Grants & Scholarships

Environment Fund

Protecting Northern Virginia’s Natural Environment

Community Investment Funds
EnvironFund LogoThe Environment Fund launched in 2018 as a component fund of the Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia, made possible by a $500,000 gift to from an anonymous donor.

The mission of the Environment Fund is to protect, restore and improve the natural environment of Northern Virginia, thereby enhancing the health and quality of life of its citizens and the economy of the region.

Make a donation to support environmental grants in our region.

Fund Goals

  • Support and encourage collaboration among nonprofits, businesses, governments, educational institutions, and private philanthropic donors to promote actions that will have a beneficial effect on the health of the natural environment and local economy.
  • Support public awareness and public education about protecting the natural environment and the impact of public and private actions on the natural environment.
  • Support the efforts of citizen engagement that helps improve and protect the natural environment.

“This grant will have a tremendously positive impact for CSG, more than doubling our capacity to build coalitions and help the Northern Virginia suburbs become more sustainable,” said Stuart Schwartz. “As the suburbs face growing environmental and equity challenges, the support of local donors through the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is essential. We are extremely grateful for the support.”
— Testimonial shared by 2019 Grantee Coalition for Smarter Growth

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