Giving & Investing

A Variety of Giving Tools

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia provides you with a simple, powerful, and highly personal approach to giving. We offer a variety of giving tools to help people achieve their charitable goals and accept gifts per the Community Foundation’s Gift Acceptance Policy. Most charitable gifts qualify for maximum tax advantage under federal law.

Below we outline the different ways to give to the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.

Cash Gifts

Donate Online

Use your credit card to donate to the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia directly or to any of our more than 2850 component funds.

Cash or Check – the simplest way to make a big difference.

To make a gift using a check, make the check payable to the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, write the name of the fund you want to donate to in the memo line and mail your check to:

Community Foundation of Northern Virginia
3201 Jermantown Road
Suite 660
Fairfax, VA 22030

Wire Transfer

To wire a gift directly to the Community Foundation, please use our Stock and Wire Transfer Instructions.

Cryptocurrency and Digital Goods

The Community Foundation is excited to announce that we're now accepting digital currencies via! Before you submit your donation on, please email Patricia Eisner, Director of Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ensure correct processing.
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Non-cash Gifts

The Community Foundation accepts gifts in the form of other assets, including appreciated stock, life insurance, and real estate.
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Planned Gifts

Leave a lasting legacy for future generations of families in our region by considering a planned gift to the Community Foundation.  Learn more about a variety of planned giving tools to consider with your financial advisor, including IRA and Beneficiary Designations, Bequests by Will, and Charitable Lead and Remainder Trusts.
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