Share Your Story!
Impact stories are not just a great way to feature your organization's hard work, it can also inspire other nonprofits and bring new donors to your page!

Help connect others to your cause and submit a story for a chance to be featured on next week's newsletter!
Register for the Final Training & View Past Recordings

Spring2ACTion 101 and 201 recordings are now available on the website and feature everything you need to set up your page and begin making the most of Spring2ACTion 2022.

The Growing Your Team training will take place on March 23 at 9:30AM and feature a panel of nonprofits, businesses, and ambassadors to give you tips and tricks to maximize your impact, no matter the size of your organization!
Grant Funding Opportunities
Alexandria Resilience Fund

ACT recognizes the emotional and physical toll the pandemic has had on the staff at nonprofit organizations on the front lines serving Alexandrians most impacted by COVID-19 and its effects. Concerns about staff burnout and health has been the topic of many conversations with nonprofit leaders. 

The next phase of the Alexandria Resilience Fund will aim to provide grant funding for mental health and well-being support for nonprofit staff. Grant applications will be available in mid-March. ACT is seeking input from organizations about the design of this program, please contact Brandi Yee at brandi.yee@actforalexandria.org if you would like to share your ideas and experience.
Community Access & Emergency Support (CAES)

The CAES grant program will provide funding to support navigation efforts to ensure individuals are enrolled in key local, state, and federal programs and emergency financial aid that can include grocery gift cards, transportation assistance, childcare, eviction prevention, and rental assistance. The deadline to submit an application is March 8, 2022.

This program is being supported by the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds award number 21.027 awarded by the City of Alexandria, Virginia by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Tax Prep & Earned Income Tax Credit Mini Grants

Grants are now available to support outreach efforts to nonprofits that help constituents prepare for the tax filing process. Organizations can apply for grants up to $3,000 and applications will be approved on a rolling basis until the program closes on March 11.

Examples of mini grant funded activities include:

  • Outreach and awareness helping to explain the process, options for tax filing and what to expect
  • Navigating the tax filing process - assisting with acquiring necessary documents for filing, uploading photos of documents, helping filers find a free tax prep site that fits their schedule and needs
  • Providing Wi-Fi or technology access for filers
  • Hosting pop up filing events in partnership with tax experts
  • Making sure resources are accessible in multiple languages
  • Recording testimonials/stories (video, audio or written) to highlight the benefits of filing and the tax credits
  • Other ideas that are appropriate for your organization and constituents 
Questions about Spring2ACTion? Contact Brandi Yee at brandi.yee@actforalexandria.org