ACT for Alexandria

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Submit a Request for Funding

The ACT Now Fund is currently accepting applications from 501c3 organizations that serve City of Alexandria residents and are seeing an increase in the need for services from vulnerable Alexandrians as a result of the shutdown.  Organizations can request up to $5,000 every 30 days.  Grants will be given to support a broad range of programs and services.  Priority will be given to help meet short-term, unanticipated emergency services (food, housing, financial assistance, child care assistance and mental health servi

Ways You Can Take Action!

Help Those Affected by California Wildfires

You can help families and communities most affected by the recent wildfires in California by sending dollars directly to organizations on the front lines of relief and recovery efforts.  Financial donations are the best way to  provide support during natural disasters; money allows organizations on-on-the-ground to by supplies, provide food and shelter, etc now and throughout the recovery period. 

Give and Make Alexandria Stronger

Chances are, you have a tremendous amount of pride being an Alexandrian!  It’s no surprise that companies like Amazon and others are choosing to make a home in our community.  Our community is a beautiful city with a rich, complex history and an extraordinary legacy from our forebears.  We appreciate our neighbors – new comers and long-term residents alike – and view our diversity as a strength. We have amazing nonprofits that work hard every day to improve the lives of Alexandrians.

Donor Advised Funds and the New Tax Law

Did you know you can use donor advised funds to address different income tax implications?  Of course, most people use donor advised funds, also called DAFs, as a philanthropic tool.  People set up DAFs with ACT because they want a partner who can help increase the effectiveness of their giving and they want to be a part of a collective effort that is strengthening our community. 

Help Ensure Everyone in Alexandria is Counted!

Although we are still in 2018, 2020 will be here before we know it. And that means we need to get ready for the 2020 Census now. 

The U.S. Constitution requires the federal government to conduct a national census every 10 years. Census data is used to inform the makeup of congressional districts.  It determines how much of the $400B in federal funding for schools, roads and critical government services such as Head Start, Medicare, school breakfast programs, etc. will flow to Alexandria.  It also guides planning decisions for businesses and civic leaders.

Help those affected by Hurricane Florence

You can help families and communities most affected by Hurricane Florence by sending dollars directly to organizations on the front lines of the hurricane relief and recovery efforts.  Financial donations are the best way to  provide support during natural disasters; money allows organizations on-on-the-ground to by supplies, provide food and shelter, etc now and throughout the recovery period. 

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