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
Join us for the 2014 Spirit of Community Luncheon!
Please join us on November 12, 2014 at the Sheraton Pentagon City as we celebrate community and honor the recipient of the 2014 William T. Newman, Jr. Spirit of Community Award, Ms. Lola C. Reinsch.
For more information, to become a sponsor or to purchase tickets, please click here or call 703-243-4785 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
2014 Fall Grant Opportunities
We are now accepting applications for grants of up to $10,000 from both the Community Enhancement Program and Homelessness Prevention - Looking toward Tomorrow Program! Last fall, ACF awarded over $175,000 in and around Arlington through these programs. The deadlines for applications are October 2 and 9, respectively.
Community Cup Golf Tournament and Long & Foster Tennis Open
Mark you calendars for this year's 2014 Community Cup Golf Tournament and Long and Foster Tennis Open! On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, join us for 18 holes of scramble or 12 roations of round robin doubles at the beautiful Washington Golf & Country Club. Sponsorships are still available for these highly-anticipated events, with all proceeds going to support the Foundation's important work in our community. For more information, please click below or call 703-243-4785.
Free Computers for Nonprofits
Technology Managment, Inc. and the Arlington Community Foundation have teamed up to launch the Technology Management Initiative, which will help nonprofits that serve Arlington become more efficient, more effective and greener by providing donations of used computers and other technological hardware.
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