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From the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – Philanthropist, author, entrepreneur, and lawyer Karen Schaufeld has been named Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2021 Community Leadership Honoree.

The Community Leadership Award is given each year to an individual who is a demonstrated leader with a long history of commitment to supporting the Northern Virginia region through volunteer and community service and charitable giving.

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October 14, 2021
October 14, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – A record fundraising total of more than $500,000 was raised during Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s 2021 Raise the Region, an annual, mission-critical fundraiser for the Community Foundation.

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September 14, 2021
September 14, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia today announced that it has awarded a total of $18,981.93 in Healthy Kids Grants to ten public Elementary and Middle School programs in Northern Virginia. Grants up to $2,000 will be used to support programs that promote healthy lifestyles through increased exercise or healthy nutrition. The grants are for the 2021-2022 school year.

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September 8, 2021
September 8, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – On Friday, October 8, 2021, at 7 pm EST, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia hosts its 2021 Raise the Region, a virtual event that will be live-streamed and will include an online auction and opportunities to engage and connect with our community from the comfort of your home. The theme this year is Building a Community that Works for Everyone, and the event will highlight a record level of giving from the Community Foundation throughout the region.

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September 2, 2021
Oakton, VA (September 2, 2021) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia today announced the launch of the Afghan Relief and Resettlement Fund for Northern Virginia. Grants from the fund will support Afghans fleeing their country who either pass through or are resettled here in Northern Virginia.

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July 21, 2021
(July 21, 2021, Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Business Women’s Giving Circle (BWGC) opens its 2021 – 2022 grant cycle today. Nonprofit organizations and schools offering charitable or educational services in STEM, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Mentorship programs to girls and young women in Northern Virginia
are eligible to apply.

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July 15, 2021
Oakton, VA (July 14, 2021) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, a leader in philanthropy in the region announced today that it has awarded more than $332,500 in college scholarships to 122 recent high school graduates and current college students to support their higher education goals the upcoming academic school year. This year’s recipients were recognized for academic achievement, character, financial need, and for demonstrating good citizenship at school, at home, and in the community.

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May 11, 2021
May 11, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – Thirty years ago, children growing up in a lower-income family in Northern Virginia enjoyed the highest rate of economic mobility in the country; 19 percent were earning in the top quintile for household income as adults, the highest rate of economic mobility across the 50 most populous metro areas. This near universal “prosperity bump” extended across racial-ethnic groups. If history is any indication, that story will remain unchanged.

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May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, in partnership with Micron Technology Inc., announced today the opening of its 2021-2022 Micron Opportunity Fund grant cycle. This grant opportunity is available to nonprofits and public-school systems in Northern Virginia that provide education, skills acquisition, and mentoring for underrepresented and under-funded student populations in fields of engineering, technology, and STEM.

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May 3, 2021

May 3, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, announced today the opening of its 2021 Healthy Kids Grants cycle. The grants are available for the 2021-2022 academic school year. Eligible public schools in the region with programs focused on healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and physical activity or healthy nutrition may apply for grants up to $2,000 each.

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