Community Leadership

Building a Community that Works for Everyone

Social and Civic Leadership

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia works with partners in the business and nonprofit communities as well as elected public officials and local donors and philanthropists to address and impact issues that are critical to the economic and civic health of our region. We view our civic leadership work as our core mission as we strive to build a community that works for everyone.

We use a data-driven approach to understand the needs of the region, and we share the resources we produce with our community to inspire targeted philanthropic support to address those needs. We produce events to inspire our region with ideas from around the country and even the world. And we launch initiatives targeted at moving the needle on specific issues relevant to advancing our region.

The Community Foundation is uniquely positioned to inspire action amongst all sectors of our region, and we welcome your engagement.

We look forward to hearing from you to discuss these and other opportunities. Please contact us today.

Insight Region

Insight Region
Insight Region™ is a research center at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia that analyzes local trends, convenes civic leaders, and promotes civic and social action that the Community Foundation in launching in 2020.
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Opportunity Index

Opportunity Index
The Opportunity Index is a free data resource that serves as a tool for community knowledge and strategic philanthropic giving. Use this resource to better inform your philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy and action.
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Build Back Dream Forward

COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia
Build Back Dream Forward is an event and community investment initiative established to achieve economic mobility, promote racial justice and equity, and catalyze more inclusive systems of economic growth in Northern Virginia, particularly in local communities of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the virus and its fallouts.
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Conferences and Events

Conferences and Events
Our thought leadership events such as the Shape of the Region, Innovation Breakfasts, and Raise the Region Gala help bring together community, business and philanthropic leaders to discuss ideas, innovations and solutions ongoing economic and social challenges that we can address, evaluate, monitor, and anticipate.
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