Why Work with the Community Foundation to Make Donations?

With your unique history, life experiences and personal interests, donating to your favorite causes may be a daunting task. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia believes you deserve absolute assurance that your gifts will be used wisely, and we are here to offer you that assurance.

Hear from Community Foundation donors, Dave and Carol Young, and see how they have partnered with the Community Foundation on their philanthropy to benefit military veterans in the region.


The National Standards seal by our name indicates official confirmation from the Council on Foundations that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and that we have demonstrated a commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability.

We honor our commitments—for donor advised funds, lifetime annuities, or permanent endowments. And we will honor your wishes—to support the arts, cultivate gardens, save endangered species, cure illness, expand literacy or feed children.

There are several ways you can donate:
If you choose to send a check by mail, please make the check payable to The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and mail to 2940 Hunter Mill Road, Suite 201, Oakton, VA 22124.

“Wealth is not to feed our egos but to feed the hungry and to help people help themselves.”
- Andrew Carnegie