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

Grantee RebuildingTogetherRebuilding Together – Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church, Inc., 2021 Aging Grantee
Northern Virginia is home to more than 310,000 adults over 65, of which 82 percent are living in a condo or house that they own. These aging homeowners have high rates of disability (28 percent) and poverty (13 percent are living below 200 percent of federal poverty). Source: American Community Survey, 2015-19; Insight Region® 2023 Growing Old Together in Northern Virginia Report

To help Northern Virginians over the age of 65 age well in our region, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia makes grants with a focus in Aging annually through the Community Investment Funds grant cycle, and has developed resources, including two data-driven reports, to help the region better understand the needs of this population.

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.

CFNV InsightRegion Aging Report Cover copy
“To live well as we age, most of us will need to change HOW we live. We must ask how Northern Virginia can support the priority of families, by making it easier to enter and remain in a caregiving role; support the home priority by increasing the supply of accessible, affordable housing; and how we can support the budget priority by helping individuals plan, earn, and afford more."
Growing Old Together in Northern Virginia: The Families, Homes, and Budgets our Region Needs as we Age, 2023

Nonprofits: Learn More & Apply

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


In 2024, the Community Foundation intends to make two grants of $18,000 each. We 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.
  • This year, grant requests will only be considered for general organizational support. 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).
  • 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.

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Grant Cycle Timeline

January 10, 2024 Applications Open
January 10, 2024 2024 Grants Webinar - SEE RECORDING
February 1, 2024 Grant Reports Due from 2023 Grantees
February 7, 2024 Applications Due by 5pm
April 2024 Applicants notified of funding status
February 1, 2025 Grant Reports Due from 2024 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.