August 17, 2021
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia today announced a $15,000 grant from its Build Back - Dream Forward: COVID-19 Response Fund to the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce (NVBCC).

The NVBCC is a 501(c)3 public charity with a mission to help Black owned businesses succeed in the region. They are currently engaging in a number of initiatives focused on the impact of the pandemic on Black business owners, including programs that help them obtain access to existing local, state and federal program funding and that also help them obtain better access to capital, mentoring, and coaching services.

August is Black Business Month and the Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce is running a run/walk fundraiser to help them grow their operational capacity. This grant will contribute to their general operations, in keeping with the Community Foundation’s recent focus on providing unrestricted general support for the organizations that align most closely with our mission to help “build a community that works for everyone.”