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ARLINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

aka ACF   |   Arlington, VA   |  www.arlcf.org

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Mission

The Arlington Community Foundation uses the power of philanthropy and its role as community convener and catalyst to improve the quality of life in Arlington and beyond.

Ruling year info

1992

President & CEO

Ms. Jennifer Owens

Main address

4601 N Fairfax Drive, Suite 1050

Arlington, VA 22203 USA

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EIN

54-1602838

NTEE code info

Public Foundations (T30)

Community Foundations (T31)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

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Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Personalized Philanthropy

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Population(s) Served
Adults

Arlington Community Foundation has a well-established Annual Scholarship Program that, over the last decade, has awarded more than $5 million to Arlington students attending college. Generous individuals, families, companies and organizations fund the scholarships, which have their own unique eligibility criteria.

Population(s) Served
Students

With a unique birds eye view of Arlington, ACF serves as a community convener, nonprofit reserve fundholder and grantmaker, and driver of major community initiatives and in-house community impact funds to create economic opportunities and prevent displacement, with a special focus on deeply affordable housing, deeply affordable childcare, and pathways to living wages.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Council on Foundations Accredited

Community Foundations National Standards 2024

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total dollar amount of scholarship awarded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Scholarship

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donor-advised funds

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We share the feedback we received with the people we serve, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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ARLINGTON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

Board of directors
as of 04/05/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tanja Castro

CastroHaase PLLC

Term: 2023 -

Michael George

Krysta Jones

Susan T Anderson

Dulce Carrillo

Tanja Castro

Deb Gandy

Ashley Goff

Kevin Jones

Joe McMahon, Jr.

Ambari Pinto

Patricia Rodriguez

Jade Gong

Dana Laidhold

Madelka McCalla

Nancy McEldowney

Carmen Oviedo

William Dolan

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/5/2024

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/05/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.