August 29, 2019 (Oakton, VA) – Cities across America are recognizing the power of public art to break down cultural barriers and advance their missions in housing, workforce, transportation, health, and the environment. The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will explore the impact of this movement when it presents “Public Art and Placemaking” in its next Innovation Breakfast Series event.

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July 19, 2019 (Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia recently awarded scholarships to 110 area students, totaling $304,040 to support their higher education goals beginning this fall. This year’s awards went to students pursuing either undergraduate or graduate degrees in areas like STEM, medicine, health, and education, as well as students planning to attend Northern Virginia Community College.

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 2019 Community Investment Grants Will Help Respond to Critical Community Needs in Northern Virginia Region

April 25, 2019 (Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced 41 winners of its annual Community Investment Funds grant cycle for 2019. The $404,792 in grants is a record amount ever awarded by Community Foundation and will help local organizations provide critical services to residents throughout Northern Virginia, including programs that help to improve the health, education, and general wellbeing of residents, communities, and the entire region.

 

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Urban Vertical Farming Program is 2019 Innovation Fund Grant Recipient

April 11, 2019 (Oakton, VA) – The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awards a $25,000 Innovation Fund grant to the PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families, a Fairfax-based nonprofit that serves the needs of individuals ages 6-22 with behavioral health needs and developmental disabilities and their families through education, family support services, community education and advocacy.

 

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With one year to go, Community Foundation works to ensure accurate census count for Northern Virginia

April 1, 2019 (Oakton, VA) – Today, April 1, 2019, marks one year out from Census Day 2020, and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is launching its’ Count the Region Initiative to help ensure a complete and fair 2020 census count in the Northern Virginia region.

The Community Foundation has invited key civic, government, social and private sector leaders across the region to join the Northern Virginia Complete Count Committee, chaired by Bernard Mustafa of PVBS and Richard Pineda of CALIBRE. Its members will help develop an action plan for community engagement in the 2020 Census.

The Community Foundation is also supporting the local complete count committees in Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties to help coordinate efforts and share messaging.

“The importance of the 2020 Census cannot be overstated. For every Virginian who is not counted, the state/region loses $2,000 per year for 10 years, or $20,000 total, in federal assistance program allocations. The sheer scope of the potential loss in federal financial support is stunning and imposes an urgency upon these efforts,” said Community Foundation President and CEO Eileen Ellsworth.

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All public elementary, middle and high schools located in Northern Virginia are eligible to apply

 March 18, 2019 (Oakton, VA) – Today the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia opens its annual Healthy Kids Grant Cycle for 2019-2020 school year. This grant opportunity helps public schools encourage healthy lifestyles through increased exercise and better nutrition.    

Grants up to $2,000 each are available to individual public schools in Northern Virginia that implement a program or strategy to encourage better nutrition or more activity among their student body during the school year. 

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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia released its 2017-2018 Annual Report, “Celebrating 40 Years” of making a difference in the region. The report highlights major milestones, including the launch of the campaign to grow The Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia, and a community endowment that will be a forever source of critical support for our most vulnerable neighbors. The Annual Report is available on The Community Foundation web site at: http://www.cfnova.org/publications/annual-reports.


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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, in partnership with the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, the Northern Virginia Regional Commission and the Northern Virginia Technology Council will co-host the Shape of the Region Conference on March 7, 2019 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 and is available at http://www.cfnova.org/shape-region.


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Eileen Ellsworth, President and CEO of Community Foundation for Northern Virginia recently took the TEDx stage to deliver a fresh perspective on “Why we give – The need to connect and belong.” In this thought-provoking presentation Ellsworth shares a collection of eye-opening stories that reveal a new insight — that perhaps explains why people give.


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The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has opened its scholarship applications for the 2019 – 2020 school year. The scholarships are open to graduating high school seniors in Northern Virginia.

The annual program awards nearly $300,000 each year to help more than 90 Northern Virginia students attend the college of their choice. Each scholarship has different selection criteria, allowing opportunities for a diverse range of students.


More details about all of the available scholarships are found in the press release below and are listed on our website.  

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