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Grants to Virginia Nonprofits for Programs Addressing Community Needs

Community Investment Fund (CIF)

GrantWatch ID# 161433
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
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Geographic Focus
USA: Virginia: Northern Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties, plus the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church and Manassas/Manassas Park)

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/02/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations for programs addressing critical needs of the community in eligible locations. Consideration will be given to requests for program support, capacity building, or general support purposes. Funding may be used to start new programs or to support, enhance, or expand existing programs. 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.

For the 2023 application cycle, the Community Foundation accepted requests in the following categories.

  • Aging: To support the needs of those 65 and older in Northern Virginia.
  • Arts: To celebrate, promote, and support the arts in Northern Virginia.
  • Child & Youth Development: To help children and youth to thrive.
  • Education: To increase the number of children and adults who are prepared to enter a competitive workforce in the 21st century.
  • Environment: Protecting Northern Virginia’s Natural Environment
  • Lamond Fund to Benefit Children and Youth in Alexandria and Fairfax County: To support Alexandria City and Fairfax County
  • The Latino Engagement and Achievement Fund (LEAF): To support civic engagement for the region’s Latino population
  • Mental Health: To nurture the mental health and well-being of all members of the Northern Virginia community.
  • Military Personnel & Their Families: To support the growing needs of military personnel and their families.
  • Safety Net Support: To provide basic needs support in Northern Virginia.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Organizations providing services in 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) can apply for funding.

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

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
January 4, 2023: 2023 Grants Webinar

Pre-Application Information
- January 4, 2023: Applications Open
- January 4, 2023: 2023 Grants Webinar
- February 1, 2023: Grant Reports Due from 2022 Grantees
- February 2, 2023: Applications Due
- April 2023: Applicants notified of funding status
- February 1, 2024: Grant Reports Due from 2023 Grantees

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

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For questions, please contact:
Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership
703 879 7641

Jennifer Cochran, Manager of Grants and Scholarships
703 879 7639

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

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