Grant Opportunities

ACT launched the Alexandria Resilience Fund in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past three years, the Fund has awarded nearly $1.3M in grants to Alexandria nonprofits. With the remaining funds, ACT awarded capacity building grants that support a just and equitable Alexandria and strengthen organizational resilience.  To learn more about the Fund’s commitment to racial equity, visit the Alexandria Resilience Fund webpage: Capacity building grant priorities included:

  • Community Engagement
  • Fund Development Planning
  • Racial Equity
  • Strategic Planning

Requests up to $20,000 were accepted from September 26 – October 17.  Fifty-one organizations submitted letters of inquiry totaling $961,637.  ALIVE!, Casa Chirilagua, Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia, Community Lodgings, Community Youth Empowerment Program, ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia and Learn & Live Wholestic Health Services were each awarded $20,000 for their capacity building projects.  All selected organizations focused on incorporating community voice and advancing racial equity in their projects.

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In addition, starting this fall, Heather Jelks from Nautilus Consulting will offer professional development opportunities for those interested in building resilience among teams, executive leaders, and individual staff members.


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