ACTions speak louder than Words...Scott & Martha Harris remember the fun of a field trip and want to make sure local kids have fun too!
In honor of ACT's 10th anniversary, we invite you to celebrate the Foundation's many successes during its 10 years of community leadership. We are proud to have helped:
2004 Launch The Giving Circle of Alexandria
2005 Offer Capacity building grants and educational forums for local nonprofits
2006 Create Alexandria Council of Human Service Organizations (ACHSO)
2007 Launch the Center for Alexandria's Children
2008 Launch Spring For Alexandria
2009 Offered the ACT Now Fund
2010 Launch ACTion Alexandria
2011 Launch Spring2ACTion
2012 Launch partnership with Holy Cow
2013 Launch the Early Care and Education initiative
In the fall of 2002, a small group of Alexandrians came together to decide how best to stimulate philanthropic giving to improve the lives of the most vulnerable in their community
One of the several catalysts was the availability of a significant sum of public money that the family of Norma L. Steuerle, a generous, long-time Alexandria resident, transferred to ACT after Mrs. Steuerle's tragic death on September 11, 2001. After careful consideration, the group determined that a community foundation focused on Alexandria would be the right vehicle to make a deep, long lasting impact on their community.
From its launch in 2004 onward, ACT has proven its worth as a community foundation. ACT continually raises local philanthropic giving to new levels, increases the abilities of existing service agencies and organizations to help others, and brings Alexandrians together to create new solutions to community problems.
For people who want to positively impact the Alexandria community, ACT is the go-to nonprofit community organization. It is best at allocating time and money where they do the most good because ACT not only knows the community needs and has unsurpassed city relationships, but also ACT tracks contribution effectiveness and evaluates recipient performance so that you know that what you give does the most good for Alexandria. ACT...when you absolutely want to improve Alexandria.