Programs for Engaged Philanthropy

Philanthropy can take many different forms and directions. Through a variety of giving circles, funds and other initiatives, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia offers several ways to take an active role in your philanthropic efforts. We’re sure you can find a program that fits your time and interests. Please follow the links below to learn more about our programs, join our giving circles, donate, and apply for grants supported by the Community Foundation.

Community Investment Funds

The Community Investment Funds are the signature grant cycle managed by the Community Foundation in which funds are invested in organizations serving the Northern Virginia community in the areas of child and youth development, education, health, mental health and aging, military personnel and their families, and poverty relief.

About     Donate     Apply for a Grant


Future Fund

The Future Fund is a giving circle of more than 150 young professionals who connect with each other personally and professionally, learn about the critical needs of our region, and donate at affordable levels to the philanthropic causes they care about most. Working with committees, this group makes grants once a year.

About     Join     Donate     Apply for a Grant


Innovation Fund

The Innovation Fund recognizes and promotes innovation and supports programs that nurture inventiveness, creativity and new design across Northern Virginia.

About     Donate     Apply for a Grant


Loudoun Impact Fund

The Loudoun Impact Fund is a giving circle of engaged Loudoun County donors managed in partnership by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquire Counties that invests strategically to promote education, the arts and the environment, and to support the needs of Loudoun families, children and youth.

About     Join     Donate     Apply for a Grant


Healthy Kids Grants

Healthy Kids Grants help public schools encourage healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and better nutrition, supported by the Chin Family Charitable Fund and the J.O.Y. Charitable Fund, donor advised funds with the Community Foundation.

About     Donate     Apply for a Grant


Business Women's Giving Circle

The Business Women's Giving Circle, a group comprised of accomplished business women in Northern Virginia, supports programs and organizations in our region that promote business innovation, entrepreneurship, and inventive opportunities for women and girls.

About     Donate/Join     Apply for a Grant


Our Children Fund


The Our Children Fund provides "normalizing" items and experiences to children in the Fairfax County foster care system and addresses their otherwise unmet medical, social, emotional, and education needs.

About     Donate     Apply for a Grant


Barkdull Fund for Animal Welfare


The Barkdull Fund for Animal Welfare supported nonprofits that provide animal welfare programs and services in Northern Virginia, including those that benefit, preserve or protect animals.  It is no longer accepting applications.

About



Looking for something else? Consider making a donation to the Community Foundation, donating to one of our funds, or opening up a donor advised fund of your own!

Thank You

To our generous sponsors:
John & Virginia Chapel

Access National Bank