Who We Support

This year we have selected Bridges to Independence, to receive the proceeds from our fundraising event. Bridges to Independence works to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and to meet the immediate needs of struggling families and individuals. For more information, visit https://www.bridges2.org

Northern Virginia Alliance League (NVAL) is a women’s organization that donates funds to nonprofit organizations benefiting the DC Metropolitan area. NVAL is a non-profit organization with status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Established in 1957, NVAL has raised and distributed approximately $700,000 to more than 20 nonprofit organizations serving the DC Metropolitan area. Our primary fundraiser is our annual Holiday Luncheon and fashion show in early December. We have given gifts as small as $1,000 and as large as $49,000 in previous years. We are accepting our next round of applicants beginning June 1, 2021 through August 15, 2021. Funds for this application cycle will be distributed in June 2023. The charity committee will review the applications and will invite selected non-profits to present to the entire NVAL membership for consideration of receiving funding. Membership will vote for the final non-profits in the Spring of 2022. Funding applications will be considered in areas of health, affordable housing, food assistance, human services, education and the arts serving the DC Metropolitan area. Both general operating support and project applications are eligible for consideration. Please click here to learn more about how to get started and our application process.

Since 1983, NVAL has distributed over $770,000 to our community. The beneficiaries have included the following non-profit organizations:

  • Alternative House (Second Story)
  • The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter (now Doorways for Women & Families)
  • Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
  • Arlington Free Clinic
  • Arlington Hospital Foundation
  • Arlington Pediatric Center
  • Borromeo Housing, Inc.
  • Child Development Center of Northern Virginia
  • Computer CORE
  • Culmore Clinic
  • Family Respite Center (aka Alzheimer’s Family Day Center)
  • Friends of Guest House
  • Hospice of Northern Virginia
  • Madison Day Care Center
  • The Yellow Ribbon Fund

Total amount donated: $770,106.04