Grants & Scholarships

Micron Opportunity Fund

Grants to promote STEM education

Community Investment Funds
MicronThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has partnered with Micron Technology, Inc., to strengthen STEM learning through efforts to build knowledge, systems, and capacity in Northern Virginia by ensuring underserved students have access to high-quality STEM learning experiences.

Any companies wishing to utilize the expertise of the Community Foundation staff to run a grants process in alignment with your organization’s philanthropic priorities is welcome to contact our staff.

Nonprofits & Schools: Learn More & Apply

The Micron Opportunity Fund is a grant opportunity to benefit nonprofits and public school systems in Northern Virginia that provide education, skills acquisition, and mentoring for underrepresented and under-funded student populations in the fields of engineering, technology, and overall STEM.

For the 2019-2020 cycle, the Community Foundation offered 3 grants of $5000 each and 1 grant of $4000, to be used during the calendar year 2020. The grants were awarded in a competitive grant process and awards were announced in February. Grants required a 1:1 match of grant funds from the nonprofits and school systems who apply.

Grant Application Portal

The 2019-2020 grant application cycle is now closed. Stay tuned for information and deadlines for the 2020-2021 cycle.

To apply, update, or submit a grant application. Access the grants portal below:
Grants Portal

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.

Who can apply?

  • Public elementary, middle and high schools located in Northern Virginia are all eligible to apply.
  • 501(c)(3) organizations providing charitable or educational services in Northern Virginia (defined as the areas within Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, and Manassas Park) can apply for funding. Local, state and federal government entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Organizations are limited to one application per grant cycle. Multiple applications will not be considered.
  • Applications that are incomplete or late will not be considered.

Timeline for the grants process

September 24, 2019 Application Period Opens
January 7, 2020 Applications Due
March 2020 Winners Announced

jasondoeQuestions?
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.