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Grant Programs

The Foundation offers several grant programs to support nonprofits working in our community. Deadlines and program guidelines vary.

Prompt Response Grants

Provide rapid support of up to $1,500 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.

To receive notification of grants, sign up here.

Arlington Education Fund Grants

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 Fall 2019 cycle is now open. Applications are due by 5:00 pm on November 8, 2019.

To apply for an Arlington Education Fund grant, click here. Tip: You will NOT be able to save your work on this application form, so save the questions in a Word document and then copy and paste your answers onto the form when you are ready to submit your application.

Homelessness Prevention

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. This program is not currently accepting applications.

STEM Workforce Development Teacher Fellowships

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 2018 cycle is now closed. Stay tuned for more information.

Community Impact Grants

The 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 has not yet been announced.