Eileen's TEDx Talk  

Eileen Ellsworth delivers fresh perspectives on "Why we Give - The need to connect and belong" in recent TEDx Talk

2019 Scholarshps Open  

Scholarship applications for 2019 are now open!
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2019 CIF Grants Open  

The 2019 Community Investment Funds Grant Cycle is Now Accepting Applications.  Learn More >>

Growing philanthropy to respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region.


Our donors want results. They want measurable returns on their philanthropic investments. They want to give like it matters, like it will make an actual difference. And they count on us to help them.

At the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, we have the knowledge, insight and networks to transform a mere gift of charitable dollars into real impact on real lives. We enhance our donors’ philanthropy with research and hard work that helps create something meaningful and support something worthy.

do you want to give like it matters? 

Then give, through the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.