May 1, 2017

2017 Awardees

George Mason University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Honey Bee Initiative - $25,000
Serving all of Northern Virginia
To accelerate the program and its work of leveraging George Mason University innovators, educators, student teams and community partners to develop multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial approaches to honey bee sustainability.

*Loudoun Education Foundation - Computer Science Immersion Program - $20,000
Serving Loudoun County
To support the placement of Computer Science Immersion programs in three Loudoun County Public Schools with training, support and curriculum provided by Code to the Future. Its goal is to expose students in Kindergarten through 5th grade to instruction in computer programming that is integrated throughout their school day.

Manassas City Education Foundation - Cybersecurity Program - $25,000
Serving Manassas City
To support the launch of a Cybersecurity Pathway Program at Osbourn High School in Manassas that offers dual enrollment with the Northern Virginia Community College.

**Nova Labs - Launch 100 Pitch Contest - $2,500
Serving all of Northern Virginia
To support the Launch 100 Pitch Contest held in Reston in April 2017, the first in a series of events including hackathons, trips, and conferences building an ecosystem for physical technology (hardware) startups.

**Nova Maker Faire - $5,000
Serving all of Northern Virginia
To promote and spur innovation and creativity for the 3000+ attendees at the annual NoVa Mini Maker Faire held In Reston each March.

*Denotes grant made at the Community Foundation's recommendation from the Chin Family Charitable Fund
**Denotes grants made at the Community Foundation's recommendation from the Just Plain Science Fund