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. 

The Community Foundation convened volunteer committees that consisted of area experts, donors, and Foundation board members to review the 123 applications submitted to the organization.  Applications were accepted in the following areas of need:  Child and Youth Development; Education; Health, Mental Health, and Aging; and Poverty Relief.  A Community Investment grant is also announced for the nonprofit organization FACETS.

“The Community Investment grants are important for the continuance of many critical programs in this region,” said Community Foundation Board Member, Ken Huntsman, 2018 Community Investment Fund Grants Committee Chair. “This year’s grantees are serving the neediest in our community, and we are committed to continue to invest in the mission of these organizations.”

"Britepaths’ Financial Assistance Program offers a lifeline to Fairfax County area neighbors in crisis. We are grateful to the Community Foundation’s Community Investment Fund for Poverty Relief for providing this generous grant that will help us keep even more struggling neighbors in their homes while we help them get back on the path to self-sufficiency,” said Executive Director, Lisa Whetzel.

"Being recognized for your work in the community is the greatest reward any organization can receive," said Cecilia A. Capece, Executive Director of the INMED Family & Youth Opportunity Center. "The INMED Opportunity Center greatly appreciates the grant received from the 2018 Community Investment Fund. It will allow us to expand the resources offered during our after-school academic program for at-risk students from local elementary schools."  

Grant winners are as follows, and photos from the grant reception are available at http://bit.ly/2qo8S6L.

Child and Youth Development Grants (Total: $82,000 / 9 grants)

Community Preservation and Development Corporation, $6,200
Serving Fairfax County
Funding will support afterschool/summer activities.

Girls on The Run of Nova, $8,500
Serving Prince William County
Funding will support afterschool/summer activities.

H.A.C.A.N. Hispanics Against Child Abuse and Neglect, $10,000
Serving Fairfax County
Funding will support afterschool/summer activities.

Healing Hearts Mobile Art*, $10,000
Serving Prince William County
Funding will support afterschool/summer activities.

INMED Partnerships for Children, $10,000
Serving Loudoun County
Funding will support afterschool/summer activities.

Windy Hill Foundation, $10,000
Serving Loudoun County
Funding will support afterschool/summer activities.

SCAN of Northern Virginia, $7,300
All of Northern Virginia
Funding will support afterschool/summer activities.

National Inventors Hall of Fame*, $10,000
Serving Prince William County                                   
Funding will support afterschool/summer activities.

The House, Inc.*, $10,000
Serving Prince William County                   
Funding will support afterschool/summer activities.

Education Grants (Total: $45,000 / 5 grants)

Edu-Futuro (Education Para Nuestro Futuro), $10,000
Serving all of Northern Virginia
Funding will provide support for workforce development/skills-based education.

La Cocina VA, $10,000
Serving all of Northern Virginia
Funding will support workforce development/skills-based education.

The Arc of Northern Virginia, $7,500
All of Northern Virginia
Funding will provide support for workforce development/skills-based education.

The Child and Family Network Centers, $10,000
Serving Alexandria
Funding will support early childhood education.

Together We Bake, $7,500
All of Northern Virginia
Funding will provide support for workforce development/skills-based education.

Health, Mental Health, and Aging Grants (Total: $45,800 / 3 grants)

Project Mend-A-House*, $10,000
Serving Prince William County                   
Funding will support aging services.

PRS, Inc., $17,900
Serving Fairfax County
Funding will support aging in place.

Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church, Inc., $17,900
Serving Fairfax County
Funding will support aging in place.

Poverty Relief Grants (Total funding: $ 80,000 /8 organizations)

Alternative House, $10,000
Serving Fairfax County
Funding will support housing/shelter.

Amara Legal Center, $10,000
Serving all of Northern Virginia
Funding will support other emergency assistance, not food related.

Britepaths, $10,000
Serving Fairfax County
Funding will support other emergency assistance, not food related.

Fairfax Law Foundation, $10,000
Serving Fairfax County
Funding will support housing/shelter.

Friends of Guest House, Inc., $10,000
Serving all of Northern Virginia
Funding will support housing/shelter.

Friends of Loudoun Mental Health, $10,000
Serving Loudoun County
Funding will support housing/shelter.

Lorton Community Action Center, $10,000
Serving Fairfax County
Funding will support eviction/foreclosure assistance.

Transitional Housing BARN*, $10,000
Serving Prince William County
Funding will support housing/shelter.

*Funding made possible by Haymarket Fund.

Other Community Investment Funds Grant
FACETS, $6,460
Serving Fairfax County

This annual grant is made possible by the Huntsman Endowment Fund and supports FACETS’ operating budget to help parents, their children and individuals who suffer the effects of poverty in Fairfax County.

The Community Foundation accepts donations to support its Community Investment Funds and other discretionary grant cycles.  For more information about these programs and initiatives and to make a donation, visit https://www.cfnova.org/our-programs.