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From the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

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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April 28, 2021

April 28, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, a trusted leader in philanthropy in the region announced today it has awarded $548,450 in grants through its Community Investment Funds (CIF), Environment Fundand the Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts to 39 local nonprofit organizations. The Community Foundation conducts several discretionary grant cycles each year that help meet critical needs and seed innovative solutions to complex social problems across the region.

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March 25, 2021

March 25, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t just put stress on minority-owned businesses in the Northern Virginia region, but also on the chambers of commerce that serve them. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia today announced it has awarded grants totaling $43,000 to five area Chambers of Commerce: Northern Virginia Black Chamber of Commerce, Asian American Chamber of Commerce, Virginia Hispanic Chamber, NOVA Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce.

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March 12, 2021

March 12, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia held its annual Shape of the Region Conference on Thursday, March 11, 2021, in partnership with 12 regional organizations to inspire our community about ways our region is coming together to institute real change. More than 300 people registered to attend the virtual event.

This year’s conference, Co-Creating a New Northern Virginia: An Emerging Vision of a More Inclusive, Sustainable, and Equitable Region examined strategies for advancing a more inclusive economy in our region while facing some of the biggest challenges of our day – entrenched poverty, structural racism, and the environment.

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February 11, 2021

February 11, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is hosting its 2021 Shape of the Region Conference (virtual) on March 11, 2021, from 1230 pm - 2:00 pm. The theme this year is: Co-Creating a New Northern Virginia: An Emerging Vision of a More Inclusive, Sustainable, and Equitable Region.

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January 21, 2021

January 21, 2021 (Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia today announced it has awarded $100,000 in grants to four organizations in a new round of funding through its Build Back – Dream Forward COVID-19 Response initiative. The grant recipients include ALIVE!, Arlington Free Clinic, Capital Area Food Bank, and The House, Inc. Each organization received a grant of $25,000 that will be used to support creative and innovative solutions for food access and distribution to residents in Northern Virginia.

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