bid Bash Auction” series was born. This online auction series hosted by Gratitude Charlottesville is bringing nonprofits and the community together to have some fun and raise some funds!  Our inaugural Bid Bash Auction in June 2020 had over 50 items and raised $11K for area nonprofits, and we plan to grow from here!

Need ideas of what to auction?  Want to see what you can win? View the most recent or current live auction.

Bid Bash Auction >

How to participate as a NONPROFIT:

Participation is open to all 501(C)3 nonprofits in Central Virginia.  You submit auction items and receive 80% of the proceeds from the sale of your auction items. “Shelf space” will be limited to 100 items per auction, so first come, first served. Limit 5 items per organization, minimum value for items must be $100.

How to participate as a BUSINESS:

Businesses enrolled in the Gratitude Charlottesville Directory may donate items to the online auction and the proceeds from the sale of those items, will go to the qualified charity(ies) of the businesses’ choice.

How to participate as a BIDDER:

Bookmark our auction page and come back during the auction dates!

OR, subscribe to our Bid Bash email list and we’ll include a notification when an auction is about to open!

For more information contact Ryland Nisos, Bid Bash Director: 434.242.3950 or

Nonprofits and businesses may complete complete this form and we will get in touch.
You do not need to know your auction items yet to sign up to participate.

Feedback from Bid Bash nonprofit participants:

“Thank you for an awesome event, flawlessly executed. The Foundation is so grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the Bid Bash, and these funds will helpus fulfill our mission.”

“We are grateful for your Bid Bash efforts on our behalf. We very much appreciate the organizing work that you put into this. The idea is a winning one.”