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 2020, we awarded more than $13 million in grants and scholarships, including $3,041,868 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, poverty relief, health, mental health and 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 13 scholarships and administers the funds for 20 other scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees. Each year, the Community Foundation awards over $300,000 in scholarship funds to nearly 100 students.