Community Enhancement


Community Enhancement Grants are awarded annually each Fall, with requests for proposals distributed in late Summer. Nonprofits serving Arlington may submit one request for up to $10,000 for either general operating support or for a specific project.  Preference will be given to those non-profit organizations clearly showing their ability to meet a well-defined community need, and to those who leverage their resources by, for example, cooperating and collaborating with other organizations, using volutneers effectively, etc.  The number and size of the awards will vary according to the number and merit of the applications received. 


Submitting a Successful Grant

Reviewers will consider many criteria, including but not limited to the degree to which the organization or project:

  • Promotes community assets and addresses well-defined community needs
  • Promotes volunteerism and/or community involvement
  • Encourages cooperation and collaboration
  • Fosters self-reliance and reduces dependancy
  • Has clear goals and methods of measuring success
  • Focuses on prevention as well as treatment (if applicable)

If you have any question, please call us at 703-243-4785 or email