Giving & Investing

Connecting personal values to high-impact opportunities.

Field of Interest Funds allow your gift to make a massive impact in the causes you are most passionate about. By establishing a Field of Interest Fund, you can target your gift to address needs in an important area of community life. Whether that be the arts, military, at-risk youth, or the environment, you simply have to identify your personal interest or cause, and our board will award grants to community organizations and programs that are making a difference in that area. Your gift will stay flexible over time to continually meet the community needs in your defined space.

Donor Benefits:

  • Expert staff with in-depth knowledge to help develop your charitable giving strategy and goals
  • 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
  • Flexible giving to ensure your funding is supporting high-impact organizations in that space over time
  • Access to your fund 24 hours a day through our secure online resource

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

Field of Interest Fund

The Afghan Relief and Resettlement Fund for Northern Virginia

Established: August 30, 2021
The Afghan Refugee Relief and Resettlment Fund for Northern Virginia supports Afghans fleeing their country who either pass through or are resettled here in Northern Virginia.
Field of Interest Fund

Community Investment Funds

Supporting Critical Need in Northern Virginia
the signature grant cycle managed by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia in which funds are invested in organizations serving the Northern Virginia community in the areas of child and youth development, education, health, mental health and aging, military personnel and their families, and poverty relief.
Field of Interest Fund

Kaiser Permanente Northern Virginia Social Health Impact Fund

Established: October 21, 2020
to benefit organizations that provide social service referral and coordination services to address the social determinants of health (e.g. food access, employment, housing, utility supports, etc.) for residents in the following areas: Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax, Fairfax City, Falls Church City, Fauquier, Fredericksburg City, Loudoun, Manassas Park City, Manassas City, Prince William, and Stafford Counties. To receive awards, organizations must be members of the Mid-Atlantic Community Network, launching in June 2021.
Field of Interest Fund

Linda Grabel Fund for Women's Health for Montgomery County, Maryland

Established: April 22, 2017
supports the Binghamton University Foundation in Binghamton, NY, to benefit the Charles and Rae Grabel Memorial Fund for Judaic Studies, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital, and will support nonprofits benefiting women's health in Montgomery County, MD.
Field of Interest Fund

Micron Opportunity Fund

Established: August 25, 2019
provides grants to nonprofits and public school systems in Northern Virginia that provide education, skills acquisition, and mentoring for underrepresented and under-funded student populations in the field of engineering, technology, and overall STEM.
Field of Interest Fund

Our Children Fund

Established: November 12, 2016
provides "normalizing" items and experiences to children in the Fairfax County foster care system and addresses their otherwise unmet medical, social, emotional, and education needs.
Field of Interest Fund

The Sanbrailo Trust Field of Interest Fund

Established: February 27, 2020
provides support to organizations in Ecuador, Peru, Honduras, El Salvador, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Colombia or Haiti that help low-income disadvantaged populations in those countries; and supports nonprofits, universities, or medical research centers for research on the causes and treatment of Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis liver disease or bile duct cancer.