To nurture the mental health and well-being of all members of the Northern Virginia community.

Grantee Nueva Vida2021 Mental Health Grantee Nueva Vida

In 2019, about eight percent of our population was dealing with active symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. Today, that rate is 28 percent, a nearly four-fold increase, and impacts nearly 550,000 adults in the region. An additional 200,000 adults are asymptomatic consumers of mental health services who are receiving (or want to receive) treatment. All told, over 750,000 adults in Northern Virginia (39 percent) have mental health needs. Source: Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

To help nurture the emotional health and well-being of all members of the Northern Virginia community, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia makes grants with a focus in Mental Health annually through the Community Investment Funds grant cycle.

Since 2007, the Community Foundation has awarded more than $940,000 to support mental health across the region through this fund. See a full list of grantees.

The Mental Health Fund, a component fund of The Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia, is a permanent community endowment at the Community Foundation dedicated to the mental health and well-being of all members of the Northern Virginia community.
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This fund supports organizations or programs that offer mental health support services to vulnerable populations.

Criteria

For 2023, the Community Foundation will consider grant applications that meet the following criteria, although the exact grant amount is to be determined.
  • 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 an amount to be determined.
  • 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
April 2023 Applicants notified of funding status
February 1, 2024 Grant Reports Due from 2023 Grantees

jasondoeQuestions?
Please contact Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership.
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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.