Highlights a Year of Engaged Philanthropy

CFNV AR2012-13 coverThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released its 2012-2013 Annual Report, “A Year of Engaged Philanthropy,” drawing attention its efforts to engage donors in its work to meet the most critical needs of the community.  The Community Foundation’s individual, corporate and foundation donors are united in their desire to give back to the community. They want their contributions to have an impact, to make a difference. They seek to help our neediest neighbors while also creating opportunities for the next generation. 

But donors want to do so much more than give. Engaged philanthropy includes financial support, personal involvement, and a deeper knowledge and understanding of the critical needs of our region.   

This report highlights the Community Foundation’s efforts to engage donors through its Loudoun Impact Fund, a giving circle for Loudoun donors supporting Loudoun causes; its Innovation Fund, supporting STEM based programs that nurture inventiveness, creativity and new design; and its Future Fund, engaging young professionals in the work of some of the region’s most important nonprofits.

Eileen Ellsworth, President of the Community Foundation, says “personal engagement creates a powerful sense of belonging and connectedness.  This region has no shortage of critical needs, from children living in poverty to a fast growing aging population.  When we engage together, we can find new ways to meet those needs.”

During 2012-2013, the Community Foundation awarded over $2.2 million in total grants and over $450,000 from its discretionary funds to local nonprofits, schools and community based programs.  It awarded nearly $250,000 is scholarships to support 79 students from Northern Virginia, held 144 separate charitable funds for grant making, and reported $31.8 million in managed assets.

Read the Annual Report.