More than 650 Attendees will Attend 2017 Gala to Honor Mark and Brenda Mooore and to Raise the Region

Moore FamilyMark A. and Brenda L. Moore of the Mark and Brenda Moore Family Foundation will be recognized by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for their history of passionate leadership and philanthropy with the 2017 Community Leadership Award. This award is the longest standing community based recognition award in Northern Virginia, and will be presented at the Community Foundation’s annual Raise the Region Gala on October 6, 2017 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

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Seventh annual “Health Kids Grants” Cycle supports nine schools in Northern Virginia

GF sneakersThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded $17,700 in Healthy Kids Grants to address the main causes of childhood obesity by supporting programs that increase physical activity and/or improve nutrition in Northern Virginia public schools.  The 2017-2018 school year is the seventh annual Healthy Kids grants cycle, with a total of $118,000 awarded to date.  

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Funds will establish three new Family Market Programs in Alexandria, Virginia

cafbThe J.O.Y. Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia made a $96,000 grant to fund three new Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) Family Market Programs for the 2017-2018 school year. The funds will help establish new Family Markets at three elementary schools in Alexandria, Virginia:  Brynn Mar Park Elementary School, Hybla Valley Elementary School, and Weyanoke Elementary School.

The J.O.Y. Charitable Fund supports education, job training, community improvement, the environment and organizations that further the work of nonprofits.

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Students Honored at Event

2017 Scholarship RecipientsThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded scholarships to 89 students, totaling $304,700, to support their continuing higher education beginning in the fall. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia manages and administers the funds for twenty-five scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

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Board of Directors Welcomes New Members and Leadership in 2017-2018 Fiscal Year

DeSanto LRKevin DeSanto, Co-Founder and Managing Director of KippsDeSanto & Co., a premier investment banking firm headquartered in Northern Virginia, has become chair of the board of directors at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia effective July 1, 2017 at the start of the organization’s fiscal year.



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Giving Circle Supports Youth and Elderly Welfare in Loudoun County

LIF 2016 Members and GranteesThe Loudoun Impact Fund is now accepting grant applications for the 2017 season to organizations supporitng youth and elderly welfare in Loudoun County.  A giving circle of donors who learn about and support critical needs in Loudoun County, the Loudoun Impact Fund is a partnership of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

Grants are expected to range from $5,000 to $30,000 per agency.  An estimated $125,000 will be available for distribution.

More information, including the grant application and submission information, is available at www.cfnova.org/loudoun.

Grant supports partnership to develop innovative, multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial approaches to honey bee sustainability

honeybee groupThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia recently made a grant of $25,000 to the George Mason University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Honey Bee Initiative.  The goal of the grant is to accelerate the program and work of leveraging George Mason University innovators, educators, student teams and community partners to address the critical issues facing the honey bee. 

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Fund to Support Plant NOVA Natives Campaign

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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission announce the launch of the Plant NOVA Natives fund.

The Northern Virginia Regional Commission operates a campaign knows as Plant NOVA Natives that addresses the loss and fragmentation of native plant cover.  The Plant NOVA Natives Fund, housed at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, is solely dedicated to supporting this campaign. The loss of native plant cover combined with the increased abundance of non-native, invasive plant species throughout the Northern Virginia has had a significant impact on the ecological integrity of the region.  As a result, water quality, air quality, wildlife habitat, and the historic natural character of the landscape have suffered.

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2017 Chairman's Awards Honor Recipients, Innovation Breakfast Focuses on Community Wealth Building

Ted Howard Innovation BreakfastTed Howard, President and Co-Founder, The Democracy CollaborativeThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia held an Innovation Breakfast Series event on May 11, 2017. The event was focused on, “Community Wealth Building – A New, Inclusive Systems Approach to Economic Development,” and featured speakers Ted Howard, President and Co-Founder, The Democracy Collaborative, and Yanique Redwood, President and CEO, Consumer Health Foundation. The goal of Community Wealth Building is to create inclusive, sustainable, and equitable models of economic success.

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Community Wealth Building – A New, Inclusive Systems Approach to Economic Development

Ted HowardTed Howard, President and Co-Founder, The Democracy CollaborativeThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia plans to hold its next Innovation Breakfast Series event on May 11. The event, titled, “Community Wealth Building – A New, Inclusive Systems Approach to Economic Development,” will be held from 8:00 – 10:30 am at Valo Park on 7950 Jones Branch Drive in McLean, Virginia. The Innovation Breakfast events are designed to engage the Northern Virginia community in a dialogue about new and innovative solutions to spur economic growth in our region. To register for this event please visit www.cfnova.org/innovationbreakfast.

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