Growing Philanthropy to Respond to Critical Need and Seed Innovation in our Region



The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is a visionary funder that has directed millions of charitable dollars to people in need since 1978.  Our mission is to grow philanthropy to respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region.  Comprised of donor advised funds, permanent funds, giving circles, and other charitable endowments, the Community Foundation connects donors to community and helps meet community needs with community resources.

ServiceAreaOur Community Foundation serves the entire region, including Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park.

During 2017 alone, the Community Foundation awarded a record breaking $4.7 million in grants and scholarships and raised $13 million in new gifts. Over 1,000 generous individuals, families, and businesses who feel passionately about our community have made this success possible.

The Community Foundation will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018, a milestone we are marking with the launch of a campaign to grow The Permanent Fund For Northern Virginia, a community endowment that will be a forever source of critical support for our most vulnerable neighbors.

No one can predict what Northern Virginia will need or want 40 years from now. But the Community Foundation will still be here, responding to need, seeding innovation, and leading and convening the community.

Learn more about our grants programs, engage with us through your personal philanthropy, attend an Innovation Breakfast, and join us to make a difference in our community.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is a 501 (c) (3) organization and our tax ID # is 51-0232459. Available upon request is a list of our third party investment managers, fees charged, and members of the Investment Committee responsible for investment and oversight. Please contact us at (703) 879-7640.