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COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia

Supporting Those Disproportionately Impacted by Coronavirus and its Economic Consequences

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. The Fund’s focus will be to help communities who are disproportionately impacted by the virus and its economic consequences. The Fund is designed to complement the work of public health officials, as COVID-19 is a public health issue, and as such, funding decisions will be made in consultation with them across our entire service area in Northern Virginia.

About the Fund

Block operating grants will be awarded to local nonprofits with deep roots in our community and strong experience working with our most vulnerable neighbors, such as:
  • The elderly and other high-risk populations who are experiencing a COVID-19 impact, whether they are living at home or in group settings
  • Low income families experiencing short term financial crises related to COVID-19
  • Residents who are food insecure
  • Residents who have no medical insurance or who are underinsured
  • Residents who lack access to sick days
  • Residents with limited English language proficiency
  • Neighbors who are self-quarantined without sufficient support from their families and friends
  • Healthcare and gig economy workers, and
  • Immigrants and communities of color
Grant Applications Available Here


Frequently Asked Questions

My organization is interested in obtaining help from this Fund. How may we be considered?

Based on frequent conversations we are holding with our local service providing community, the COVID-19 outbreak is impacting Northern Virginia nonprofits in many ways. They are not only seeing an increased demand for their services. They are simultaneously managing internal concerns over the health and wellbeing of their own employees, lost revenue due to closures and event cancelations, as well as other challenges.

Our Community Foundation board and staff will continuously work in concert with local public health officials to ensure that grants from the Fund meet the greatest needs in local communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.  Funding will be awarded in cycles, and each round's focus and deadline will be announced on our COVID-19 Grants Page.
COVID-19 Grants

I want to donate. Can I restrict my funding to a prioritized grantee?

We are not considering restricted donations at this time. The COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia was created to provide the most flexible funding possible, as quickly as possible, to the nonprofits in our region on the front line of response.

Should I give to this Fund instead of making other donations?

No you should not. This Fund is not the only vehicle for getting needed resources into our community. It was created to coordinate community-based giving with input from public health officials as COVID-19 is a public health issue. This is a unique, critical time. Please continue to give to organizations you regularly support that are responding to COVID-19 in our region, remembering that now is a time to double down on our community.

I’m an individual who’s been affected by COVID-19. Can this Fund help me?

Clearly, individuals and families are affected by the outbreak. The Fund is not designed to directly support individuals. Rather, the Fund will support community-based nonprofits that, in turn, directly support individuals and families that are most affected by COVID-19 and its impacts in Northern Virginia.

As a 501(c)(3) public charity, we are bound to follow the rules and guidelines contained in IRS Tax Code and US Treasury Regulations. As such, our grants are limited to 501(c)(3) nonprofits, groups fiscally sponsored by 501(c)(3) nonprofits, or other charitable organizations able to receive a tax-deductible contribution, such as schools, faith based organizations, and other public entities. Under these laws and rules, we are not able to directly fund individuals, businesses, labor unions, or other 501(c)(4), (5), or (6) organizations.

Is there a geographic area of focus for the Fund?

The COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia will support organizations within the Community Foundation's service area, or those serving our residents in our service area, which includes the Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fairfax, Manassas and Manassas Park.

When will you share who you fund?

As we award grants to local nonprofits from the Fund, we will post them here, along with short descriptions of the services and support they are providing.

Resources: Our Community Responds to COVID-19

Here is a list of resources and information on the local response to COVID-19.
Our Community Foundation will continuously update this page as more information becomes available.

Northern Virginia Regional Commission: NOVA Region Dashboard Coronavirus Mapping and Data Resources

The Philanthropic Response:

The Business Response:

The Schools' Response:

The Government Response:

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March 20, 2020: Round One Grantees

Northern Virginia Family Services - $25,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief - $20,000
ACTS of Prince William County - $20,000
Food for Others - $20,000
Cornerstones - $15,000
Read more about each Round One Grantee

April 3, 2020: Round Two Grantees

ACCA Child Development Center - $15,000
Arc of Loudoun – $10,000
Capital Caring - $10,000
Carpenter’s Shelter - $10,000
Catholic Charities - $25,000
Dulles South Food Pantry - $5,000
Ethiopian Community Development Council - $10,000
FACETS - $10,000
Fairfax Diapers - $5,000
Good Shepherd Housing - $10,000
Herndon – Reston FISH - $15,000
Homestretch - $20,000
House of Mercy - $10,000
Infant Toddler Family Day Care - $10,000
Lorton Community Action Center - $25,000
Medical Care for Children Partnership - $10,000
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC) - $10,000
New Hope Housing - $10,000
Operation Homefront – $10,000
Rising Hope UMC - $20,000
Rx Partnership - $5,000
Second Story - $10,000
Share – $10,000
Shelter House - $10,000
The House - $10,000
United Community Ministries - $25,000
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries - $25,000
YMCA of Metro Washington: - $15,000
Read More about each Round Two Grantees

April 24, 2020: Round Three Grantees

AAKOMA Project - $10,000
Action in Community Through Service (ACTS) - $25,000
Arlington Free Clinic - $25,000
Bethany House of Northern Virginia - $25,000
BRAWS - $10,000
Bridges to Independence - $25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington - $20,000
CRi - $25,000
Culmore Clinic - $25,000
Doorways for Women and Families - $25,000
Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) - $15,000
George Mason University Foundation - $25,000
GPW Health Center - $25,000
HealthWorks for Northern Virginia - $25,000
Inova Kellar Center - $15,000
Inova Health Care Services - $15,000
Legal Services of Northern Virginia - $15,000
Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice / LAWS - $25,000
Loudoun Free Clinic - $25,000
Neighborhood Health - $25,000
Northern Virginia Family Service - $25,000
NOVA Scripts Central, Inc. - $10,000
Pathway Homes - $25,000
Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic - $25,000
PRS, Inc. - $25,000
Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia - $25,000
Rock Recovery - $10,000
SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center of Fairfax County - $15,000
SCAN of Northern Virginia - $15,000
The Women’s Center - $25,000
Trillium Center - $25,000
United Methodist Family Services - $15,000
VHC Pediatrics (Arlington Pediatric Center) - $10,000
Volunteers of America Chesapeake - $15,000
Youth for Tomorrow - $25,000
Read more about each Round Three Grantee

May 26, 2020: Round Four Grantees

ALIVE! - $40,000
Arlington Thrive - $40,000
CASA de Virginia - $40,000
Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties - $40,000
Northern Virginia Family Service - $120,000
read more about each round four grantee

June 30, 2020: Round Five Grantees

AAKOMA Project - $20,000
BEACON for Adult Literacy - $20,000
Capital Youth Empowerment Program - $20,000
CASA de VA-$20,000 - $20,000
Centreville Immigration Forum - $20,000
Edu-Futuro (Educacion Para Nuestro Futuro) - $20,000
Ethiopian Community Development Center - $20,000
Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect (HACAN)-$20,000 
Hopkins House - $20,000
La Cocina VA - $20,000
Legal Aid Justice Center - $20,000
LULAC Institute - $20,000
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area - $20,000
NAACP Fairfax - $20,000
NAACP Loudoun - $20,000
National Coalition of 100 Black Women Prince William County Chapter - $20,000
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium - $20,000
Nueva Vida, Inc - $20,000
OAR of Fairfax - $20,000
Tenants and Workers United - $20,000
Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights - $20,000
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE) - $20,000  

*Additional grants were made to the following Community Foundation’s to support COVID-19 efforts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia thanks to the generous support of Micron Technologies, Inc. through their Micron Opportunity Fund.

The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia - $20,000
Community Foundation of Northern Shenandoah Valley - $20,000
Northern Piedmont Community Foundation - $20,000
Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region - $20,000
Community Foundation of the Dan River Region - $10,000
Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia - $10,000
Community Foundation of the New River Valley - $10,000
The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation - $10,000
Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Bath and Alleghany - $10,000
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation - $10,000
Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge - $10,000
The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County - $10,000
Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation - $10,000
Hampton Roads Community Foundation - $10,000
Peninsula Community Foundation - $10,000
Shenandoah Community Foundation - $10,000