Spring Edition Celebrates Corporate Philanthropy

GoodBusiness 2018 CoverThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released its seventh issue of GOOD BUSINESS magazine, a bi-annual publication that features stories of local businesses that play a key role in the community through philanthropy and volunteerism.  The Spring 2018 issue of GOOD BUSINESS features stories that focus on corporate philanthropy and inspiration for future generations.

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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. 

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Changing the Frame on Green Energy

Sanjiv MahanKeynote Speaker: Sanjiv Mahan, President, WGL EnergyThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will present its next Innovation Breakfast Series event on May 10 titled, "Changing the Frame on Green Energy," in partnership with the Northern Virginia Regional Commission.  Registration is $35 and includes a continental breakfast, keynote presentation and panel discussion. 

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Grant to Support Adult Career Pathway Program

Community Foundation for Northern VirginiaThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced today a $25,000 grant from the Innovation Fund endowment for the Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) Adult Career Pathway Program (ACP).  Northern Virginia Community College will use the grant to help defray the costs associated with certification testing for students in the ACP program. 

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Opportunity Index Unveiled as Panelists Evaluate Workforce Development Challenges and Opportunities, and Region’s Income Inequality

sotr 105The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce co-hosted the Shape of the Region conference on February 15, 2018 at Valo Park in Tysons Corner, Virginia.  Nearly 300 registered guests attended the event. Keynote speakers included Michael Cassidy, President & CEO, Commonwealth Institute, and Richard Reeves, Senior Fellow of Economic Studies and Co-Director of the Center on Children and Families at the Brookings Institution.

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Permanent Fund Serves as Permanent Community Endowment

Cfnova AR16 17 FINAL cover Page 01The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released its 2016 -2017 Annual Report, “A Year of Growing the Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia,” which highlights the growth of the Permanent Fund and its’ impact. Click here to view and download the Annual Report.

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Identifies Challenges and Barriers to Economic Success for Many in our Region

Opportunity Index Logo SmallThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced today the launch of The Opportunity Index for Northern Virginia, an interactive dashboard to serve as a data resource for community knowledge and strategic philanthropic giving, and to help grow philanthropy for our most economically disadvantaged populations.   The data and accompanying report were prepared by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis, a nonprofit think-tank that provides credible, independent, and accessible information and analyses of fiscal and economic issues with particular attention to the impacts on low- and moderate-income persons.  The Opportunity Index is available to the public for free at www.cfnova.org/opportunityindex.

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$25,000 Awarded to Northern Virginia Non-Profit Serving the Latino Community

LEAF 5Paty Funegra and Diana Katz at April '17 LEAF LaunchThe Latino Engagement and Achievement Fund (LEAF) announced today that it awarded a $25,000 grant to Edu-Futuro, a nonprofit with offices in Arlington and Springfield.  The grant will support Edu-Futuro’s Emerging Leaders Program which targets the next generation of leaders and professionals in the Latino community. Edu-Futuro empowers under-resourced Latino and immigrant youth and their parents through education, leadership development, and family engagement.

The LEAF grant selection committee consisted of six volunteer committee members, including LEAF’s founding advisors Paty Funegra and Diana Katz.  

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Opportunity Index Illuminates Key Issues for Panel Discussion

ShapeOfTheRegion Logo FINAL BlueThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce will co-host the Shape of the Region conference on February 15, 2018 from 8:00 - 11:45 am at Valo Park in Tysons Corner, 7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, Virginia.  Registration is $65 and includes continental breakfast.

This event will explore two big issues facing the Northern Virginia region's future as illuminated by data from the Community Foundation's Opportunity Index, each with a panel discussion.  Panelists will evaluate the region’s opportunity and inequality, and tapping the workforce assets in our own backyard. 

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Applications Now Being Accepted for 2018-19 Scholarships

2017 Scholarship RecipientsThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has opened its scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year and is seeking eligible applications from graduating high school seniors in Northern Virginia.

The Community Foundation holds multiple scholarship funds and awards over $200,000 each year to help nearly 80 Northern Virginia students attend the college of their choice. Each scholarship has different selection criteria, allowing opportunities for a diverse range of students. 

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