2016 Community Investment Grant Cycle Awards Over $380,000 to 36 Local Nonprofits

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia announced the winners of its 2016 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 support 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 $380,418.

The Community Foundation convened volunteer committees that consisted of area experts, donors, and Foundation board members to review the 119 applications submitted to the organization.  Applications were accepted in the following areas of need:  Child and Youth Development and Education; Health, Mental Health and Aging; and Poverty Relief.

“Despite the region’s wealth, this Community Investment grants process always emphasizes the deep and profound need we see in Northern Virginia,” said Community Foundation Board Member, Ken Huntsman, 2016 Community Investment Fund Grants Committee Chair.  “We are fortunate to engage passionate and knowledgeable volunteers to help us review the applications.  This year’s grantees are all doing critical work with the neediest in our community.”

Grant winners are available here.  A full list of grantees is included in the press release below.

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