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Arlington Community Foundation uses the power of philanthropy and our role as community convener and catalyst to improve the quality of life in Arlington and beyond.
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How will you achieve your charitable goals?

We offer a variety of philanthropic funds and giving vehicles, so your charitable investments and impact are as unique as you are. Contact us to learn more about these popular fund types (and others) to see which is right for you.

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Donor Advised Funds

Support charities in Arlington and beyond, maximize your tax savings while minimizing paperwork, and get back to the joy that comes from supporting the organizations and causes you care about.

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Legacy Giving

Planning a future gift to the Arlington Community Foundation offers the opportunity to make a difference in our community forever and leave a legacy by ensuring that future generations benefit from the gift you plan today.

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Scholarship Funds

Since our scholarship program began more than 20 years ago, generous donors and volunteers have helped make it possible for the Foundation to award more than $5 million in scholarship assistance to Arlington students.

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$30 MILLION+

Assets under management of the Foundation, including cash, stocks, retirement plans, mutual funds, real estate, and other asset types.

$600,000

New scholarships awarded to Arlington students in 2022. Each scholarship has unique eligibility requirements determined by the fundholder such as area of study, graduating high school, and extracurricular activities, among others.

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Funds managed by the Foundation, ranging from memorial funds, to donor advised funds promoting cycling, to $2 million nonprofit reserve funds, and much more in between.

$5 MILLION+

Grants and nonprofit support disbursed in FY2022, including COVID Prompt Response grants, STEM Fellowships, education grants, and many more.

PARENTING
HOW WE USE OUR
BIRD'S EYE VIEW
TO DRIVE EQUITABLE GROWTH
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Arlington's Guarantee

A guaranteed income pilot that aims to provide unconditional cash relief of $500 to 200 low income working families in Arlington every month for 18 months

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Shared Prosperity

Engaging the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to mitigate displacement of very low-income residents and allow these residents to continue to contribute to Arlington’s economic viability and diverse community fabric

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Bridges out of Poverty

This public-private partnership represents a re-design of the safety net system to reduce bureaucratic hurdles and strengthen connections so people in poverty can gain traction and move forward

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Balancing inclusivity and equity with economic growth

Economic Mobility Overview - What Arlington will lose if we lose our most vulnerable and economically disadvantaged neighbors

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Donate to our
community funds

We hold a number of in-house funds dedicated to supporting our community's most pressing needs. You can support specific economic mobility initiatives, our community scholarship fund, or give to our general community fund

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Arlington's Guarantee

A guaranteed income pilot that aims to provide unconditional cash relief of $500 to 200 low income working families in Arlington every month for 18 months

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Shared Prosperity

Engaging the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to mitigate displacement of very low-income residents and allow these residents to continue to contribute to Arlington’s economic viability and diverse community fabric

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Bridges out of Poverty

This public-private partnership represents a re-design of the safety net system to reduce bureaucratic hurdles and strengthen connections so people in poverty can gain traction and move forward

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Balancing inclusivity and equity with economic growth

Economic Mobility Overview - What Arlington will lose if we lose our most vulnerable and economically disadvantaged neighbors

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Donate to our
community funds

We hold a number of in-house funds dedicated to supporting our community's most pressing needs. You can support specific economic mobility initiatives, our community scholarship fund, or give to our general community fund

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charitable giving.
estate planning.
maximizing deductions.

We support advisors with all types of legal and financial events that are motivating their clients to consider charity. The Foundation provides clients the opportunity to be recognized for their giving or to remain anonymous.

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Let's talk about
your place
at the Community Foundation.

Whether you're a business executive thinking about corporate giving or a nature lover who wants to protect our parks, we'd love to hear from you.

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