Privacy Statement

This website is owned and operated by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.  Our intention is to inform and educate visitors about our work as a grantmaker, community resource and philanthropic partner to local individuals, families and corporations. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is committed to honoring the privacy of all those we work with, including visitors to our website and subscribers to our electronic newsletters.

Personal Information

Your right to privacy is very important to us. We recognize that providing the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia with your personal information is an act of trust. When you visit us online, you remain anonymous, as we do not require registration to view our website or access information.

We may occasionally ask for your feedback via surveys or other communications to better understand your interests and needs. We will also request information through online forms used to register for a Community Foundation event. The Community Foundation does not share or make public any personal information gathered through our website.

If you are a Community Foundation fund holder and you use our online system, you provide personal information to authenticate your identity. That information is only used on this site and is not distributed or sold to any other party or site. Our secure system for donors is encrypted with Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2, High-grade Encryption (AES 256 bit) to provide security and privacy when you access fund information, initiate online fund transactions or send secure messages.

If you contribute to a donor advised fund, your name and address may be shared with the donor advised fund representative who established that fund here at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.

Public Information

Under IRS Code, the following foundation documents are public information:
  • IRS Forms 990 and affiliated schedules for the past three years.
  • Tax Determination Letter from the IRS.
Lists of our donors, other than those published in the annual report, are not available to the public. We do not reveal the name of anonymous donors to the recipient of a grant.

Third Party Sites

Throughout our website we offer links to third party sites. Since we do not control those websites, we encourage you to review their privacy policies as well.


If at any time you wish to stop receiving Community Foundation electronic newsletters or other communications, or to be removed from our email list, you may unsubscribe from that list as explained in each message. The Community Foundation will not give your email addresses to other organizations; however, we may occasionally send you mailings regarding events by reputable third parties if we think they may be of interest to you. In such circumstances, we do not provide the organization with your information, but send the mailing ourselves.

Questions and Comments

We welcome comments and questions on this policy. To share feedback or to request information from the foundation, please send an email to or write to:

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
ATTN: Director of Communications
2940 Hunter Mill Road, Suite 201
Oakton, VA 22124

Last Revised: 08/06/2015

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