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.
2021 Grant Application TBA
2020 Grant Recipients
Fairfax Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is a non-profit organization that trains and supports thoroughly screened adult volunteers who advocate for abused children in the foster care and child welfare system. CASA volunteers advocate for the rights and needs of Fairfax's most vulnerable children with a goal of placement in a safe, loving and permanent home. Since 1979, we have served over 7,000 children in the Fairfax area. The CASA program is incredibly effective when a child is appointed to a CASA volunteer by the Court, they are more likely to find permanency, more likely to succeed in school and half as likely to re-enter the system. All children should feel safe, know love and have an adult dedicated to their well-being.
Gracing Spaces is an all-volunteer organization helping families and individuals who are transitioning from homelessness, and partners with social workers from many agencies in Fairfax County. Referrals are their eyes and ears on the community in need and key to continuity of working with the families after the apartments have been furnished by Gracing Spaces! We know that Gracing Spaces provides a start for a new beginning in Fairfax City and County.
Food for Others' mission is to distribute food to neighbors in need by mobilizing the giving community and local volunteers. Through its Power Pack program, Food for Others provides weekend backpack food for nearly 2,000 students each week at 30 FCPS schools. The Power Packs are assembled at the Food for Others warehouse by volunteers on a continuous basis throughout the school year. Once the packs are assembled, they are picked up and delivered directly to the schools. Where they are distributed to the students on Friday afternoon. Food for Others strives to make sure that no child in the community has to worry where their next meal is coming from over the weekend and are ready to learn on Monday mornings.
Thank you to our Grant Sponsor