Grants Awarded in 2017

Grants of more than $282,000 were issued to 29 Local Organizations and nonprofits in 2017.

Child, Youth Development & Education

Casa Cirilagua program children
All Ages Read Together (AART), $8,500
Serving Fairfax County
Funding will support a class where students acquire early literacy, cognitive, social, fine motor, and other skills essential for success.

Arlington Food Assistance Center, $10,000
Serving Arlington County
Funding will help provide 72 low-income Arlington children access to an educational summer and after-school program that provides structured age-appropriate experiences to support healthy eating, and cooking and gardening skills. 

Casa Chirilagua, $10,000
Serving Alexandria
The grant will support the staffing for both the Kids Club and Summer Kids Club programs.
H.A.C.A.N. Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect, $10,000     
Fairfax County                             
This grant will strengthen HACAN’s organizational capabilities, as well as the capacity to ensure that its programs can be sustained and expanded, including initiating new programs to further its mission. 
Liberty's Promise, $10,000      
Serving All of Northern Virginia
Grant funds will support at least 200 low-income, immigrant youth in Northern Virginia, helping them learn about opportunities for success through our after-school programs of civic engagement, Civics and Citizenship and CE-BELL.

*National Inventors Hall of Fame, $10,000
Serving Prince William County                  
The grant will offset participation costs for 45 or more underserved youth in Prince William County to participate in Camp Invention.

*The House, Inc.. $10,000        
Serving Prince William County
This grant will support 350 disadvantaged youth enrolled in the Center’s EmpowerMEnt® initiative, offered through the Center’s after-school program.

The Literacy Lab, $10,000         
Serving Alexandria      
Funding will support 10 tutors, six at the K-3 level and four at the pre-K level as well as help provide bilingual family engagement materials.

The Reading Connection, Inc., $10,000
Serving All of Northern Virginia                
Grant funds will be used for general operations. In addition to on-going literacy programming for at-risk families, TRC currently is involved in capacity-building efforts and growth-plan implementation to meet the needs of more at-risk kids in Northern Virginia.

**Workhouse Arts Foundation, Inc., $5,000
Serving Fairfax County                               
Funding will support the Workhouse Arts Center’s 2017-2018 Need-Based Tuition Assistance Program, enabling up to 120 students ages 5 to 17 from low-income families to participate in weekly arts education classes and camps that take place during spring, summer and winter breaks.

**Young Playwrights’ Theater, $5,000  
Serving Arlington County           
This grant will strengthen the In-School Playwriting Program in Arlington schools and help expand it into Alexandria City.

Health, Mental Health and Aging

Jan. 2017 Makayla JacksonCornerstones Pathways to Sustainable Employment Program ParticipantsArlington Retirement Housing Corporation, $10,000        
All of Northern Virginia                             
The grant will support the delivery of critical around-the-clock, personalized assisted-living care and other supportive services to 39 of Culpepper Garden’s lowest-income residents.

Loudoun Child Advocacy Center (CAC) / Citizens for Social Justice LAWS, $10,000      
Serving Loudoun County           
The funding will support the Loudoun CAC's Victim Advocate position who is responsible for minimizing trauma to the child and family members during their immediate crisis.

Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic, $10,000      
Serving Arlington County                           
The grant will help cover the activities and engagement programs that are not generally covered by insurance such as a family therapy program and recreation activities.

*Project Mend-A-House, $10,000          
Serving Prince William County                  
Funding will support the expansion of the home repair program and increase PMAH's ability to meet the growing aging-in-place needs of extremely-low to low income senior clients, veterans and people with disabilities. PMAH is matching all funds received by the Community Foundation.

Senior Services of Alexandria, $10,000  
Serving Alexandria
The grant will convert an internship position to full-time staff and increase another 25 hour part-time position to full-time staff and propel SSA to a new level of service to Alexandria's senior community.

ServiceSource, $10,000
Serving Fairfax County                               
This funding will supplement the cost of offering clinical services to the 290 individuals served in their Day Support Programs at their Springfield and Chantilly sites. These clinical services include Physical Therapy (PT) and Occupational Therapy (OT).

Poverty Relief

lacocinaPoverty Relief Grantee: La Cocina VA College Access Fairfax, $10,000               
Serving Fairfax County                               
The grant fund Financial Aid Champions who each serve in several schools and handle the FAFSA applications that may need more attention than just one session per student.

Computer CORE, $10,000         
Serving Arlington County           
Funding will help expand CORE's 6-week Career Advancement Program to Arlington County.  This project is in partnership with Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH) and the classes will be in six of APAH's residential communities. 

Cornerstones, Inc., $10,000
Serving Fairfax County                               
The grant will be used to staff the Pathways to Sustainable Employment program.

Friends of Guest House, Inc., $10,000   
Serving all of Northern Virginia
The grant will support organizational growth in the areas of residential aftercare and outreach programs.

Friends of Loudoun Mental Health, $10,000                        
Serving Loudoun County           
Grant funds will be used for housing subsidies for Loudoun County residents disabled by mental illness who meet the criteria for our A Place To Call Home program. 

Good Shepherd Housing & Family Services, $10,000
Serving Fairfax County
The grant will assist families and individuals living in Good Shepherd’s housing who are at-risk of losing their homes because of large medical expenses through the Medical Crisis Financial Assistance Program.

La Cocina VA, $10,000               
Serving Alexandria/All of Northern Virginia           
Funding will support La Cocina VA’s general operating expenses and support its Culinary Career Readiness and Job Placement for FY 2017.

*Northern Virginia Family Service, $10,000         
Serving Prince William County                  
This grant will support SERVE’s Emergency Assistance Program where homeless and at-risk families receive assessment and service delivery related to their immediate needs.

OAR of Fairfax, $10,000            
Serving Fairfax County                               
Grant funds will provide job training and employment readiness services to unemployed individuals with limited job prospects that have recently released from incarceration.

*Transitional Housing BARN, $10,000    
Serving Prince William County                  
Funds will be allocated for general operating support and direct services expenses including case management salaries and financial assistance for families.

Military Personnel & Their Families

Serving Together, Mental Health Association of Montgomery County, $17,500
Serving all of Northern Virginia
A grant to continue service coordination and navigation assistance for veterans and military personnel and families in Northern Virginia.  

Additional Grants Awarded through the Community Investment Fund Process

FACETS, $6,570
Serving Fairfax County
This annual grant is made possible by the Huntsman Endowment Fund and supports FACETS’ operating budget to help parents, their children and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County.

* Denotes grants made at the Community Foundation’s recommendation from the Haymarket Donor Advised Fund.
** Denotes grants made at the Community Foundation’s recommendation from the Hanlon Donor Advised Fund.