Discretionary Grant Making for Northern Virginia Nonprofits

CommInvestFundLogo smallThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia conducts an annual grant cycle through the Community Investment Fund. Nonprofit organizations providing services in Northern Virginia are invited to apply.

Applications for the 2017 cycle are now closed.  Winners will be announed in May.

2017 applications were accepted in the following categories.  Please click each one to learn more:
See a list of the 2016 Award Winners here.

Grant Application Portal

To apply, update, or submit a grant application, and to submit final reports for past grants, click below:

Submit Applications or Review Past Grants Here

You will be instructed to set up an organizational profile before applying. If your organization has applied in the past, check with other staff members to get access to the organization profile already established. It contains grant history and past applications. Please do not set up a new profile unless you are sure your organization has not applied previously.

If you have any questions, please contact Sari Raskin at sari.raskin@cfnova.org or Krysta Peare at krysta.pearce@cfnova.org.

Who can apply?

  • Organizations providing services in Northern Virginia (defined as the areas within Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park) can apply for funding.
  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations providing charitable or educational services. Local, state and federal government entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Organizations are limited to one application per grant cycle. Multiple applications will not be considered.
Grant requests for capacity building, program, or general support purposes will be considered. Funding may be used to support, expand, or enhance existing programs or to start new programs. Applications for capital improvements, endowments, or scholarship awards will not be considered.

The maximum grant is $10,000.

Grant Cycle Timeline

December 2016 Grant Reports Due from 2016 Grantees
January 10, 2017 Applications Open 
February 16, 2017 Applications Due 
May 2017  Applicants notified of funding status 


For help with an application or to receive an email notification when this and other Community Foundation grant cycles open, please click here to contact us.