What We Do
The Arlington Community Foundation is the local home for individuals, foundations, businesses and organizations in Arlington to carry out their charitable giving. The Foundation's general funds - supported by contributions from community members - improve and strengthen the community in and around Arlington through grants made to local nonprofit organizations. The Foundation has several competitive grant cycles throughout the year. Grants to local, national and international nonprofit organizations are also recommended by advisors to Donor Advised Funds created to direct the charitable priorities of individuals, families, foundations, businesses or organizations. If desired, the Community Foundation can provide information to fund advisors about local needs and issues. The Community Foundation also acts as a catalyst and convener on important issues affecting the Arlington community. The Arlington Community Foundation has a well-established Annual Scholarship Program that most recently awarded over $300,000 in college scholarships to 140 students. The scholarships, each with its own unique eligibility criteria, are funded by generous individuals, families, companies and organizations.
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Who We Serve
The Arlington Community Foundation serves people of all backgrounds and financial means to achieve their charitable goals.
We help individuals, families, businesses, organizations and nonprofits achieve their charitable goals. Click here to read more about the 100 Homes Campaign Fund and alleviating homelessness in our community.
We assist the local nonprofit community by awarding grants and connecting interested donors to them. Click here to see how the Arlington Community Foundation Makes a Difference.
News & Events
Miss our November eNewsletter?
Arlington Youth Philanthropy Initiative
On Thursday, November 14th, John Andelin & Virginia Geoffrey received the 2013 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award! The event was recorded by Arlington Indepent Media (AIM) to air at a future date on local television; Comcast Channel 69 and Verizon Channel 38! Click Here to watch the video!
Pictures from the event to be posted soon.
See a list of our amazing sponsors here!
Join us for our NextGenNow Thanksgiving Social on November 19th at Continential Pool Lounge! Learn More and Sign Up Here!
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Check out the Arlington Chamber of Commerce Blog - "Confessions of a Young Professional: 6 Tips to Start Your Career in Arlington"
USS Arlington Fund
The USS Arlington Fund was created to support the Tribute Room and commissioning of Navy ship USS ARLINGTON. The Tribute Room will focus, in part, on the efforts of Arlington first-responders to the 2001 attack on the Pentagon, and to honor the 184 victims of the attack.
Cick here for more details. Click the "Donate Now" button above to contribute now, designating the USS ARLINGTON Fund.
Read our 2011 Annual Report
Read our Arlington Community Foundation 2011 Annual Report by clicking here.