Grants & Scholarships

Supporting Alexandria City and Fairfax County

grantee JoshAndersonFoundation
Thirty years ago, children raised in Northern Virginia enjoyed the highest rate of economic mobility in the country, and today's children are likely to continue to experience similar levels of success. However, not all neighborhoods have equal access to the "opportunity factors” that help produce economic mobility. Among the 113,000 children who were living at or near poverty in Northern Virginia in 2015-19, nearly half lived in a neighborhood with “low” levels of college education, and over a third lived in neighborhoods with low levels of nuclear families, early achievement, social capital, and residential inclusion. These neighborhoods are not spread across the region; instead, they are geographically clustered, including several pockets along the Route 1 corridor extending from Alexandria down to Prince William County. Source: Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

This fund, made possible through a bequest to the Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia from Angus Slater Lamond, provides grants to nonprofits, schools, and other programs that promote the development and education of economically disadvantaged children and youth aged 18 years of age and younger in the City of Alexandria and in Fairfax County south and west of the City of Alexandria with a current preference towards the Route 1 corridor.

Nonprofits: Learn More & Apply

This fund provides grants to nonprofits, schools, and other programs that promote the development and education of economically disadvantaged children and youth aged 18 years of age and younger in the City of Alexandria and in Fairfax County south and west of the City of Alexandria with a current preference towards the Route 1 corridor.

In 2022, applications were accepted in the following categories:
  • Academic Achievement
  • After-school/Summer Activities
  • Basic Needs
  • Career Readiness
  • Early Childhood Education
  • English Language Proficiency for Children

Criteria

For 2022, the Community Foundation considered 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 the City of Alexandria or Fairfax County south and west of the City of Alexandria, with a current preference towards the Route 1 corridor.
  • The Community Foundation intends to make two grants of $25,000.
  • Applications that are late or incomplete will not be considered.
  • Only one application per organization will be considered.

Grant Application Portal

To apply or 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 5, 2022 Applications Open
January 5, 2022 2022 Grants Webinar
February 1, 2022 Grant Reports Due from 2021 Grantees
February 3, 2022 Applications Due
April  2022 Applicants notified of funding status
February 1, 2023 Grant Reports Due from 2022 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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