Advancing Equity Throughout Northern Virginia: Community Foundation Awards Over $800K in Grants

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Provided by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia

Today, the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded $805,940 in grants to 49 local organizations through its 2024 Community Investment Funds (CIF)Environment Fund, and Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts, competitive grant cycles.  These grants are supported by charitable endowments managed by the Community Foundation, aimed at addressing current and emerging needs in the region.

The Community Foundation’s flagship grant program directs funds toward organizations serving Northern Virginia in key areas including aging, arts, child and youth development, education, environment, intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health, military personnel and families, and safety net support.

Grant Recipients Serving Greater Prince William:

Child and Youth Development 

*The House, Inc. ($15,000). Serving Prince William County
This grant will support youth in underserved communities in Prince William County through leadership development, upskilling programs, total health initiatives, mentoring, and co-curricular elective opportunities to tackle academic achievement gaps, boost in-seat attendance while supporting social-emotional learning and the four-year graduation rate.

Education

*Literacy Volunteers of America-Prince William, Inc. ($15,000)
Serving Prince William County
Funding will support hundreds of students from low-income, non-native English-speaking, and medically underserved households through an innovative curriculum that that leverages advanced technologies to blends English and health literacy.

Safety Net 

Boxes of Basics ($15,000)
Serving Prince William County
This grant will provide critical funding required to offer a solution to the clothing insecurity crisis in our area by providing a quality, seasonally appropriate wardrobe to over 1,500 local children from low-income households, delivering not just clothing, but also love confidence and empowerment to every child.

Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts

Clearbrook Foundation ($5,000)
Serving Prince William County
This grant will help the Clearbrook Foundation upgrade its sound system for better program quality.

Environment Fund 

NatureBridge ($20,000)
Serving Prince William County
This grant will help expand NatureBridge Prince William campus capacity, supporting local Mid-Atlantic staff efforts to strengthen its Prince William County School District partnership to ultimately provide immersive outdoor experiences to all 7,000+  seventh-graders in the County.

PWCS Education Foundation ($5,000)
Serving Prince William County
This grant will support Prince William County Schools pave the way for a sustainable future through interactive environmental education where students become “Eco Heroes” through service learning after attending “The EcoHero Show,” an elementary-level STEAM and environmental sustainability concert-like experience.

*Funding made possible by Haymarket Fund

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