ACT for Alexandria

ACT for Alexandria: A Community Foundation

ACT for Alexandria is Alexandria’s Community Foundation. For more than 15 years, ACT has worked with donors, nonprofits, and civic leaders to turn ideas into action and resources into results. We are dedicated to improving the lives of people in Alexandria by:

  • Helping people who care about Alexandria amplify the impact of their giving. 
  • Supporting the critical programs and services of Alexandria nonprofits. 
  • Working with members of the community to develop solutions for Alexandria’s most pressing challenges.
Take advantage of the tax benefits of giving!  The 2020 CARES Act provides unique opportunities to maximize the benefits of giving!




Allyship Learning Series

Are you interested in learning to be a more effective ally for racial equity? Join us for the Allyship series! This fast-paced workshop hosted by Whitney Parnell of Service Never Sleeps will give you the tools to:
  • promote racial equity within your organization
  • be an active ally for racial justice through methods of naming white privilege
  • center people of color
  • navigate intersectionality across identities
  • continue your own self-work journey
You will leave this workshop committed to the Allyship lifestyle, and prepared to facilitate change in your own workspace.
This two-part workshop will take place on March 11 and 12 from 9:30AM - 12:30PM. Please only register if you are able to attend both sessions. Click here to learn more and to register.


Allyship in Action Cohort Program

If you have completed an Allyship workshop and still seek to take a deeper dive into Allyship, you can register for Allyship in Action. This six month cohort series will provide participants the opportunities to proactively exercise Allyship in structured group settings of accountability and support led by Whitney Parnell. Click here to learn more and to register.
Please note: this series is only open to those who have taken the Service Never Sleeps Allyship workshop through ACT for Alexandria.



Save the Date: Spring2ACTion2021 is April 28

On April 28, our community will come together for 24 hours to give back to the community we love. Thanks to YOU, last year we were able to raise $2.4M for 156 nonprofit organizations serving Alexandria. 
Whether you’re a nonprofit, a donor who would like to give or fundraise for your favorite nonprofit, a business, or an individual looking to champion the entire event, there is a place for everyone to get involved!  Be sure to follow ACT's social media for updates about Spring2ACTion. Click here to learn more and to get involved.




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