Who We Help

We select local nonprofits or national nonprofits with a presence in Northern Virginia, provided that our grant will serve residents  in our Northern Virginia-D.C. region. Since our donations are modest, usually in the $3,000 to $5,000 range, we choose nonprofits that can use our gift to make a significant difference to those it serves. Nonprofits must be registered as a public charity.  

Our first selection for 2023 was Community Lodgings (CL) for its Weekender Bag program. CL’s mission is to lift families in underserved neighborhood of northwest Alexandria known as Arlandria-Chirilagua from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency through Transitional Housing, Affordable Housing and Youth Education Programs.  

CL’s Youth Education Program serves 113 students, grades 1-12, through its after-school and summer programs. These children receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches at school and a snack or supper at CL’s Youth Education Program weekdays. CL’s Weekender Bag program provides these students with non-perishable, no-cooking-needed food for the weekends when their parents may be working or struggling to provide enough food for them. 

For more information about them and our other past recipients, please visit Our Impact.

Our next meeting will be held on Thursday, May 4, 2023, at 7:30 pm. You can attend either in person at a location to be announced or virtually through a Zoom video call. Register here for the Zoom session.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You’ll receive an email with the link to the Zoom session a week before the meeting. 

See our Calendar of Events for details.

May 2020 Virtual Meeting