Eighth annual “Healthy Kids Grants” cycle supports 11 schools in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded $20,245 in Healthy Kids Grants to address the main causes of childhood obesity by supporting programs that increase physical activity and/or improve nutrition in Northern Virginia public schools.  The 2018-2019 school year is the eighth annual Healthy Kids grants cycle, with a total of $138,245 awarded to date. 

Healthy Kids Grants are made possible by grants from the Chin Family Charitable Fund and the J.O.Y. Charitable Fund, donor advised funds with the Community Foundation.

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Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Wellbeing

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia recently partnered with the WHEELS Global Foundation to hold an Innovation Breakfast Series event titled, "Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Wellbeing."  More than 100 guests attended the event.

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700 Guests Will Support Critical Needs in Northern Virginia

On Friday, October 5, 2018 the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will hold the 2018 Raise the Region Gala at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner from 6:30 – 10:00 pm.  The event will be co-hosted by Todd Stottlemyer and Bobbie and Bill Kilberg.  Honorary chairs include Former Vice President Walter Mondale, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson, Fairfax Board Chair Sharon Bulova, Loudoun Board Chair Phyllis Randall and The Honorable Karl A. Racine.

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"Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Wellbeing"

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will present its next Innovation Breakfast Series event on September 13  titled, "Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Wellbeing," in partnership with the WHEELS Global Foundation.  Registration is $40 and includes a continental breakfast and presentations.

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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia publishes July 2018 eNewsletter.

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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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