Focus Area: Water Quality Improvement Programs 

summer-rocks-trees-riverMembers of the Future Fund announced their decision to support Water Quality Improvement Programs through the sixth annual grant cycle of this giving circle.  Previously the group has supported Child and Youth Development; Poverty Relief; Military Veterans and their Families; Health, Mental Health, and Aging; and Education with grants totaling more than $223,000.

Applications are currently being accepted from nonprofit organizations, schools and faith-based organizations serving Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park that have programs within this focus area.  The cycle is open through November 7, 2016.  Visit for more information and to apply.

Eligible applications will be reviewed by the Future Fund Grants Committee.  The Committee will select up to six organizations for site visits or presentations.  The site visits and grantee presentations will take place in December.  The Committee will recommend three finalists to the Future Fund membership.  Final grant selection will be made by a vote of the Future Fund membership.

FF-Facets-Grantee-Semifinal MeetingFuture Fund Members at a 2016 Grants Committee Meeting at FACETSThe Future Fund is the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s giving circle for young professionals.  It offers members opportunities to learn about the critical needs of the region, donate at affordable levels to the causes they care about most, and meet their professional peers – other community advocates who see the benefit of pooling monetary contributions to increase the impact of their support to local charitable organizations.

To learn more about the Future Fund and to become a member, visit