Reveals deep philanthropic engagement in the community

In a recent report published by CF Insights, “Benchmarking Beyond Asset Size: 2014 Top 100 Lists,” the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia ranked #85 on the top 100 list of Most Active Grantmakers.  This report is based on the most recent Columbus Survey results, which surveyed community foundations across America to help gauge success across several dimensions of grantmaking and community engagement.  The survey is available at

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is committed to supporting the most critical needs of the community through its discretionary grantmaking.  During 2012-2013, the Community Foundation awarded over $2.2 million in total grants and over $450,000 from its discretionary funds to local nonprofits, schools and community based programs.  It awarded nearly $250,000 in scholarships to support 79 students from Northern Virginia, held 144 separate charitable funds for grant making, and reported $31.8 million in managed assets.

“The findings of the Columbus Survey, as reported by CF Insights, affirm the Community Foundation’s engagement with donors in our grantmaking initiatives,” said Eileen Ellsworth, President of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.  “This region has no shortage of critical needs, from children living in poverty to a fast growing aging population.  When we partner with donors, we always find effective ways to meet those needs.  We are delighted with the results of the Columbus Survey, and plan to continue our efforts to engage donors in our important work.”

More information about the Community Foundation can be found in its recently published 2012-2013 Annual Report, “A Year of Engaged Philanthropy,” available to download from