Provided by Community Foundation for Northern Virginia
The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded $613,735 in grants to 50 local organizations through its 2022 Community Investment Funds (CIF), Environment Fund, and Ross-Roberts Fund for the Arts, helping respond to need and seed innovative solutions to complex social problems across the region.
As the Community Foundation’s core grants program, funds are invested in organizations serving the Northern Virginia community in the areas of Aging, Arts, Child and Youth Development, Education, Environment, Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Mental Health, Military Personnel and Families, and Safety Net to Support Basic Needs. This represents the largest ever discretionary grants cycle in the Community Foundation’s history.
The growth of this discretionary grants program is possible due to the Permanent Fund for Northern Virginia, a permanent endowment that the Community Foundation is developing to support our region today, and in the future. To date, the Permanent Fund is valued at over $27 million in current and planned gifts.
A few weeks ago, the Community Foundation convened several volunteer committees, a total of 78 volunteers, that consisted of area experts, donors, Foundation board members, and others to review applications.
2022 CIF Funds Grants were awarded to the following programs and organizations serving Prince William County:
*The House, Inc. ($10,000) Serving Prince William County Grant will support an out-of-school program for 250 youth from marginalized communities through leadership development, upskilling, mentoring, and other elective opportunities.
*National Inventors Hall of Fame ($10,000) Serving Prince William County Funds will be used to engage 45 or more Prince William County youth in a STEM enrichment camp.
*Pink Space Theory ($10,000) Serving Prince William County Funds will be used to meet the demands of the Girl Power Series, in particular the G.R.E.A.T Math Minds program.
*Literacy Volunteers of America – Prince William, Inc. ($10,000) Serving Prince William County Funding will support those seeking to better themselves by learning to read, write, and speak English.
*Action in Community Through Service of Prince William ($10,000) Serving Prince William County Grant will provide essential operating costs to support its mission to foster hope, provide relief, and promote self-sufficiency for Prince William area neighbors in crisis.
Boxes of Basics ($10,000) Serving Prince William County Funding will support general program operating expenses in support of its mission to provide clothing to local children in need.
Manassas Symphony Orchestra ($5,000) Serving Prince William County With a mission to enrich, educate, and entertain its audiences and musicians alike with the highest quality concerts and enhance traditional performances with innovative programming, this grant will help to build organizational capacity and strengthen current programming.
Prince William Environmental Excellence Foundation ($15,000) Serving Prince William County The grant will be used to pay for the collection, processing, and building of a recycled art sculpture. The artist will be compensated for their time and effort, as well as the cost of materials.
*Funding made possible by Haymarket Fund