Grants Now Open

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announces open grants:
1. Giving Circle of HOPE grant applications are now being accepted up until July 31 at 5 pm. The grant focus areas are Health, Mental Health and Aging, and Poverty Relief.
2. Loudoun Impact Fund grant applications are now being accepted up until October 12 at midnight.
3. Business Women's Giving Circle grants open July 23.

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Supports 93 Students in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded scholarships to 93 students, totaling $296,008 to support their continuing higher education beginning in the fall. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia manages and administers the funds for twenty-five scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

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2018 Raise the Region Gala Scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018

CFNV 40th Logo RGB SmallThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia today announced plans to celebrate and honor its 40th anniversary at the 2018 Raise the Region Gala on Friday, October 5, 2018.

“Since our inception in 1978, we have directed more than $50 million charitable dollars to people in need across our region and beyond,” said Eileen Ellsworth, President and CEO.  “While we continue to work to grow our donor list and asset base, our mission and work has grown to encompass three main tenets which include responding to critical need, seeding innovation, and leading and convening the community,” said Ellsworth. 

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$22,750 in Grants Awarded to Support Military Personnel and their Families

Military Family HRThe 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.

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Changing the Frame on Green Energy

050918 154Keynote Speaker: Sanjiv Mahan, President, WGL Energy

The 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.

The keynote speaker was Sanjiv Mahan, President of WGL Energy, and the panelists included Robert Lazaro, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Regional Commission; Ruth Ann Norton, President  & CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative; Karen Schaufeld, Founder, Powered by Facts; and Delegate Rip Sullivan, VA State Delegate, 48th District.

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$25,000 Grant Awarded to Fairfax County Public Schools Get2Green Initiative

050918 003The 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.

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Public elementary, middle and high schools located in Northern Virginia are all eligible to apply

Each year, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia provides a grant opportunity to help public schools encourage healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and better nutrition. Grants up to $2,000 each are available to individual public schools in Northern Virginia that implement a program or strategy to encourage better nutrition or more activity among their student body during the school year.  The grants are awarded in a competitive grant process. Learn more >>

Spring Edition Celebrates Corporate Philanthropy

GoodBusiness 2018 CoverThe 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.

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2018 Community Investment Grant Cycle Awards $259,260 to 26 Local Organizations

2018 CIF Grantee RecipientsThe 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. 

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Changing the Frame on Green Energy

Sanjiv MahanKeynote Speaker: Sanjiv Mahan, President, WGL EnergyThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will present its next Innovation Breakfast Series event on May 10 titled, "Changing the Frame on Green Energy," in partnership with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.  Registration is $35 and includes a continental breakfast, keynote presentation and panel discussion. 

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