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Community Investment Funds Grant

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Programs and
Services Benefiting Residents in Eligible Regions

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia - Community Investment Funds

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Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations for community programs in eligible regions. Funding is intended for programs addressing education, workforce preparation, child and youth development, and support for the elderly, the impoverished, and families in the armed services. Projects must benefit residents of Northern Virginia, defined as the areas within Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park.

In 2020, the Community Investment Funds will accept applications in the following areas:

Grant requests for capacity building, program, or general support purposes will be considered. Funding may be used to support, expand, or enhance existing programs or to start new programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161433

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants of $10,000 for Child and Youth Development, Education, and Poverty Relief
Grants of $12,500 for Military Personnel and Their Families
Grants of $35,000 (provided as $17,500 per year for two years) for Health, Mental Health, and Aging
Grants of $22,000 for the Fund to Benefit Children and Youth in Alexandria and Fairfax County

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations providing charitable or educational services in Northern Virginia.

Local, state and federal government entities are not eligible to apply.

Applications for capital improvements, endowments, or scholarship awards will not be considered.

Pre-proposal Conference:

CIF Webinar, January 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

Join Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership and Jill Bach, Manager of Grants and Scholarships, to learn about the 2020 priority focus areas and application process.


Pre-Application Information:

CIF Information Webinar: January 9, 2020 at 11:00 AM
Applications Open: January 9, 2020
Application Deadline: February 6, 2020
Applicants Notified of Funding Status: May 1, 2020

To receive email notifications when this and other Community Foundation grant cycles open, send an email to Marcus Wilson.

Organizations are limited to one application per grant cycle. Multiple applications will not be considered.

For a list of prior awardees:

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Application Portal:

An organizational profile must be set up before applying. Please do not set up a new profile if a previous profile exists from past applications.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Sari Raskin

Jill Bach

To receive Email Notifications of Community Foundation Grants:
Marcus Wilson

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
2940 Hunter Mill Road, Suite 201
Oakton, VA 22124

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USA: Virginia: Northern Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, plus the Cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Manassas/Manassas Park)

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