CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF COMMUNITY
The Arlington Community Foundation's story actually begins in San Francisco in 1989: when an earthquake devastated the city, The San Francisco Community Foundation provided critical support for people in need. This event inspired Arlington resident, The Honorable William T. Newman, Jr., to establish a similar foundation in Arlington. Newman reached out to the community, and with seed money from the Freedom Forum, the Arlington Community Foundation was born.
Since awarding the first two grants in 1993, the Foundation has increased its giving nearly every year. The formation of the Arlington Education Fund in 1995 and its scholarship program dramatically increased the Foundation's impact. As a result, the endowment has grown significantly as well.
Now, 25 years since the idea was conceived, the Arlington Community Foundation supports our diverse community through grants to both individuals and nonprofit organizations. The Foundation also offers individuals the opportunity to establish a legacy of philanthropy and give back to the community in a meaningful way.
Thank you for celebrating with us!
The Arlington Community Foundation is an independent charitable organization that actively promotes, protects and improves the quality of life for those who live or work in Arlington. Since its inception 25 years ago, the Foundation has awarded more than $8 million in grants to nonprofit organizations and educational programs; and scholarships to nearly 800 students.
For additional information on this event or the Foundation, contact:
Arlington Community Foundation
818 N. Quincy St. Suite 103
Arlington VA 22203
Tel. 703-243-4785 | Fax 703-243-4796
www.arlcf.org | email@example.com