The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is a grant maker. We awarded more than $2.2 million in grants from donor advised funds and $456,938 in grants from discretionary funds during 2013 to local nonprofits, schools and faith based programs. In addition to grant making, we also help convene the community to address important regional issues and challenges, and we routinely commission and publish data driven research reports to help shine a light on the most critical needs of our region.