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Community Investment Funds (CIF) Grant

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits in Eligible Regions
for Programs Addressing Community Needs

Agency Type:

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Conf. Date:

01/07/21

Deadline Date:

02/04/21

Description:

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Grants to Virginia nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs addressing critical needs in the community. Consideration will be given to requests for program, 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 2021 application cycle, the Community Foundation will accept requests in the following categories. Nonprofits must select the single best category to apply.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 161433

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Arts: Three grants of $20,000 each.
- Child and Youth Development, Education, and Poverty Relief: Grant requests of $10,000 will be accepted.
- Environment: One $26,000 grant.
- Health, Mental Health, and Aging: One $34,000 grant (provided as $17,000 per year for two years).
- Lamond Fund to Benefit Children and Youth in Alexandria and Fairfax County: Four grants of $20,000.
- Military Personnel and Their Families: Two grants of $17,500 each.

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.

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

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

Pre-proposal Conference:

2021 Grants Webinar
January 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM

Northern Virginia nonprofits are invited to join this annual webinar about the 2021 grant application processes for the Community Investment Funds.

Hosts Sari Raskin, VP of Grants and Community Leadership and Jennifer Cochran, Manager of Grants and Scholarships will share details of each priority focus area of funding and provide a tutorial on how to complete the application.

Register: https://www.cfnova.org/register/2021-grants-webinar

For questions about the webinar, please contact Tara Nadel, Vice President of Marketing and Events.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Cycle Timeline:
- CIF Information Webinar: January 7, 2021 at 11:00 AM
- Applications Open: January 7, 2021
- Applications Due: February 4, 2021
- Applicants Notified of Funding Status: April 19, 2021

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

Contact Information:

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

Application Portal: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cfnv

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.

For questions, please contact:
Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership
sari.raskin@cfnova.org
703 879 7641

Jennifer Cochran, Manager of Grants and Scholarships
jennifer.cochran@cfnova.org
703 879 7639

For questions about the webinar, please contact Tara Nadel, Vice President of Marketing and Events:
703 879 7637
tara.nadel@CFNova.org

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, Fairfax, Falls Church and Manassas/Manassas Park)

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