ACT for Alexandria (ACT) raises the level and effectiveness of community engagement and giving for all in Alexandria.
At ACT for Alexandria, we care deeply about our extraordinary city and invite you to join us in providing support to those in need. ACT supports community change by:
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 11th, 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 that 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.
We were extremely saddened by the tragic events at the Boston Marathon. As a show of solidarity, we are donating 5% of the fund's raised by ACT for Alexandria to The Boston Foundation to support those impacted by this tragedy.