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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia helps grow local philanthropy to respond to need, seed innovation and lead and convene the community. Comprised of donor advised funds, permanent funds, giving circles, and other charitable endowments, the Community Foundation is committed to building a community that works for everyone.

Area Served: We serve the Northern Virginia region, including Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park.
Staff Contact: Sari Raskin, Vice President of Grants and Community Leadership
Website: cfnova.org

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia addresses the opportunity gap through discretionary grants targeting children and disconnected youth and through civic leadership initiatives designed to encourage public-private partnerships to both bring awareness to the issue and to encourage community action.  These initiatives include the Opportunity Index, an online dashboard with regional data trends; Innovation Breakfasts on topics such Community Wealth Building and Skills-Based Education; and Conferences on Economic Mobility.

Initiatives

Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Community Wealth Building

The Community Foundation launched a Community Wealth Building initiative to create inclusive, sustainable, and equitable models of economic success in Northern Virginia.

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Shape of the Region Conference

The Shape of the Region Conference serves as a platform to discuss economic mobility, income inequality, and increased opportunity for our region each year.

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Opportunity Index for Northern Virginia

The Opportunity Index for Northern Virginia is a free interactive data resource that serves as a critical resource for community knowledge and strategic philanthropic giving.

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Innovation Fund Grants

Using a venture philanthropy model, the Innovation Fund invests in inventiveness, creativity and new design.

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Community Investment Fund Grants

Community Investment Fund Grants support the Northern Virginia community in areas of child and youth development, education, health, mental health and aging, military personnel and their families, and poverty relief.

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