To nurture the health of all members of the Northern Virginia community. 

The Community Foundation establishes priority funding areas within each fund. For 2020, the Community Foundation will consider applications in the following categories.  Applications that do not fall into these categories will not be considered:
  • Organizations or programs that help the older population age in place and that support older adults who are low income or vulnerable.
Criteria: The Community Foundation will consider grant applications that meet the following criteria.
  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations providing charitable or educational services. Local, state and federal government entities are not eligible to apply.
  • 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.
  • Grants will be made to organizations providing services in Northern Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, plus the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church and Manassas/Manassas Park).
  • The Community Foundation intends to make one grant of $35,000, provided as $17,500/year for two years.
  • Applications that are late or incomplete will not be considered.
  • Only one application per organization will be considered.
Applications will open on January 9, 2020.

Grant Application Portal

To update a grant application, access the grants portal here:

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.

To learn more about issues facing our aging neighbors, please read our report: A Portrait of our Aging Population in Northern Virginia available here.

Donate
Designate "Health, Mental Health and Aging" when making a Community Investment Funds donation to support this critical need.

“The reality of increasing numbers of seniors aging in place is that support programs for activities of daily living such as shopping, meal preparation, and transportation, will be more important than ever. The need for such services will grow exponentially as the population increases in the next two decades."

-A Portrait of our Aging Population in Northern Virginia