Collective Impact in Loudoun County

Local donors and nonprofit leaders gathered on November 14th at Integrus Holdings as The Loudoun Impact Fund awarded $125,000 in grants to 16 nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun County. The awards were made possible through the generosity of more than 50 individuals and businesses that pooled charitable gifts.

The Loudoun Impact Fund brings together individuals and businesses interested in grantmaking administered through a joint effort of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

More details, including a detailed list of the 16 grants, is available in the full press release.

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America’s largest independent charity evaluator

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator.

Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities operate in accordance with industry best practices and whether they are open with their donors and stakeholders.

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Fund to Celebrate, Support and Promote the Arts in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia launched The Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts. The mission of the new fund is to celebrate, promote, and support the arts in Northern Virginia. Thanks to a generous donation from Stephen Roberts and his donor advised fund, the Sue Goetz Ross and Stephen S. Roberts Endowment Fund, this new fund is endowed as part of The Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia, forever able to make grants to support the arts in our region.

To kick it off, the Community Foundation convened a volunteer panel to review Letters of Intent submitted by local arts organizations and awarded $10,000 to 1st Stage to support its capacity building and strengthen its development and education initiatives.

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An Initiative to help get out the count in Northern Virginia for the 2020 Decennial Census

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has announced its plans to launch “Count the Region,” an initiative that is dedicated to getting out the count for the 2020 Decennial Census in Northern Virginia and to ensuring that everyone living in the region is counted, counted once, and counted in the right place.

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Annual Gala Raised $636,000 to Support Critical Needs in the Northern Virginia Region

Ellen and Jim Dyke were recognized by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia for their history of passionate leadership and philanthropy with the 2018 Community Leadership Award at the Raise the Region Gala held on Friday, October 5, 2018 at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner.

The Community Leadership Award is the longest standing community-based recognition award in Northern Virginia. The award is presented annually for outstanding commitment and dedication to improving the quality of life for all Northern Virginians.

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Eighth annual “Healthy Kids Grants” cycle supports 11 schools in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded $20,245 in Healthy Kids Grants to address the main causes of childhood obesity by supporting programs that increase physical activity and/or improve nutrition in Northern Virginia public schools.  The 2018-2019 school year is the eighth annual Healthy Kids grants cycle, with a total of $138,245 awarded to date. 

Healthy Kids Grants are made possible by grants from the Chin Family Charitable Fund and the J.O.Y. Charitable Fund, donor advised funds with the Community Foundation.

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700 guests will support critical needs in Northern Virginia

On Friday, October 5, 2018 the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will hold the 2018 Raise the Region Gala at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner from 6:30 – 10:00 pm.  The event will be co-hosted by Todd Stottlemyer and Bobbie and Bill Kilberg.  Honorary chairs include Former Vice President Walter Mondale, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam, Former Virginia Governor L. Douglas Wilder, U.S. Senator Mark Warner, Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Virginia House Speaker Kirk Cox, D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson, Fairfax Board Chair Sharon Bulova, Loudoun Board Chair Phyllis Randall and The Honorable Karl A. Racine.

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Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Wellbeing

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will present its next Innovation Breakfast Series event on September 13 titled, "Reviving the Dream: Designing Technology for Social Wellbeing," in partnership with the WHEELS Global Foundation.  Registration is $40 and includes a continental breakfast and presentations. 

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Supports 93 Students in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded scholarships to 93 students, totaling $296,008 to support their continuing higher education beginning in the fall. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia manages and administers the funds for twenty-five scholarships that support Northern Virginia students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees.  

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2018 Raise the Region Gala Scheduled for Friday, October 5, 2018

CFNV 40th Logo RGB SmallThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia today announced plans to celebrate and honor its 40th anniversary at the 2018 Raise the Region Gala on Friday, October 5, 2018.

“Since our inception in 1978, we have directed more than $50 million charitable dollars to people in need across our region and beyond,” said Eileen Ellsworth, President and CEO.  “While we continue to work to grow our donor list and asset base, our mission and work has grown to encompass three main tenets which include responding to critical need, seeding innovation, and leading and convening the community,” said Ellsworth. 

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