Impact Stories

Responding to Need

November 15, 2018

Collective Impact in Loudoun County

LdnImpactLogo CFNV Update smallLocal 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.

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November 12, 2018
Mike Sanderson PhotoMike Sanderson, a client of the Easterseals Veteran Staffing Network ProgramThe Easterseals Veterans Staffing Network received a $10,000 grant in 2018 from the Military Personnel & Their Families Fund through the Community Investment Funds grant cycle. This grant supported programs that coordinate services between the government and nonprofit providers to better serve military personnel and their families in the Northern Virginia region. Easterseals Veterans Staffing Network shared the following testimonial from Veteran Mike Sanderson to show the impact of this support in their community.

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September 17, 2018

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.

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July 12, 2018

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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June 7, 2018

$22,750 in Grants Awarded to Support Military Personnel and their Families

The 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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April 23, 2018

2018 Community Investment Grant Cycle Awards $259,260 to 26 Local Organizations

The 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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January 30, 2018

$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.

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November 30, 2017
casaA $10,000 grant in 2017 helped support Casa Chirilagua's Kids Club Program.Casa Chirilagua received a $10,000 grant in 2017 from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Community Investment Funds grant cycle to support its Kids Club and Summer Kids Club programs. They shared the following testimonial to demonstrate the impact of this support on its community.

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November 30, 2017
All Ages Read Together received an $8,500 grant in 2017 from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Community Investment Funds grant cycle to support its work to assist more than 20 percent of children in Fairfax County who enter kindergarten without exposure to preschool. They shared the following testimonial to demonstrate the impact of this support on their community.

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November 30, 2017
The Arlington Retirement Housing Corporation received a $10,000 grant in 2017 from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Community Investment Funds grant cycle to help vulnerable seniors living in Culpepper Gardens who can no longer afford the cost of assisted living care age in place. They shared the following testimonial from one of their clients to demonstrate the impact of this support on its community.

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November 30, 2017
Friends of Loudoun Mental Health received a $10,000 grant in 2017 from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia’s Community Investment Funds grant cycle to support Loudoun County residents disabled by mental illness through housing subsidies. They shared the following testimonial to demonstrate the impact of this support on their clients and the community.

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November 10, 2017
This interview is with Craig Kendall, President & Founder of Financial Investments, Inc. Mr. Kendall has served as a Community Foundation Community Investment Funds committee volunteer.

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October 25, 2017

Awards $106,500 in grants to 12 charities serving Loudoun County

The Loudoun Impact Fund awarded $106,500 in grants to 12 charities serving Loudoun County through the generosity of almost 50 individuals and businesses that pooled charitable gifts.

The Loudoun Impact Fund is a “giving circle” that 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.

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August 30, 2017

Seventh annual “Health Kids Grants” Cycle supports nine schools in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia awarded $17,700 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 2017-2018 school year is the seventh annual Healthy Kids grants cycle, with a total of $118,000 awarded to date.

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August 9, 2017

Funds will establish three new Family Market Programs in Alexandria, Virginia

The J.O.Y. Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia made a $96,000 grant to fund three new Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) Family Market Programs for the 2017-2018 school year. The funds will help establish new Family Markets at three elementary schools in Alexandria, Virginia: Brynn Mar Park Elementary School, Hybla Valley Elementary School, and Weyanoke Elementary School.

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July 11, 2017

Students Honored at Event

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded scholarships to 89 students, totaling $304,700, 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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June 13, 2017
The mission of Liberty's Promise is to support young immigrants in need while encouraging them to be active and conscientious American citizens. This blog, written by Robert M. Ponichtera, Executive Director and Founder of Liberty's Promise, highlights their mission and the grants they have received from the Community Foundation.

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June 1, 2017
This is an interview with Sharlean Grinups, Health and Physical Education Department Chair and Wellness Liaison at Westfield High School. Westfield High School has applied for and received a Healthy Kids grant from the Community Foundation every year for the past three years.

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May 1, 2017

Grants Awarded in 2017

Grants of more than $282,000 were issued to 29 Local Organizations and nonprofits in 2017.

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March 17, 2017
Deb MatthewsDeborah G. MatthewsThis is an interview with Deborah Matthews, a local trust and estate attorney devoted to supporting foster children in our region, who recently established the Our Children Fund with the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.

What is the Our Children Fund?

This fund is focused on the needs of foster children, which are immediate and present every single day. It will help provide foster care children access to “normalizing” items and experiences and to address their otherwise unmet medical, social, emotional, and educational needs. These children in the Fairfax County foster system are between the ages of birth and 17 years, and young adults between the ages of 18 and 21, if permanency (return to home, relative placement, or adoption) is not achieved. Some examples of what might be supported include fees for before or afterschool activities, tutors, field trips, camps, elective activities, sports-related fees, and dental and health services.

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