Giving & Investing

Innovation Fund

Established: April 20, 2013

To Recognize and Promote Innovation

The Innovation Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia invests in inventiveness, creativity and new design.  It uses a venture philanthropy model of grant making in which donors to the Innovation Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation board and staff, find investment opportunities in Northern Virginia.

Grants from the Innovation Fund have helped launch cybersecurity and coding programs in local public schools; diversify the local workforce by supporting the Mason Innovation Lab and Honey Bee Initiative at George Mason's Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Adult Career Pathway Program at Northern Virginia Community College and the PHILLIPS Program for Children and Families; and support local innovation at the annual Nova Maker Faire.

Your support will help create an amazing and lasting legacy of innovation in Northern Virginia.


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