To support the needs of those 65 and older in Northern Virginia.

Grantee RebuildingTogetherRebuilding Together – Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church, Inc., 2021 Aging GranteeNorthern Virginia is home to 283,000 seniors, of which 82 percent are living in a condo or house that they own. These aging homeowners have high rates of disability (24 percent have a cognitive or physical impairment) and poverty (9 percent are living below 200 percent of federal poverty). Source: American Community Survey, 2015-19

To help Northern Virginians over the age of 65 remain in their homes, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia makes grants with a focus in Aging annually through the Community Investment Funds grant cycle.

Since 2011, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $225,000 to support older adults throughout the region through this fund. See a list of all grantees.

The Aging Fund is a component fund of The Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia, an unrestricted endowment at the Community Foundation that makes grants to help build a community that works for everyone.

AgingReportCOVER“The reality of increasing numbers of seniors aging in place is that support programs for activities of daily living such as shopping, meal preparation, and transportation, will be more important than ever. The need for such services will grow exponentially as the population increases in the next two decades."
A Portrait of our Aging Population in Northern Virginia

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This fund supports organizations or programs that help the older population age in place and that support older adults who are low income or vulnerable and organizations.


For 2023, the Community Foundation intends to make one grant of $35,000, provided as $17,500/ year for two years. CFNOVA will consider grant applications that meet the following criteria.
  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations providing charitable or educational services. Local, state and federal government entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Grant requests for capacity building, program or general support purposes will be 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.
  • Grants will be made to organizations providing services in Northern Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, plus the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church and Manassas/Manassas Park).
  • The Community Foundation intends to make one grant of $35,000, provided as $17,500/year for two years.
  • Applications that are late or incomplete will not be considered.
  • Only one application per organization will be considered.

Grant Application Portal

To update a grant application, access the grants portal here:
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.

Grant Cycle Timeline

January 4, 2023 Applications Open
January 4, 2023 2023 Grants Webinar
February 1, 2023 Grant Reports Due from 2022 Grantees
February 2, 2023 Applications Due by 5pm
April 2023 Applicants notified of funding status
February 1, 2024 Grant Reports Due from 2023 Grantees

Please contact Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership.
703 879 7641 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jennifer CochranQuestions?
Please contact Jennifer Cochran, Manager of Grants and Scholarships.
703 879 7639 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.