Member Spotlight: Travis Jackson, Wythe-Bland Foundation

Wythe-Bland Foundation Location: Wytheville, Virginia Mission: Providing opportunities for innovation and collaboration to promote a healthier community. Website: This month’s “Member Spotlight” features Travis Jackson, Executive Director & CEO of the Wythe-Bland Foundation. Travis is also an Advisory Board member for VFN. Here’s a little bit more about Travis and his work in philanthropy: Describe […]

Join me for VFN’s Inaugural Conference!

Dear friends, On May 3-4, the Virginia Funders Network will host its inaugural conference in beautiful Williamsburg, Virginia. On behalf of my fellow conference Co-chairs and Planning Committee members, I invite you to join us for this inspiring two-day opportunity to gather with more than 150 of our fellow Virginia funders for in-person learning, networking, and community-building.  […]

Member Spotlight: Amy Owen, Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties

Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties Location: Leesburg, Virginia  Mission: To grow community giving. Website: This month, VFN kicks off a new “Member Spotlight” series with a feature of one of our founding Advisory Board members, Amy Owen, President and CEO of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. What are […]

Foundations on the Hill (FOTH) 2022

Happening Virtually in April Whether this is your first, your fourth, or your fourteenth FOTH (the fond nickname for Foundations on the Hill), you are invited to join Virginia Funders Network (VFN) from April 5 – 7, 2022, in learning more about how to be a better advocate for those policies that matter most to […]

Recap: Our Pre-General Assembly Legislative Briefing

The week of January 9, 2022 is an important time in Virginia politics. On January 12, the General Assembly, with its new Republican majority, convenes for a long, two-month session and, on January 15, Virginia will inaugurate its 74th Governor, Glenn Youngkin.  To help Virginia’s philanthropic community understand and prepare for these political changes, the […]

Your Guide to the American Rescue Plan Act

American Rescue Plan Act

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. The ARPA’s investment in the Commonwealth has the potential to reduce pandemic-related hardships experienced by many Virginians and […]