Community Report Archive

Data-Driven Research about Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation produces data-driven reports to better understand the needs of the region. These studies provide thoughtful insight into how these needs are addressed in Northern Virginia, and how philanthropic efforts can be targeted to better serve our friends and neighbors. Read our full reports or executive summaries which highlight our key findings.
March 12, 2020
One Region

Welcoming New Americans to Northern Virginia

The One Region Report, is a comprehensive picture of new Americans in Northern Virginia. It highlights the size and rapid growth in the immigrant population in the region and their impact on the local economy including injecting more money into local businesses, property markets, and municipal budgets as consumers, homebuyers, and taxpayers.

The report was prepared by the New American Economy, commissioned by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission in partership with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.
February 5, 2018
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Identifies Challenges and Barriers to Economic Success for Many in our Region

The Opportunity Index for Northern Virginia is an interactive dashboard to serve as a data resource for community knowledge and strategic philanthropic giving, and to help grow philanthropy for our most economically disadvantaged populations. The data and accompanying report were prepared by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, a nonprofit think-tank that provides credible, independent, and accessible information and analyses of fiscal and economic issues with particular attention to the impacts on low- and moderate-income persons. The Opportunity Index is available to the public for free at
June 9, 2014
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Assessing the network of services available for post-9/11 veterans and their families in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, in partnership with the United Way of the National Capital Area and with the support of Deloitte Consulting, is pleased to present "Supporting our Region's Veterans." This report was developed to gain a more sophistocated, data-driven understanding of support available to Northern Virginia's veterans, and to provide the Community Foundation, United Way NCA, and other local community-based organizations and philanthropists with the insights needed to strategically target and coordinate contributions and grant dollars toward the greatest needs. Deloitte Consulting invested over $80,000 in pro-bono support to perform the research and publish the report.

January 16, 2014

A report on the population 65 and older in our region

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is pleased to present "A Portrait of our Aging Population in Northern Virginia," a report on the population 65 and older in the Northern Virginia region. This report highlights demographic, economic, and social trends that impact older adults in the region. It uses current data and population projections to identify current needs and to plan for future needs of this population, expected to grow by 76% in the next twenty years.

June 30, 2010

Developed in collaboration with Voices for Virginia's Children

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and Voices for Virginia's Children are pleased to present "A Portrait of Children in Northern Virginia," a first-ever snapshot of the status of Northern Virginia's children. This report highlights demographic, economic, and social trends that impact children and youth ages 0-18 in Northern Virginia.
Executive Summary Full Report Appendix