Types of Grants

The Arlington Community Foundation awards several types of grants.  Some grants are awarded on the recommendation of our donors, and others on a competitive basis.  Currently, our competitive grant programs consist of the following grant types


  • Community Enhancement Grants  provide up to $10,000 in support for either project support or general operating support.  Open to any 501(c)(3) nonprofit that serves those who live or work in Arlington. This grant cycle is currently closed.
  • Arlington Education Fund Grants provide up to $1,500 to educators in Arlington to support innovative or unique projects that supplement and enrich the learning environment for preschool to adult students in Arlington.  Applications are now being accepted through 5:00 pm on May 19, 2015.
  • Homelessness Prevention - Looking toward Tomorrow Grants provide up to $10,000 for 501(c)(3) organizations that provide temporary emergency assistance to individuals and families in Arlington.  These grants are intended to allow these organizations to reform existing systems in order to increase capacity, test innovative programs, and/or imploement or improve collaborative efforts.  This grant cycles is currently closed.
  • Prompt Response Grants provide rapid support of up to $1,000 to non-profits ($3,000 if the orgnization addresses homelessness) that are experiencing an urgent, unexpected need or unexpected, immediate opportunity.  Applications accepted at any time