Discretionary Grant Making for Northern Virginia Nonprofits

CommInvestFundLogo smallThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia conducts an annual grant cycle through the Community Investment Fund. Nonprofit organizations providing services in Northern Virginia are invited to apply.

The 2020 Community Investment Funds Grant Cycle is now open.  Applications are due by February 6th at 5:00 pm.

Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership and Jill Bach, Manager of Grants and Scholarships, hosted a webinar to share the 2020 priority focus areas and application process.  Watch it below, or download the slides.

Applications will be accepted in the following categories:
Read about all of the 2019 Community Investment Fund grant recipients.

Grant Application Portal

To apply, update, or submit a grant application, and to submit final reports for past grants, click below:

Submit Applications or Review Past Grants Here

You will be instructed to set up an organizational profile before applying. If your organization has applied in the past, check with other staff members to get access to the organization profile already established. It contains grant history and past applications. Please do not set up a new profile unless you are sure your organization has not applied previously.

If you have any questions, please contact Sari Raskin at sari.raskin@cfnova.org or Jill Bach at jill.bach@cfnova.org.

Who can apply?

  • Organizations providing services in Northern Virginia (defined as the areas within Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park) can apply for funding.
  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations providing charitable or educational services. Local, state and federal government entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Organizations are limited to one application per grant cycle. Multiple applications will not be considered.
Grant requests for capacity building, program, or general support purposes will be considered. Funding may be used to support, expand, or enhance existing programs or to start new programs. Applications for capital improvements, endowments, or scholarship awards will not be considered.

Please see the detailed page for more information.

Grant Cycle Timeline

January 9, 2020   2020 CIF Informational Webinar at 11:00 am
January 9, 2020   Applications Open 
January 31, 2020   Grant Reports Due from 2019 Grantees
February 6, 2020   Applications Due by 5:00 pm
May 1, 2020   Applicants notified of funding status 
February 1, 2021   Grant Reports Due from 2020 Grantees

To receive an email notification when this and other Community Foundation grant cycles open, please click here to contact us.