Grants & Scholarships

Community Investment Funds

Supporting Critical Need in Northern Virginia

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.

These grants are made possible through The Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia, our endowment supporting critical need throughout the region.  Make a donation today.
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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia conducts an annual grant cycle through the Community Investment Fund. Nonprofit organizations providing services in Northern Virginia are invited to apply.

See the list of 2020 Community Investment Fund award winners here.

2021 Community Investment Fund Process

For the 2021 application cycle which will open on January 7th, the Community Foundation will accept requests in the following categories.  Nonprofits much select the single best category to apply.  Only one application will be accepted per organization:


Grant Application Portal

The 2021 Grants Cycle will open on January 7, 2021.  To apply, update, or submit a grant application, and to submit final reports for past grants, click below:
Submit Applications or Review Past Grants Here

You will be instructed to set up an organizational profile before applying. If your organization has applied in the past, check with other staff members to get access to the organization profile already established. It contains grant history and past applications. Please do not set up a new profile unless you are sure your organization has not applied previously.

Who can apply?

  • Organizations providing services in Northern Virginia (defined as the areas within Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park) can apply for funding.
  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations providing charitable or educational services. Local, state and federal government entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Organizations are limited to one application per grant cycle. Multiple applications will not be considered.

Grant requests for capacity building, program, or general support purposes were considered. Funding may be used to support, expand, or enhance existing programs or to start new programs. Applications for capital improvements, endowments, or scholarship awards will not be considered.

Please see the detailed page for more information.

Grant Cycle Timeline

January 7, 2021 2021 CIF Informational Webinar at 11:00 am
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January 7, 2021 Applications Open
February 1, 2021 Grant Reports Due from 2020 Grantees
February 4, 2021 Applications Due
May 3, 2021 Applicants notified of funding status
February 1, 2022 Grant Reports Due from 2021 Grantees


jasondoeQuestions?
Please contact Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership.
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Please contact Jennifer Cochran, Manager of Grants and Scholarships.
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