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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Supports Coordination of Services for Military Veterans

Military Family HRThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia recently awarded $22,750 in grants to support military personnel and their families through its Military Families and their Personnel Fund. 



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Changing the Frame on Green Energy

Sanjiv MahanKeynote Speaker: Sanjiv Mahan, President, WGL EnergyThe Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Northern Virginia Regional Commission co-hosted an Innovation Breakfast on May 10, 2018 titled, “Changing the Frame on Green Energy.” More than 100 participants attended the event. The keynote speaker was Sanjiv Mahan, President of WGL Energy, and the panelists included Robert Lazaro, Executive Director, Northern Virginia Regional Commission; Ruth Ann Norton, President  & CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative; Karen Schaufeld, Founder, Powered by Facts; and Delegate Rip Sullivan, VA State Delegate, 48th District.

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$25,000 Grant Awarded to Fairfax County Public Schools Get2Green Initiative

050918 003The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia today announced the establishment of The Environment Fund. This fund is made possible by a $500,000 gift to The Community Foundation from an anonymous donor. The first grant of The Environment Fund endowment is $25,000 to the Foundation for Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) in support of a program called Get2Green. 

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Celebrating 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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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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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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