Giving & Investing

Helping organizations grow and sustain.

Establishing a Designated Fund with the Community Foundation allows you to support the good work of a specific nonprofit organization — a senior center, museum, or virtually any charitable organization. Because it’s given through the Community Foundation, your gift provides the organization you select not only funding, but planned giving, investment management services, and the power of endowment. You’ll provide sustainable, ongoing support, that will help expand the impact of your favorite organization. Nonprofit organizations themselves can establish an Agency Endowment, which will continuously endow funds to your organization as a way to build sustainability.

Donor Benefits:

  • All gifts made to your fund are fully tax-deductible
  • The foundation will handle all the administrative and processing tasks associated with your grants and deposits to your fund
  • Flexible and strategic investment options
  • Exclusive educational and networking events for our donors and fund advisors
  • You may choose to name the fund for your family or a loved one. You also have the option to remain anonymous or assign a unique name reflecting your charitable mission and values
  • Access to your fund 24 hours a day through our secure online resource

Ready to create your fund? See a list of our current Designated Funds below or visit our Establish a Fund page to get started.

Designated Fund

The 1863 Fund

Established: February 4, 2019
benefits the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to support a string of historic properties along Route 50 in Loudoun County, Virginia over an area that was involved in the four-day battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville in June of 1863.
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Alfred T. Souder Fund

Established: May 31, 1992
supports Hospice of Northern Virginia and the Patrick Henry Boy's Plantation.
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All Ages Read Together Fund

Established: November 29, 2019
benefits "All Ages Read Together," a 501(c)(3) public charity currently located at 1141 Elden Street, Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170.
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Break the Cycle Designated Fund

Established: December 22, 2006
provides direct grants and other forms of assistance to the Giving Circle of HOPE - a giving circle at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.
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Carducci Educational Endowment Fund

Established: December 30, 2001
provides annual support for the Rotary club of Ashburn's Educational Foundation which awards merit based scholarships for high school seniors going on to pursue higher education.
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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Donate Now - Create a Legacy of Giving
supports the operations of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.
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Community Leadership Fund

Building a Community that Works for Everyone
The Community Leadership Fund makes possible the Community Foundation's work to create accessible pathways to more inclusive economic growth, address systemic racism, promote social and economic mobility, and improve community resilience across our region.
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Diving With Heroes

Established: June 15, 2014
supports wounded American veterans through grants to the 501(c)3 organization, Diving With Heroes.
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Elaine Avington Griffin Unsung Educators Designated Fund

Established: April 11, 2008
supports nonprofits providing support to children of custodial, maintenance, facilities, food service and transportation classified employees of Loudoun County Public Schools, in particular, to make grants to the Loudoun Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
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Gulledge Fund

Established: June 4, 1985
supports grants to the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund.
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Jack E. Aalseth Fund

Established: August 22, 1991
supports the advancement of engineering and science through annual disbursements to the Innovation Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.
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Jane Ann Gunter Designated Fund

Established: April 26, 2017
benefits Job's Daughters International, Bethel No. 1 of Arlington, Virginia.
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The Janice Lynn Delaval Designated Fund for Animal Welfare

Established: July 31, 2018
benefits animal welfare through annual contributions to the Animal Welfare League of Alexandria.
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Jody Steenland Memorial Scholarship Fund

Established: October 2, 2000
provides needs-based financial assistance for secondary education by providing grants to the Rose and Elizabeth Koury Scholarship Funds.
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John Karickhoff, M.D. Charitable Fund

Established: August 20, 2018
supports the Georgetown University / Washington Hospital Center Ocular Innovation Award.
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Leslie Prokop Memorial Fund

Established: November 4, 2012
provides support to the Main Street Child Development Center.
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Lift Me Up! Fund

Established: February 26, 2022
supports Lift Me Up!, a 501(c)3 public charity currently located at 9700 Georgetown Pike, Great Falls, VA 22066.
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Nicholas C. Kirven Freedom is Not Free Fund

Established: September 18, 2005
supports TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) and Third Option Foundation.
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Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Winkler Botanical Preserve Endowment

Established: September 15, 2022
benefits Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, more specifically, the Winkler Botanical Preserve in the City of Alexandria.
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The NOVA Parks Capital Endowment Fund

Established: June 4, 2022
benefits Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, its ongoing operations and capital needs.
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NOVA Parks Endowment for Temple Hall Farm Regional Park

Established: April 9, 2017
benefits Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority's Temple Hall Farm Regional Park.
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NOVA Parks Fund

Established: November 18, 2016
supports the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority, helping it procure, develop, maintain and improve regional parks and recreational and historic facilities it owns or acquires, and supports its focus on conservation, preservation and education.
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The Reston Chorale Endowment Fund

Established: November 22, 2001
supports the Reston Chorale.