About Us

The Northern Virginia Health Foundation makes strategic grants to nonprofit organizations that address the health care needs of residents of Northern Virginia, with particular emphasis on those who live in Alexandria City, Arlington County, Fairfax City and Fairfax County.  The Foundation will focus its grantmaking on those organizations that address the Foundation's priorities and promote its values.

Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $5.9 million in grants to organizations that:

  • Increase access to primary care, mental health, oral/dental health, and/or specialty care for low income uninsured or underinsured residents of Northern Virginia
  • Are responding to emerging community needs


The Foundation at a Glance:

Our Vision

To build the capacity of the Northern Virginia community to be and stay healthy

Our Mission

To improve the health of Northern Virginians, with an emphasis on the health and healthcare of low-income uninsured or underinsured persons and health education, prevention of disease and wellness programs.

Our Values

Several important values will guide the Foundation's work:

  • Stewardship
  • Health Equity
  • Leveraging
  • Systems level change
  • Organizational Effectiveness
  • Information-driven decision-making

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