The Chocolate Lovers Festival Committee grant is awarded to a non-profit organization(s) in the City of Fairfax, or a non-profit organization in the metropolitan Washington area that provides services directly to people who live in the City of Fairfax. We seek organizations that contribute to the common good and the community at large.
Each year, the Chocolate Lovers Festival Committee chooses a charitable organization(s) to donate a portion of the event proceeds raised during the festival.
2019 Grant Recipients
- Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program (NVTRP) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) that helps each individual realize their highest potential by providing equine-assisted activities to people with disabilities, youth-at-risk, recovering military personnel, and others in need in an inclusive, community setting. This grant will go towards a soon to be program they are creating called Pediatric Cancer Recovery Program that will bring young cancer patients together where they can rebuild their physical and emotional strength while recovering from their battle with cancer.
- Fairfax Law Foundation - Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center - The Fairfax Law Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is committed to promoting equal justice for all in Fairfax County. For more than 3 decades, this pro bono program has helped thousands of disabled and low-income residents in Fairfax City and Count navigate the judicial system in order to stay in their homes, secure their wages, confront workplace discrimination, and find solutions to ensure a healthy future for their children and families.
- City of Fairfax Band Association (CFBA) programs serve the general community at large. They provide community musicians with ensembles to perform in, youth ensembles with extended musical education outside of school as well as providing the public with numerous free performances throughout the year including the City's swearing-in ceremonies, winter and summer concerts in city parks, 4th of July parade and evening festivities for over 40 years.
Grant applications are due November 16, 2018. See link below for application.