CFNV Community Investment Funds

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia


Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Anticipated deadline: Feb 14, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program, Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Training / Capacity Building

Location of project: Counties in Virginia: Alexandria city, Arlington County, Fairfax County, Fairfax city, Falls Church city Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia conducts an annual grant cycle through the Community Investment Fund. Nonprofit organizations providing services in Northern Virginia are invited to apply.

Applications will be accepted in the following categories:

Child, Youth Development

To help children and youth obtain the education, support, services and opportunities they need to thrive

The Community Foundation establishes priority funding areas within each fund. The Community Foundation will consider applications in the following categories Applications that do not fall into these categories will not be considered:

  • Positive youth development organizations or programs that support and provide opportunities to children and youth (age birth - 21) who may be at risk due to poverty (defined as up to 200% of the federal poverty level.)

Proposals in the following areas will be considered:

  • Afterschool/Summer Activities
  • Academic Achievement

Education

To increase the number of children and adults who are prepared to enter a competitive workforce in the 21st century. 

The Community Foundation establishes priority funding areas within each fund. The Community Foundation will consider applications in the following categories. Applications that do not fall into these categories will not be considered:

  • Organizations that support and provide early childhood programs, English language proficiency programs for adults and/or children, or job training/skills based education.

Proposals in the following areas will be considered:

  • Early Childhood Education
  • English Language Proficiency for Adults and Children
  • Workforce Development/Skills-based Education

Health, Mental Health & Aging

To nurture the health of all members of the Northern Virginia community. 

The Community Foundation establishes priority funding areas within each fund. Though this Fund will continue to support organizations or programs that improve access to mental health care for those who are un- or under-insured and support services for people with disabilities in future years, the 2018 focus will focus on the following area only:

  • Organizations or programs that help the older population age in place and that support older adults who are low income or vulnerable.

Poverty Relief

To relieve the suffering caused by poverty in Northern Virginia

The Community Foundation establishes priority funding areas within each fund. The Community Foundation will consider applications in the following categories. Applications that do not fall into these categories will not be considered.

Organizations or programs that provide assistance to people affected by poverty, including shelter, eviction/foreclosure prevention and other emergency assistance. Organizations or programs to promote self-sufficiency will also be considered. Proposals in the following areas will be considered:  

  • Housing/Shelter
  • Eviction/Foreclosure Assistance
  • Other non-food related Emergency Assistance

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.

Eligibility:

  • The Community Foundation will consider grant applications that meet the following criteria.
    • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) organizations providing charitable or educational services. 
    • 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. 
    • Grants will be made to organizations providing services in Northern Virginia (Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties, plus the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church and Manassas/Manassas Park).
    • Grant requests can be up to $10,000.
    • Applications that are late or incomplete will not be considered.
    • Only one application per organization will be considered.

Ineligibility:

  • Local, state and federal government entities are not eligible to apply.
  • Applications for capital improvements, endowments, or scholarship awards will not be considered.
  • Poverty Relief:
    • For FY 2018, the Community Foundation will be working in partnership with and has made a grant to the Capital Area Food Bank to support food programs in our region. Therefore, we will not be supporting additional food programs in this grant cycle.


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