Hosts "Let's Move the Needle" Summit and Awards Healthy Kids Grants

Mosby Woods ElementaryThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia aids in the fight against childhood obesity by issuing Healthy Kids Grants of $1,000 each to individual public schools in Northern Virginia in collaboration with the Chin Family Charitable Fund. These grants support school programs that encourage healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and better nutrition for students and families. In addition, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia hosts an annual "Let's Move the Needle on Childhood Obesity Summit" in partnership with Inova Health System to raise awareness and to educate the public about this important issue in the community. This year's event was on September 26th.

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Eileen M. Ellsworth Presented at the Realities and Myths about Prospective Collaborators Session

e ellsworth 14Eileen M. Ellsworth, President of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, presented at the Council on Foundation's National Conference on September 24, 2013 in San Diego, California. Colleagues from community foundations, companies, and government gathered together to discuss techniques used to foster cross-sector collaboration and share experiences in an engaging format.

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Did you know that the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has been blogging about the latest concepts and models used in philanthropy, with a special focus on how these ideas might apply to Northern Virginia communities?

Effective Philanthropy reviews books and articles from the philanthropy field along with posts from guest bloggers around our community. Be sure to check it out to learn how philanthropy has evolved for one Reston-based giving circle, how concepts like Zip Car can be effectively applied to philanthropy, and what the latest books about philanthropy have to say – and how it applies to our community!

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Welcoming Board Chairman Lynn Tadlock, New Members, & New Leadership

LynnTadlock 10-2012K. Lynn Tadlock, deputy executive director for the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, is the new chair of the board of directors at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for the 2013-2014 year. In addition, the Community Foundation welcomes several new board members to its ranks.

The Community Foundation looks forward to continuing its important work in the community with this new team of leaders!

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Recognizing Five Loudoun County Organizations

The Loudoun Impact Fund has announced the winning organizations of its inaugural competitive grant cycle. A total of $50,000 has been awarded to five nonprofit organizations in Loudoun County to support capacity building among Loudoun County nonprofits as well as programs that address the wellbeing of children and youth, specifically in the areas of mental health and substance abuse.

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Four outstanding students in Northern Virginia have been awarded an Elizabeth Koury or Rose Koury Scholarship, both of which are administered by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. These scholarships each award up to $5,000 a year for four years. The Elizabeth Koury Scholarship was created to support graduating high school seniors in Northern Virginia who plan to pursue a career in medicine while the Rose Koury Scholarship was created to support graduating high school seniors in Northern Virginia who plan to pursue a career in elementary or early childhood education.

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Nine Schools and Nonprofits Recognized for Taking Innovative Approaches to STEM Education in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia's Innovation Fund has announced the winners of its inaugural grant cycle. A total of $25,000 has been awarded to nine schools and nonprofit organizations in grants of up to $5,000 to support their innovative approaches to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education across Northern Virginia.

For more information about each of the grant winners, click here.

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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Margery Barkdull Memorial Fund for Animal Welfare is pleased to have announced four winners for its 2013 grant process. The Fund, which aims to support organizations that preserve and protect animals in Northern Virginia has granted a total of $10,000 to the following four organizations:

Animal Welfare League of Arlington:  $2,000 to spay and neuter animals before being adopted into their forever homes.

Humane Society of Fairfax County:  $2,000 to continue purchasing pet food and supplies for the Ani-Meals Pet Food Pantry that will be issued to community members suffering difficult economic times and who may be unable to provide for their pets.

Humane Society of Loudoun County:  $3,000 to implement the proven 11-step framework established by the No Kill Advocacy Center in order for Loudoun to evolve into a no-kill community, defined as a time when no healthy adoptable animal shall ever be euthanized again.

Wildlife Rescue League:  $3,000 to help provide necessary rehabilitation supplies to licensed wildlife rehabilitators who are members of Wildlife Rescue League.

Congratulations to the winners of these grants as they seek to improve the lives of animals across Northern Virginia!