Your Trusted Philanthropic Partner

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is the trusted philanthropic partner to more than 200 advisors who hold funds with us. Each of the ratings below demonstrate that we have met the most rigorous standards in philanthropy and that we have demonstrated a commitment to financial security, transparency and accountability.

Community Foundation National Standards Seal

The Council on Foundations Recognizes the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for Compliance with National Accountability Standards

National Standards Seal RGBThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is recognized for having organizational and financial practices that are in accordance with the National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations. The Council on Foundations and leaders of the community foundation field created the National Standards in 2000 to aid community foundations in establishing legal, ethical and effective operational practices that would show the foundations’ transparency and financial responsibility in light of the increased public scrutiny of foundation practices. In addition, National Standards were developed to distinguish community foundations from other philanthropic vehicles, build the capacity of community foundations to carry out their missions, and assist the field with self-regulation in a manner viewed positively by the Internal Revenue Service.

GuideStar Platinum

The Community Foundation has earned the 2023 Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar, the world's largest source of nonprofit information.

Guidestar 2021This Seal demonstrates our financial accountability and transparency. To reach the Platinum level, we added extensive new information to our   Nonprofit Profile that included more in-depth financial information, and more quantitative information about our organizational goals, strategies,  and progress.

Charity Navigator

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating

Charity Navigator copyThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator for seven years in a row: 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024.