March 31, 2020
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In an effort to support the fast-emerging public health needs resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, VeriSign Inc. of Reston, Virginia announced that it is donating $500,000 to the COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia as part of a broader effort to support those in the region who are experiencing hardship due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

“When the business community and nonprofits partner, we can make a huge difference in offering relief to those experiencing uncertainty due to the rippling effects of COVID-19,” said Eileen Ellsworth, President and CEO at Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. “This generous donation will provide our grantee partners critical resources necessary to help our most vulnerable residents during these uncertain times.”

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia launched the COVID-19 Response Fund to provide flexible funding resources for nonprofit organizations and other programs in our region responding to COVID-19 and its impacts.

"We are grateful to Verisign for partnering with funders and donors so quickly, to help individuals and organizations throughout our region," said Ellsworth.

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