Grants & Scholarships

Investments in our Community

Flexible, Responsive Funds for Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia strives to build a community that works for everyone. We use a data-driven approach to understand the greatest needs of the region and manage competitive and transparent grants and scholarship processes that bolster our community.

In 2021, we awarded more than $6.5 million in grants and scholarships, including $1,236,920 in grants from discretionary funds and from donor advised funds that the Community Foundation directly brokered to help respond to need and seed innovation in Northern Virginia.

Here you will find information about our grants and scholarship programs managed by the Community Foundation and their impact in Northern Virginia.

Grant Cycles

Grant Cycles
The Community Foundation runs community grant cycles that support schools and nonprofits in Northern Virginia in a variety of areas guided by research. These include child and youth development, safety net support, mental health, aging, military personnel, education, the arts, the environment and innovation.
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Scholarship Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunities
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia manages 14 scholarships and administers the funds for 21 other scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate degrees. Last year, the Community Foundation awarded $313,758 in scholarship funds to 98 high school graduates and current college students.
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Grant Application Portal

Grant Application Portal
Nonprofit organizations can use the Community Foundation’s Grant Application Portal to apply, update or submit grant applications and final reports for past grants from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Volunteers reviewing grants can use this portal to access and review assigned grant applications.
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