Supporting Alexandria City and Fairfax County

This fund, made possible through a bequest from Angus Slater Lamond, provides grants to nonprofits, schools, and other programs that promote the development and education of economically disadvantaged children and youth aged 18 years of age and younger in the City of Alexandria and in Fairfax County south and west of the City of Alexandria with a current preference towards the Route 1 corridor.

For 2020 the Community Foundation will consider applications in the following categories.  Applications that do not fall into these categories will not be considered.
  • Academic Achievement
  • After-school/Summer Activities
  • Basic Needs
  • Career Readiness
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English Language Proficiency for Children
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 the City of Alexandria or Fairfax County south and west of the City of Alexandria, with a current preference towards the Route 1 corridor.
  • The Community Foundation intends to make four grants of $25,000.
  • 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 apply or 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 or Jill Bach at