Responding to Need and Seeding InnovationCharitable giving is personal – it is not merely a financial transaction. Our lives, relationships, and experiences inform our philanthropy more than anything else.
Think of us as your personalized charitable giving staff. Based on years of collective professional experience and a deep understanding of the needs in the community, we provide insight to help individuals and financial advisors' clients with their charitable plans.
Give to support a cause, address an issue or leave a legacy for future generations.You can start your own fund, give to one of our more than 200 existing funds, or invest in the future of this region through the Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia. By choosing us as your partner, your support helps make a difference here at home – helping to build a community that works for everyone.
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is a visionary funder and has a strong record of financial stewardship and assures you that a charitable agenda will be met now and for generations to come. Our volunteer Board of Directors represent a cross-section of our community and maintain high donor confidence about proper management of charitable gifts.
To begin your partnership with us today, contact us to arrange a meeting or initiate a discussion.
“I have been involved with the Community Foundation since the beginning 40 years ago and I am so happy to see how far we have come. We really wanted to make a difference in Northern Virginia. Now it partners with more than 200 donor advisors to grow local philanthropy, helps hundreds of students in our region afford a college education, sustains countless nonprofit organizations doing critical work for our neediest neighbors, and has become a cornerstone of our community. I know the future of the region I call home is stronger with the Community Foundation forever working to make it a better place for all of us.”
— Jim Wordsworth, Founding member, Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia
Family Giving Program