June 26, 2018Recently, former Community Foundation Board members and staff reunited to reminsce about the 40 year history of the Foundation.
June 7, 2018
$22,750 in Grants Awarded to Support Military Personnel and their FamiliesThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia recently awarded $22,750 in grants to support military personnel and their families through its Military Families and their Personnel Fund.
June 4, 2018Ali Culhane, Get2Green Program Specialist and Donna Volkmann, Get2Green Resource Teacher, talk about the Get2Green Program
May 14, 2018
Changing the Frame on Green EnergyThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission co-hosted an Innovation Breakfast on May 10, 2018 titled, “Changing the Frame on Green Energy.” More than 100 participants attended the event.
May 10, 2018
$25,000 Grant Awarded to Fairfax County Public Schools Get2Green InitiativeThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia today announced the establishment of The Environment Fund. This fund is made possible by a $500,000 gift to The Community Foundation from an anonymous donor.
May 2, 2018This interview is with Melinda Merk, Attorney at McCandlish Lillard, new Community Foundation Board Member, Business Women's Giving Circle (BWGC) member, and active philanthropist.
Melinda has a background in providing holistic multi-generational income and wealth transfer tax planning advice and estaate and trust services to high net worth individuals, families, and business owners.
May 1, 2018
Spring Edition Celebrates Corporate PhilanthropyThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released its seventh issue of GOOD BUSINESS magazine, a bi-annual publication that features stories of local businesses that play a key role in the community through philanthropy and volunteerism. The Spring 2018 issue of GOOD BUSINESS features stories that focus on corporate philanthropy and inspiration for future generations.
May 1, 2018
Northern Virginia Community College - $25,000Serving all of Northern Virginia
To support the Adult Career Pathways Program and its ability to defray the costs associated with certification testing for students in its program.
*Nova Maker Faire - $5,000Serving 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.
April 23, 2018
2018 Community Investment Grant Cycle Awards $259,260 to 26 Local OrganizationsThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced the winners of its 2018 Community Investment Grants today. The largest and most competitive discretionary grant cycle managed by the Community Foundation and one of the largest pools of funds supporting broad-based giving in the Northern Virginia region, the grants fund organizations which provide support in critical areas of need throughout Northern Virginia. These grants will further the organizations’ abilities to improve the health, education, and general wellbeing of neighbors, communities, and the entire region. The total sum of grants made is $259,260.
April 4, 2018Latinos comprise one in four students enrolled in kindergarten through 12th grade and, as such, they will have a direct and lasting impact on the nation’s democracy and prosperity. This is why it’s absolutely necessary to foster a culture of civic participation among Latino students inside and outside of school. Research shows that exposure to civic engagement at an early age can create lasting habits of civic participation throughout a person’s life. Edu-Futuro is an organization that seeks to engage Latino youth in civic activity for a better American future, a vision that aligns with the goals of its newest grantor, the Latino Engagement and Achievement Fund (LEAF).