Grant to promote STEM education 

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia provides a grant opportunity to benefit nonprofits and public school systems in Northern Virginia that provide education, skills acquisition, and mentoring for underrepresented and under-funded student populations in the fields of engineering, technology, and overall STEM.  

The Community Foundation will offer 3 grants of $5000 each and 1 grant of $4000, to be used during the calendar year 2020.  The grants will be awarded in a competitive grant process. Grant applications are due on January 7, 2020, and awards will be announced in February. Grants will require a 1:1 match of grant funds from the nonprofits and school systems who apply.

Grant Application Portal


Grants Portal

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.

For more information about the Micron Opportunity Grants Program, and for any questions relating to a grant application, contact Sari Raskin at sari.raskin@cfnova.org or Jill Bach at jill.bach@cfnova.org. 

Who can apply?

  • Public elementary, middle and high schools located in Northern Virginia are all eligible to apply.
  • 501(c)(3) organizations providing charitable or educational 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. 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.
  • Applications that are incomplete or late will not be considered.

Timeline for the grants process

September 24, 2019

     Application period opens 

January 7, 2020

     Applications due

February 2020

     Winners announced


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