Afghan Relief and Resettlement Fund for Northern Virginia

Support for Afghans seeking refuge in our region

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The Community Foundation’s Afghan Relief and Resettlement Fund for Northern Virginia was established on September 1, 2021 to support Afghans fleeing their country who either pass through or are resettled here in Northern Virginia.

Grants from the Fund first focused on their immediate unmet human and basic needs, such as food, shelter, acute health, acute mental health services. Subsequent grants are supporting longer term resettlement efforts, including legal, mental health, physical health, housing, transportation, education, language, and other coping skills.

No fee will be charged by the Community Foundation on Fund assets. All donations to the Fund will be used to support local and regional nonprofits who are optimally positioned to provide immediate assistance and longer-term aid and support.

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will manage the Fund. Community Foundation Board and staff will work to ensure that the Fund will complement, not duplicate, the work of federal, state, and local government agencies and therefore expand our region’s capacity to meet the needs of our new Afghan neighbors in greater community.

This is a trying time for the Afghan refugees and evacuees. The least we can do is our very best to welcome and embrace them, to convey our deepest concern for their welfare, and to let them know they are not alone.

Impact

According to a recent InsideNova report, about 4,000 refugees were resettled in Northern Virginia by the end of 2021, and thousands more are expected to resettle here over the next several months. To date, the Afghan Relief and Resettlement Fund for Northern Virginia has distributed $245,900 in grants.  Read more about grantees from each of the rounds of funding to date:


Round One Grantees:

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Round Two Grantees:
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Round Three Grantees:
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Donations to the Afghan Relief and Resettlement Fund are tax deductible. Thank you for your support.
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PeteSload ITility CEO 300x300“I served in Afghanistan in 2003. So many of the Afghan refugees and evacuees who will reach our shores helped us when we were there. They are leaving so much behind. They need and deserve our support. ITility will certainly be a donor to the Community Foundation’s Afghan Relief and Resettlement Fund. “
— Pete Sload, President and CEO, ITility