Last year, the Foundation awarded $1.4 million in competitive and donor-advised grants to 133 organizations. Competitive grants include:
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. The deadline to submit an application is Wednesday, February 21, 2018.
Looking toward Tomorrow Grants provide up to $10,000 for 501(c)(3) organizations that operate programs which reduce or prevent homelessness among individuals and families in Arlington County and are looking to enhance, revitalize and/or change a part of their organization to be more effective in meeting future needs of the population they serve.
Fund for ID/DD Grants provide up to $10,000 for 501(c)(3) organizations that assist Arlingtonians with intellectual or developmental disabilities in achieving meaningful life experiences, in working toward meaningful employment, or in succeeding in integrated supportive housing.
Provide rapid support of up to $1,000 to nonprofits ($3,000 if the organization addresses homelessness) that are experiencing an urgent, unexpected need or unexpected, immediate opportunity. Applications are accepted at any time.
Download an application for Prompt Response Grant (For Homelessness Prevention) here.
Download an application for Prompt Response Grant (all others) here.
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The STEM Workforce Development Teacher Fellowship provides Arlington Public Schools high school, middle school and elementary school teachers with opportunities to learn about work place needs in STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Math)-related fields and for them to use the experience to enhance student learning to match workplace expectations in a selected industry. STEM Fellows participate in a three-week summer fellowship, receiving up to $4,000 stipend upon completion. The Summer 2017 cycle is now closed. Please stay tuned for future news.
The newly-launched Community Impact Grant Program seeks to build partnerships for a better Arlington. Launched in 2016, this grant program initially awarded 2 grants, now totaling $185,000, to enable nonprofit organizations to do something significantly better through collaboration in ongoing programs. The funding priorities of the first round included several focus areas concerning Early Childhood or Older Youth. To read more about the 2016 recipients, click here. The next round of funding will be announced in early 2018.
NextGenNow Grants provide grants in a specific area of focus, chosen annually by members of NextGenNow, our Young Professionals program. These grants are made possible by the pooled philanthropy of NextGenNow, and all members are invited to take part in the review of grant application.