Young Professionals Giving Circle Awards $10,000 to Environmental Nonprofit in 2017

The Future Fund, a giving circle for young professionals at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, announced the winner of its 2017 grant cycle today, awarding $10,000 to Chesapeake Conservancy to establish Northern Virginia as a tech-savvy conservation innovation hub.  This is the sixth grant cycle of the Future Fund, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s giving circle for young professionals, and brings total grants to $233,000.

With support from the Future Fund, Chesapeake Conservancy will enable Northern Virginia to become an early adopter of the integration of powerful data to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their water quality improvement work. The $10,000 grant will be used to match a $15,000 grant from the EPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program and allow Chesapeake Conservancy to fund technology and outreach staff at the Conservancy to engage stakeholders to understand current water quality challenges and complete 1-meter flow path mapping for Northern Virginia’s 5 county footprint. 

The Future Fund is sponsored by Grant Thornton.  Annual Future Fund sponsorships start at $1,000 and include visibility throughout the year as well as Future Fund membership benefits for employees.  All sponsorship revenues are pooled in the annual grant cycle to support local community needs.  For more information, contact Allison Cook, Philanthropy Officer, at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, at allison.cook@cfnova.org or (703) 879-7642.


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