Help build a community that works for everyone

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia offers a few different ways for volunteers to engage in a meaningful way to support the community. If one of these opportunities feels right for you, contact our staff to get involved!

Grant & Scholarship Application Review

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia convenes panels of volunteers to review applications through a variety of its grants and scholarship funds. Learn more about how you can support one of these processes. Current reviewers can also access the online portal to view the applications assigned to you through this page as well.

Support the Raise the Region Gala

The Raise the Region Gala is the Community Foundation’s annual mission-critical fundraising event that welcomes more than 700 business and community leaders each fall. It includes a live and silent auction, awards ceremony, and seated dinner. The Community Foundation convenes a volunteer committee to support efforts to bring community members to the event and to secure unique and exciting items and experiences for the auction. If you are interested in dressing up for a fun evening, we need volunteers to help out at the event itself with registration and checkout, live auction support, and more.
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Job Openings at the Community Foundation

Manager of Marketing, Communications and Events

The Community Foundation is seeking a full-time Manager of Marketing, Communications and Events.

The Manager of Marketing, Communications & Events designs and manages the Community Foundation’s digital content, advertising, and communications activities; writes promotional communications and marketing copy for marketing campaigns; develops / creates / maintains the Community Foundation’s website content, bi-monthly newsletters and story bank, and develops and disseminates press releases for local, regional and national earned media placements. The Manager will respond to media inquiries and cultivate relationships with members of the media. S/he supports the development, production, and delivery of Community Foundation’s events. This position reports to the Vice President of Marketing & Events.

The Manager of Marketing, Communications & Events will work collaboratively across teams to execute communications and marketing strategies to grow community and prospect awareness with key publics, to drive the Foundation’s mission and business objectives. The Manager will support the organization’s growth, visibility, revenue generation, and strategic priorities primarily through content creation and maximizing the use of digital and legacy marketing tools.

The ideal candidate will exhibit a working understanding of CRM tools, email marketing technology, social networking tools, and donor/audience acquisition strategies. They will possess a natural attention to detail, solid writing and reporting skills along with the ability to analyze and interpret data to inform decision making, and a willingness to adapt tactics to achieve organizational objectives.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Tara Nadel, Vice President of Marketing and Events at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Intern at the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia often offers spring or summer internship programs in alignment with one of its core leadership initiatives. Internships are paid and can also be offered for class credits in coordination with a student’s school if desired.

For the summer of 2024, one college internship will be available to a student interested in pursuing a career in the nonprofit / philanthropic sector.

Details and application materials are below.  Apply by April 30th:

For more information about how to get involved with the Community Foundation:

Tara NadelQuestions?
Please contact Tara Nadel, Vice President of Marketing and Events.
703 879 7637  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.