Giving & Investing

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Managed by the Community Foundation

The Community Foundation manages over 200 funds that support the philanthropy of the donors who establish them. Grants to nonprofit organizations in this region, throughout the United States, and even abroad are awarded from their funds at the donors’ recommendations. Donors have also helped establish permanent community endowments from which the Community Foundation awards grants to support the most critical needs of the region and to seed innovative solutions now and for future generations.

Donate to a fund that aligns with your philanthropic interests here in Northern Virginia by selecting one of the community funds below or scroll through the comprehensive list of all funds held at the Community Foundation to contribute directly to a donor established fund.

To learn more about how to establish your own fund at the Community Foundation, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Director of Donor Relations.

Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia

Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia
The Permanent Fund is an endowment to shape our region’s future that responds to critical need, seeds innovation, and leads the community with thoughtful, effective philanthropy. Donors can contribute directly to the Permanent Fund or open a named component fund within the Permanent Fund to create a lasting legacy of giving to transform lives and strengthen Northern Virginia.
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Community Investment Funds

Community Investment Funds
The Community Investment Funds are the signature grant cycle managed by the Community Foundation 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.
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Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts

Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts
The Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts celebrates, promotes, and supports the arts in Northern Virginia.
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Environment Fund

Environment Fund
The Environment Fund protects, restores and improves the natural environment of Northern Virginia, thereby enhancing the health and quality of life of its citizens and the economy of the region.
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Innovation Fund

Innovation Fund
The Innovation Fund invests in inventiveness, creativity and new design. It uses a venture philanthropy model of grant making in which donors to the Innovation Fund, in partnership with the Community Foundation board and staff, find investment opportunities in Northern Virginia.
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Please contact Josiah Day, Director of Donor Relations.
703 879 7636  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.