Get Ready to Give!!!
Alexandria, VA – Spring2ACTion, Alexandria’s community-wide Giving Day, is planned for April 28, 2021. This is a time when Alexandrians come together, uplift one another and support the organizations that serve our community in the best of times and during challenging times. The fundraiser is an indispensable platform for local nonprofits to engage the community and raise critical funds. April 28th is the 11th annual Spring2ACTion and the goal is to engage 10,000+ donors to raise $2.5 Million for the community we love. Last year’s 10th annual online giving event was another record-breaker, generating $2.45 Million for 156 Alexandria nonprofits in just 24 hours, an increase of $386,455 over 2019.
Since its inception in 2011, Spring2ACTion has raised nearly $13 Million for local nonprofits. Hosted by ACT for Alexandria, Spring2ACTion is the only city-wide giving day in the region designed to strengthen the impact of local nonprofits. In addition to awarding $25,000 in prizes to the nonprofits raising the most dollars and most donors, ACT, Alexandria’s community foundation, will leverage additional dollars from Donor Advised Fund holders to provide hundreds of thousands of dollars in matching grants and gifts.
Many nonprofit organizations are continuing to see the increased needs brought on by the pandemic such as experiencing the hardship of pivoting programs, staff reduction and decreased funding. There are so many incredible stories about the impact of this giving day.
Where does the money go?
Last year’s funds supported an emergency shelter, virtual and outdoor dance and movement classes, meals for families, supplies for virtual afterschool programming, blinking lights to keep pedestrians safe after dark, financial assistance for rent and utilities, online playgroups and parenting tips, health care and COVID testing, and much more. Spring2ACTIon is an event where we can give back to the community we love, standing together in solidarity and generosity. ACT is excited to share more of these stories in our partnership with the Zebra’s Z-TV and special programming in the weeks leading up to April 28.
“We are so proud to be part of such a generous community” says Heather Peeler, President and CEO of ACT for Alexandria. “Spring2ACTion is an opportunity for all Alexandrians to come together to support the nonprofits that are essential to our City.”
How local businesses participate
The local business community is also playing a role in supporting Alexandria nonprofits in a big way. Businesses will be participating in a Business Fundraiser mini competition, rallying their employees, clients and customers to give to organizations they love and discover new ones. New this year will be a friendly competition between the Old Town Business Association and the Del Ray Business Association to see who can raise the most dollars and donors for Alexandria nonprofits. Last year participating businesses raised $87,000 for nonprofit organizations. Many others will support the day by offering food promotions and donating a percentage of sales to organizations.
Spring2ACTion is hosted by ACT for Alexandria, the community foundation. Sponsors include: City of Alexandria, Surviving Survivors Fund, Virginia Tech Innovation Campus, The Patterson Group TTR | Sotheby’s, Seward Group TTR | Sotheby’s, ESP Tea & Coffee, Burke & Herbert Bank, John Marshall Bank, Sikich, Verdence Capital Advisors, The Giving Girls Fund, and The Torpedo Factory Office Building. ACT Annual Partners include: Colonial Parking, McEnearney Associates, and Reingold. Media Partners include: Alexandria Living Magazine, Alexandria Times and the Zebra Press and its Z-TV Network. Spring2ACTion is hosted on the GiveGab platform.
To learn more about Alexandria’s Giving Day, please visit: Spring2ACTion.org
Did you know Alexandria Had All These Non-Profits? Make Sure You Earmark Funds for Your Favorites!!
[Editor’s Note: This is a list of the participating nonprofits at press time—be sure to check Spring2ACTion.org to see final list.]
ACT for Alexandria
Alexandria Choral Society
Alexandria Citizens Band
Alexandria Crew Boosters, Inc.
Alexandria Families for Safe Streets
Alexandria Film Festival
Alexandria Housing Development Corporation
Alexandria Jaycees Foundation
Alexandria Library Foundation
Alexandria Little League
Alexandria Police Foundation
Alexandria Police Youth Camp
Alexandria Resilience Fund
Alexandria Seaport Foundation
Alexandria Soccer Association
Alexandria Symphony Orchestra
Alexandria Titans Youth Football
Alexandria Tutoring Consortium
American Red Cross – Alexandria
Animal Welfare League of Alexandria
Arcadia Food, Inc.
Arts on the Horizon
At Home in Alexandria
Athenaeum | Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association
Beverley Hills Church Preschool
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
Brave Spirits Theatre
Capital Youth Empowerment Program
Caring Hearts Rescue
Catholic Charities Diocese of Arlington
Center for Alexandria’s Children
Choreographers Collaboration Project
Christ Church Outreach Ministries
Communities in Schools of NOVA (CIS NOVA)
Del Ray Artisans
Dream Project Inc.
Educational Opportunities for Alexandrians (EOA)
Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc
Ewald Parkour Park Project
Four Mile Run Conservatory Foundation
Friends of Guest House
Friends of ROAM
Friends of Rocky Versace
Friends of the Alexandria Mental Health Center
George Mason Elementary PTA
Grace Episcopal Church Alexandria Food Pantry
Greater Alexandria Young Life
Hearts of Empowerment
Historic Alexandria Museums
Homeward Trails Animal Rescue Inc.
Hunger Free Alexandria
Inova Community Health Programs
Jane Franklin Dance
Kathy Wilson Foundation
Kelley Cares Foundation
Kids Soccer Fund
King Street Cats
Kiwanis Club of Alexandria
Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden
Literacy Council of Northern Virginia
Local Motion Project
Metropolitan School of the Arts
Mother of Light Center
Mount Vernon at Home
National Breast Center Foundation
Northern Virginia Family Service
Nueva Vida (New Life)
OAR of Arlington, Alexandria, and Falls Church, VA
Operation Paws for Homes
Optimist Club of Alexandria Foundation Inc
Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria
Patrick Henry School PTA
PK Move Inc.
Potomac Crescent Waldorf School
Project Discovery of Alexandria
Project ID & Spread The Vote
PTA Council of Alexandra (PTAC)
Rebuilding Together DC & Alexandria
Restoration Immigration Legal Aid (RILA)
Saint Rita Catholic School
Scholarship Fund of Alexandria
Senior Services of Alexandria
Society of St. Vincent dePaul, St. Mary Chapter
Space of Her Own, Inc. (SOHO)
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
Stop Child Abuse Now of Northern Va
T.C. Williams Baseball Boosters, Inc
Tails High Inc
Tenants and Workers United – Inquilinos Y Trabajadores Unidos
The Alexandria Kinderchoir
The Ballyshaners, Inc.
The Campagna Center
The Child & Family Network Centers
The Fund for Alexandria’s Child
The Men’s Home
The Spitfire Club
Titan Robotics (T.C. Williams H.S.) FRC 5587
Together We Bake
UpCycle Creative Reuse Center
Velocity Bicycle Cooperative
Voices for Virginia’s Children
Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic Association (WMPA)
Wesley Housing Development Corporation of Northern Virginia
Wildlife Rescue League
William Ramsay PTA