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.
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.
January 4, 2023: 2023 Grants Webinar
- 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.