Grants $10,000 to support Northern Virginia Rides Program for seniors

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released “A Portrait of our Aging Population in Northern Virginia,” a report on the aging population in the Northern Virginia region.  The study highlights demographic, social and economic trends that impact older adults, ages 65 and over, in Northern Virginia and is one of a series of publications commissioned and published by the Community Foundation to inform, inspire meaningful dialogue, and increase philanthropic and public investment surrounding critical community needs.  It uses data and population projections to identify current needs and to plan for future needs of this population, expected to grow by 76% in the next twenty years.  The research was conducted by the Health Systems Agency of Northern Virginia led by Dean Montgomery and his staff, and includes the most current data available from U.S. Census Reports, Virginia Health Surveys, Senior Stability Surveys, and other sources.  The report can be downloaded at www.cfnova.org.

The data indicates a need to support seniors aging in place.  In response, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is committing $10,000 to support the Community Mobility: Northern Virginia Rides Program, which provides transportation options to Northern Virginians who would not otherwise have mobility access, by offering a coordinated volunteer-driver transportation model to community groups.  This initiative was developed by the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia in partnership with the Jewish Council for the Aging, Fairfax County Long Term Care Coordinating Council, the Giving Circle of HOPE, Volunteer Fairfax, representatives of community nonprofit social service providers, and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.   

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Young Professional Giving Circle at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Awards Two Local Nonprofit Organizations in its 2014 Granting Cycle

The Future Fund announced the winners of its 2014 grant cycle today, awarding $20,000 each to two Northern Virginia nonprofits serving military veterans and their families: Linden Resources, supporting its Vets Ready2Work program providing support to veterans with disabilites, and Quality of Life Foundation, supporting its Wounded Veteran Family Care Program addressing the needs of families who provide daily substantial care for wounded veterans.  The winning organizations will be formally recognized at the Annual Future Fund Awards Gala on May 16, 2014 aboard the Cherry Blossom Charter.

The Future Fund is the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s giving circle for young professionals.  It offers members opportunities to 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.  

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Encourages Engaged Philanthropy

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has launched a newly designed Web site at www.cfnova.org. The improved site will not only better inform the community about the critical needs in the Northern Virginia region, but will serve as a platform to make it very easy for donors and nonprofits to partner with the Community Foundation in addressing these issues.  The updated features include a modernized design, as well as improved functionality for informational access.

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Raises Funds to Support Local Critical Needs

J. Hamilton Lambert, former Fairfax County Executive and current Executive Director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, was honored with the 2013 Community Leadership award for his visionary leadership in the Northern Virginia region.  The award was presented at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2013 Sweet Home Virginia Gala on October 25, 2013 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

Former Virginia Congressman, Tom Davis, presented Lambert with the award.  He was one of many community leaders featured in a tribute video who all recognized that Lambert had not received the credit he deserved for his work in the development of Fairfax County.  Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Sharon Bulova, was also present to honor Lambert with this award.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s annual Sweet Home Virginia Gala hosts over 600 philanthropic, business, and community leaders to celebrate the charitable work done by the Community Foundation and to raise funds – over $440,000 this year - to support the Foundation’s ongoing work in areas of critical need.

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Annual Grants Awarded to Individual Public Schools in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia aids in the fight against childhood obesity by issuing Healthy Kids Grants of $1,000 each to individual public schools in Northern Virginia in collaboration with the Chin Family Charitable Fund. These grants support school programs that encourage healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and better nutrition for students and families.  In addition, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia also holds an annual "Let's Move the Needle on Childhood Obesity Summit" in partnership with Inova Health System to raise awareness and to educate the public about this important issue in the community.

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Award to be presented at the Community Foundation's 2013 Sweet Home Virginia Gala

J. Hamilton Lambert, former Fairfax County Executive and current Executive Director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, will be recognized by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for his philanthropic leadership in the Northern Virginia area. Lambert will be honored at the Community Foundation's annual Sweet Home Virginia Gala on October 25, 2013 at the Sheraton Premiere in Tysons Corner, Virginia.

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Annual Award from Leadership Fairfax Given for Exceptional Visionary Leadership

Lynn Tadlock, Chairman of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and Deputy Executive Director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, will receive the Trustee Leadership Award presented by Leadership Fairfax at their 17th Annual Northern Virginia Leadership Awards Luncheon on November 7, 2013 at the Westwood Country Club in Vienna, Virginia.

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Board of Directors Welcomes New Members and Leadership in 2013-2014 Fiscal Year

K. Lynn Tadlock, deputy executive director for the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, will become chair of the board of directors at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia at the start of the fiscal year on July 1. In addition, the Community Foundation is welcoming several new board members while thanking one board veteran who has reached the board’s maximum term limits.

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Loudoun Initiative Recognizes Five Organizations in Loudoun County

The Loudoun Impact Fund has announced the winning organizations of its inaugural competitive grant cycle. A total of $50,000 has been awarded to five nonprofit organizations in Loudoun County to support capacity building among Loudoun County nonprofits as well as programs that address the wellbeing of children and youth, specifically in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.  

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Nine Schools and Nonprofits Recognized for Taking Innovative Approaches to STEM Education in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Innovation Fund has announced the winners of its inaugural grant cycle. A total of $25,000 has been awarded to nine schools and nonprofit organizations in grants of up to $5,000 to support their innovative approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across Northern Virginia.

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