The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Margery Barkdull Memorial Fund for Animal Welfare is now accepting grant applications from organizations that preserve and protect animals in Northern Virginia.

A total of $10,000 is available for grants of $2,000 to $5,000 which may be used to support, expand or enhance programs. Applicant organizations may include animal shelters, animal rescue organizations, conservation organizations, etc. and must be 501(c)3 charitable organizations. Local, state and federal government entities are not eligible to apply.

Grants will be made to organizations providing services in Northern Virginia (the areas of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties and the City of Alexandria.).  An organization can only apply once per grant cycle.

Applications are due on by April 1, 2014.  Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. 

Applications are available here.  (Click on the “Apply” link after logging in)

Direct questions to Sari Raskin, Associate Director of Community Investment, at