December 16, 2022
2022 Grantee, United Community
Rarely has a grant from our Community Foundation made such an immediate impact on the financial wellbeing of families and children as the grant we awarded in the spring of 2022 to United Community.

It began with our Community Foundation applying for and winning a $50,000 grant from a national cohort of funders looking to help community foundations across America help their local residents take advantage of the newly expanded 2021 Child Tax Credit. We matched this award with assets we developed over the years from our Community Investment Funds, then gave $95,000 to United Community. UC then leveraged their deep community roots, hired tax preparation services, and connected 99 households along the Route 1 corridor to those services. As a result, thousands of dollars in income tax refunds poured into the coffers of families that needed it the most. It was an example of “Community Wealth Building” at its very best.

We were so pleased and excited about the outcome of the grant that we created this video story to share with you:


Here is a simple fact: You did this. You made this investment possible because you support the Community Investment Funds. We found the opportunity, United Community conducted the program, but without your generous spirit and sense of community connectedness, it would never have happened.

If you continue to help grow the Community Investment Funds, we will continue to share some shining and inspirational stories of the impact of your gifts, of the partnerships that came together to realize their potential, and of the difference they made in the lives of our friends and neighbors across Northern Virginia.
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