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.

COVID-19 Response Fund

COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has launched the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia. The Fund will attract and provide flexible funding resources for nonprofit organizations and other programs in our region responding to COVID-19 and its impacts.
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Insight Region

Insight Region
Insight Region™ is an independent 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 critical resource for community knowledge and strategic philanthropic giving. Understanding where the greatest needs are in our region is critical to putting donations to work in the right way. Use this resource to better inform your philanthropy, volunteerism, advocacy and action.
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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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Count the Region

Count the Region
Count the Region helps support the 2020 Census effort in Northern Virginia by making sure everyone living in Northern Virginia is counted, counted once, and counted in the right place. An undercount results in lost federal dollars for the next ten years that support infrastructure needs in our community.
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Community Wealth Building

Community Wealth Building
Inspired by an Innovation Breakfast, the Community Foundation launched a Community Wealth Building initiative in 2017 to create inclusive, sustainable, and equitable models of economic success in our region. In 2020, its work will be focused on the launch of the Northern Virginia Anchor Collaborative.
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