Grant Opportunities

ACT supports and encourages nonprofit excellence and strengthens leadership within nonprofits by investing in organizational needs. ACT has invested more than $1,000,000 in capacity-building grants to Alexandria nonprofits since 2005.

In light of our commitment to equity, ACT has adopted a trust-based approach to grantmaking that breaks down the traditional power dynamic between funder and grantee and begins to create a collaborative environment that supports listening, learning, and true partnership. We believe it will enable ACT to be more nimble and responsive to needs that arise.

See below for current grant opportunities.

ARISE Application Partner Grant

The City of Alexandria is seeking to partner with nonprofit organizations to support eligible City of Alexandria residents in accessing and successfully completing the Alexandria’s Recurring Income for Success and Equity (ARISE) guaranteed income pilot online application. The City is partnering with ACT for Alexandria to implement a competitive grant process to identify Application Partner organizations.

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Sleeves Up, ALX: COVID-19 Vaccine Partnership Grant Program

In partnership with funding from the Alexandria Health Department (AHD), ACT for Alexandria awarded grants of up to $30,000 to Community Partners to assist with COVID-19 vaccine education and outreach support across communities in Alexandria.

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Alexandria Resilience Fund

The City enlisted ACT as a partner to distribute nearly $2M in federal CARES Act funding to ensure the sustainability and health of Alexandria’s nonprofits and aid COVID-19 relief efforts. Funding will be made available in 2022.

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Community Access

Ensuring that all community members have access to services and can navigate the systems that seek to benefit them. Funding was made possible through American Rescue Plan Act and will be available soon.

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Emergency Support

Providing emergency support to Alexandrians in most need of assistance. Funding was made possible through American Rescue Plan Act and will be available soon.

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Alexandria Childcare Workforce Stabilization Grant Program

As part of the Unified Early Childhood Workforce Stabilization Initiative, the City of Alexandria is partnering with ACT to award Provider Sustainability Grants. Licensed and regulated providers in the City of Alexandria can apply for funding beginning February 2, 2022.

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