VFN had a great inaugural year! Check out our Annual Report to learn how we worked with members this year to advance our mission of building a connected, collaborative philanthropic community that advances opportunities for all Virginians. Specifically, we focused on:
The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was signed into law on March 11, 2021, enacting one of the largest economic relief programs in U.S. history. Of the bill’s $1.9 trillion, nearly $7 billion is designated for Virginia.
ARPA’s investment in the Commonwealth has the potential to reduce pandemic-related hardships experienced by many Virginians and begin to set the stage for a strong recovery that benefits all of our state’s communities and residents. At the Virginia Funders Network, we believe that philanthropy has an opportunity to work in partnership with local and state government officials as they begin to make allocation decisions to ensure strategic allocation of these public dollars to help Virginians thrive in a post-pandemic world.
We are pleased to release a toolkit and resource guide designed to help funders across Virginia engage in the strategic allocation, distribution, and use of ARPA funds in their local communities. We hope this resource guide is useful for you and your colleagues as you work to ensure that all communities and residents across Virginia have the resources they need to thrive post-pandemic.