The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia


The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia is a visionary funder that has directed millions of charitable dollars to people in need since 1978.  Our mission is to grow philanthropy to respond to critical need and seed innovation in the region.  Comprised of donor-advised funds, permanent funds, giving circles, and other charitable endowments, the Community Foundation connects donors to the community and helps meet community needs with community resources.

Our Community Foundation serves the entire region, including Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William Counties and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park.


The Opportunity Index for Northern Virginia


The Opportunity Index is an interactive data resource created by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia that it makes available for free to the public.  Comprised of several key indicators reflecting our region’s economy, community health, civic life, and educational outcomes, The Opportunity Index is updated annually by the Community Foundation to track changes and produce trend lines over time, advancing stakeholders’ understanding of the true needs of our region. The data is disaggregated by jurisdiction and demographics, including race, age and nativity, to shine a light on the reasons why some areas in Northern Virginia have more opportunity than others. As such, The Opportunity Index will serve as a critical resource for community knowledge and strategic philanthropic giving.

Read the full report prepared by The Commonwealth Institute for Fiscal Analysis analyzing and elucidating the data available through 2015 at the time of its launch – Indicators of Success and Challenges in Northern Virginia.

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