Alexanria Area Community Foundation

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The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) channels all grants through an online grant system. This will make it easier to receive and evaluate online applications, record decisions, and measure the outcomes using this online grants system. To apply, select the "Learn More" link associated with the grant round you are interested in. No paper applications will be accepted. All grant applications must be submitted online by midnight on the deadline.


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Alexandria "Difference Maker" Grants

Online Application Open: April 30th, 2021
Deadline: June 30 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

*****The 2020 Difference Maker grant round has been suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The AACF Board of Directors has decided to focus grant funding on crisis response. To learn more and apply for funding through the Alexandria Response Fund, visit www.communitygiving.org/covid-19.****** The Alexandria Area Community Foundation (AACF) "Difference Maker" grant round seeks to support community initiatives through a variety of grants. Programs funded will bring about positive change in the Alexandria area community. AACF Is looking to provide leadership, financial support and build a partnership that goes beyond the grant in order to advance the project or initiatives.

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Alexandria Response and Recovery Grants

Online Application Open: October 9th, 2020
Deadline: December 1, 2020 at 11:59pm

We understand and share the concerns of our communities, our donors, volunteers, staff and their families as the COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected organizations and the people they serve. The purpose of the response and recovery fund is not only to support efforts that address the impact of COVID-19 on our neighbors, but also to support financial resiliency and recovery of organizations as they transition back to fulfilling their core mission in serving our communities. The application under the response and recovery fund is more encompassing and focuses on the infrastructure, leadership and financials of the applicant.

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Bernick's Beverages and Vending Fund Grants

Online Application Open: July 1st, 2020
Deadline: August 31 at 11:59pm - Decision: See "Application Process" Section

The Bernick family started the Bernick Family Foundation to honor the legacy of its company founders by continuing the tradition of supporting organizations consistent with the family's core values, while providing leadership in responding to emerging community needs.

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Ruth McDonald Fund Grants

Online Application Open: May 1st, 2021
Deadline: June 30 at 11:59pm - Decisions Made Within 90 Days of Deadline

The Alexandria Area Community Foundation seeks to make grants that will support health and wellness in the Alexandria area - especially for the health needs of people in poverty.

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