To support the growing needs of military personnel and their families. 

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.
  • Workforce Development/Job Training Skills for Military personnel, veterans and/or their families
  • Emergency Assistance for Military personnel, veterans and/or their families

From 2014-2018 the Military Personnel and Their Families Fund provided grants to Serving Together to support the coordination of services for Northern Virginia's Military Veterans and their families.  This multi-year focus was directed by the Community Foundation's report "Supporting Our Region's Veterans," published in June of 2014.

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 two grants of $21,000 each.
  • Applications that are late or incomplete will not be considered.
  • Only one application per organization will be considered.
Applications are due on February 6th by 5:00 pm.

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

Designate "Military Personnel & Their Families" when making a Community Investment Funds donation to support this critical need.

“Returning veteran unemployment at twice the national average; eighteen veteran suicides a day; and ten percent of the homeless comprised of single veteran moms; that's why we make the Military Personnel and Their Families one of our primary areas of giving.”

- David & Carol Young, Supporters of the Military Personnel and Their Families Fund