Grants & Scholarships

Build Back — Dream Forward: COVID-19 Response Fund

Supporting Those Disproportionately Impacted by Coronavirus and its Economic Consequences

COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia
Build Back – Dream Forward is the next phase in our COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia. Its purpose is to achieve social and economic equity, promote racial justice and equity, and catalyze more inclusive systems of economic growth in Northern Virginia, particularly in local communities of color who have been disproportionately impacted by the virus and its fallouts.

Investments will target local anchor institutions to promote community conversations and provide mentoring, coaching and pitch services for minority business owners.

Any opportunities for competitive grant cycles through this fund will be made available here.

Grants Awarded to Date: $100,000

George Mason University, Mason Innovation Lab, $25,000
Leadership Arlington, $10,000
Leadership Fairfax, $10,000
Leadership Prince William, $10,000
Ventures in Communities / Rising Hope, $10,000
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement, $10,000
Volunteer Alexandria, $7,000
Volunteer Fairfax, $10,000
Volunteer Prince William, $8,000

COVID-19 Response Fund Grants

From March-June 2020, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded nearly $2.1 million to 110 organizations to provide emergency support to needs as they were arising throughout the region. The full list of grantees is provided below.

Round 1 Grants: Access to food

5 Grants - $100,000 Awarded

Round 2 Grants: Basic needs and emergency financial assistance

28 Grants - $360,000 Awarded

Round 3 Grants: Access to health, mental health, and dental health services for low income residents, plus funding for organizations helping victims of domestic abuse

35 Grants - $715,000 Awarded

Round 4 Grants: Direct financial assistance to individuals through intermediary nonprofits

5 Grants - $280,000 Awarded

Round 5 Grants: Support that empowered organizations addressing both COVID-19 and racial justice for African Americans, Indigenous Populations, Refugees and Recent Immigrants

22 Grants - $440,000 Awarded

Full Listing of Grantees

AAKOMA Project
ACCA Child Development Center
Action in Community Through Service (ACTS)
ACTS of Prince William County
Arc of Loudoun
Arlington Free Clinic
Arlington Thrive
BEACON for Adult Literacy
Bethany House of Northern Virginia
Bridges to Independence
Capital Caring
Capital Youth Empowerment Program
Carpenter’s Shelter
Catholic Charities
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington
Centreville Immigration Forum
Charlottesville Area Community Foundation
Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
Community Foundation for Rockbridge, Bath and Alleghany
Community Foundation of Northern Shenandoah Valley
Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge
Community Foundation of the Dan River Region
Community Foundation of the New River Valley
Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region
Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia
Culmore Clinic
Doorways for Women and Families
Dulles South Food Pantry
Eastern Shore of Virginia Community Foundation
Edu-Futuro (Educacion Para Nuestro Futuro)
Ethiopian Community Development Council
Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
Fairfax Diapers
Food for Others
George Mason University Foundation
Good Shepherd Housing
GPW Health Center
Hampton Roads Community Foundation
HealthWorks for Northern Virginia
Herndon – Reston FISH
Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect (HACAN)
Hopkins House
House of Mercy
Infant Toddler Family Day Care
Inova Health Care Services
Inova Kellar Center
La Cocina VA
Legal Aid Justice Center
Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Lorton Community Action Center
Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice / LAWS
Loudoun Free Clinic
Loudoun Hunger Relief
LULAC Institute
Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area
Medical Care for Children Partnership
NAACP Fairfax
NAACP Loudoun
National Coalition of 100 Black Women Prince William County Chapter
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
Neighborhood Health
New Hope Housing
Northern Piedmont Community Foundation
Northern Virginia Family Service
NOVA Scripts Central, Inc.
Nueva Vida, Inc.
OAR of Fairfax
Operation Homefront
Pathway Homes
Peninsula Community Foundation
Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic
PRS, Inc.
Recovery Program Solutions of Virginia
Rising Hope UMC
Rock Recovery
Rx Partnership
SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center of Fairfax County
SCAN of Northern Virginia
Second Story
Shelter House
Shenandoah Community Foundation
Tenants and Workers United
The Community Foundation of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County
The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia
The Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation
The House
The Women’s Center
Trillium Center
United Community Ministries
United Methodist Family Services
VHC Pediatrics (Arlington Pediatric Center)
Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights
Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement (VOICE)
Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
YMCA of Metro Washington
Youth for Tomorrow