Young Professional Giving Circle at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Awards Two Local Nonprofit Organizations in its 2015 Granting Cycle

The Future Fund announced the winners of its 2015 grant cycle today, awarding $20,000 each to two Northern Virginia nonprofits offering mental health services to those in need.  This is the fourth grant cycle of the Future Fund, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s giving circle for young professionals, and brings total grants to $192,000.

The Future Fund supports critical needs in Northern Virginia by engaging young professionals in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s in philanthropy.  A giving circle at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, its members 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.

The two grant-winning organizations support individuals age 13 and above and/or families with limited access to mental health care.  The winning organizations include:

Access Hope, Inc., located in Fairfax, VA
The Future Fund will support the expansion of no-fee on-campus mental health counseling to uninsured and under-insured college students at Northern Virginia Community College by adding a pre-licensed therapist and group therapy sessions.

Youth for Tomorrow, located in Bristow, VA
This grant will support Youth for Tomorrow’s Girls on a Journey program, which provides residential treatment services to minor victims of sex trafficking in Northern Virginia.