Field of Interest Funds support a specific program or organization.
Emergency Needs-Homelessness Prevention Fund: This helps strengthen the safety net by providing grants to nonprofits that help prevent homelessness or assist the homeless.
Education Fund: This important Fund began when a concerned community member donated her tax refund check of $163.13 to the Foundation. Since then, the Fund has awarded more than 130 grants totaling approximately $100,000 to assist Arlington schools and community education programs.
Arlington is a learning community, served by a remarkable array of non-profit educational organizations. These organizations sponsor cultural events, help kids with homework, and teach senior citizens new skills. Their programs inspire at-risk students, support innovative learning techniques, and involve parents in their children's education. Grants also support local schools, with funds awarded directly to exceptional classroom teachers.
Fund for the Arts: This fund supports the growth of the arts through grants awarded to a broad range of programs and organizations such as the Arlington Arts Center, the Arlington Symphony, Classika Theater, the Educational Theatre Company, Le Neon, and Trumpet Vine Theatre Company. Contributions to this fund will help Arlington to become a regional leader in the arts and make the arts accessible to all County residents.
Senior Adult Fund: This fund was founded when Alice E. Marsh stipulated that income from the sale of her property be used to benefit Arlington's senior citizens. Arlington County partnered with the Arlington Community Foundation to invest the funds and create a solid base of support for senior programming. As a result, Arlington's senior population will reap the benefits for many years to come.
The fund awards grants to non-profit community organizations that promote and support healthy and independent living, successful aging, and community-building initiatives for senior adults.