Provided by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has announced the winners of the 2020 Community Investment Fund Grant Cycle. More than $422,160 has been awarded to 32 local organizations providing critical services and basic needs assistance to residents throughout Northern Virginia. Available funds for the cycle come from the Community Foundation’s Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia, which has been in development for more than 10 years. Additional donations come from some of the Community Foundation’s donor advised fund donors, who give generously every year.
The Community Foundation convened a large volunteer committee of 43 individuals, including subject area experts, donors, and Community Foundation Board members to review applications. The Community Investment Fund Grant Cycle has always been focused on making a difference for our neediest, most vulnerable neighbors.
2020 Grantees of the Community Investment Funds Serving Greater Prince William are:
National Inventors Hall of Fame*, $10,000: Funding will support underserved youth, grades K-6, in Camp Invention – a high-quality STEM enrichment program that builds critical thinking, self-confidence, entrepreneurship, collaboration, and other 21st century skills.
The House*, $10,000: This grant will support an out-of-school time program for marginalized youth through leadership development, training, mentoring, and co-curricular elective opportunities.
BEACON for Adult Literacy*, $10,000. Funding will provide students with an integrated adult education program of ESL and citizenship/workforce preparation, civics education and computer/financial literacy.
Future Kings, Inc*, $10,000: Funds will support a research project using the virtual reality game created by Future Kings. The game teaches college-level biomedical topics to students in secondary school.
Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William, Inc.*, $10,000: Funding will sustain basic services and expand the ESL and Job Readiness for New Immigrants Program to reduce the number of individuals living at/below the poverty line.
Project Mend-a-House*, $10,000: Funding will support continued home repair services to the vulnerable population living in Prince William County and Greater Manassas areas. Repair services will include accessibility, modification, plumbing, electrical and other home repair needs.
*Funding made possible by Haymarket Fund