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2021 Spirit of Community: Celebrating extraordinary Arlingtonians

Spirit 2021

The annual Spirit of Community awards celebration is a unique event that attracts hundreds of attendees from all sectors of the Arlington community.

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Bilingual Guaranteed Income Client Advocate (English/Spanish)

Recruiting bilingual advocate

English/Spanish proficiency required. ACF is recruiting for a 2 year position to serve as the Program Advocate for our pilot.

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Tips and talking points for “giving while living”

lifetime giving

Do not only consider the benefits of building philanthropic components into estate plans for distribution after death, but also consider how meaningful gifts can be made during a lifetime.

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ACF scholarship recipients share stories, hope, and inspiration

You are deserving and worthy.

“When I received the scholarship, I cried. It meant an open door and new opportunities. I felt supported by my community.”

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Building an Arlington for Everyone: Urban Institute

Urban Institute Blog

An Urban Institute interview with Anne Vor der Bruegge, Arlington Community Foundation’s Director of Grants and Initiatives

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Charities and cryptocurrency: Gifts are on the rise

crytocurrency and charity

As cryptocurrencies’ profiles rise in the marketplace, people are likely to begin asking questions about the possibility of using cryptocurrency holdings as part of their charitable giving plans.

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Powerful IRA giving and legacy planning tools

designated funds

Designated funds and field-of-interest funds may not always be top of mind when you are developing philanthropy plans for your clients and their families, but they are extremely valuable tools.

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2021 Spirit of Community Award: Nominations are now open

Spirit of Community Award Call for Nominations

Arlington’s premier community change-maker award. Submit your nomination(s) by July 2.

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Sorting through 501(c) jargon

sorting through jargon

When tax season rolls around each spring, a new crop of questions may arise concerning clients’ gifts to various organizations.

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3 openers to talk about philanthropy

ice breakers for philanthropy

Dale Carnegie’s maxim, “To be interesting, be interested,” is always good advice.

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10 ways to use a donor-advised fund

donor-advised fund

A donor-advised fund is a flexible and powerful philanthropic tool that enables donors to achieve a variety of charitable and tax planning goals.

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Giving without borders

Giving beyond local

We make it our business to understand local issues within the context of regional, national, and global trends.

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AAPI Statement of Support

Stop Asian Hate

Arlington, VA – March 25, 2021 As organizations supporting marginalized … Continue reading AAPI Statement of Support

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Virtual Coffee with Ed Beckwith

Ed B

Ed Beckwith, Partner at Baker Hostetler and leading national expert … Continue reading Virtual Coffee with Ed Beckwith

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More than $500,000 in Emergency Funds Awarded to Area Nonprofits

COVID-19 Prompt Response Fund

More than 40 Arlington nonprofits have received a total of … Continue reading More than $500,000 in Emergency Funds Awarded to Area Nonprofits

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Poverty in a Pandemic Crisis: Challenges and Community Response

Pandemic community response

Arlington Community Foundation Webinar Series: Poverty in a Pandemic Crisis … Continue reading Poverty in a Pandemic Crisis: Challenges and Community Response

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Statement of Solidarity from Arlington’s Safety Net Nonprofits

Solidarity

Arlington, VA – June 4, 2020 As Arlington safety net … Continue reading Statement of Solidarity from Arlington’s Safety Net Nonprofits

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Partner Spotlight: Washington Forrest Foundation

Washington Forrest Foundation

One of Arlington Community Foundation’s oldest and closest partners is … Continue reading Partner Spotlight: Washington Forrest Foundation

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The CARES Act Explained: Potential Benefits for both Donors and Nonprofits

In times of crisis in our community, philanthropy provides a … Continue reading The CARES Act Explained: Potential Benefits for both Donors and Nonprofits

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COVID-19 Prompt Response Grants Made

COVID-19 Prompt response fund

Your donations and nonprofits working together in a time of … Continue reading COVID-19 Prompt Response Grants Made

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