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The Washington Forrest Foundation invests in opportunities for youth and families in Arlington, Virginia.

We are proud to work with our expert nonprofit partners to address gaps in opportunities in Arlington, reduce barriers to economic mobility, support health and mental health, increase access to educational programming, and foster a community that builds resilience.

Improving and enhancing the quality of life in Arlington Since 1968

The Washington Forrest Foundation is a private, family foundation that has been investing in Arlington, Virginia since 1968. Our partners include those working in the areas of Safety Net Programs, including food, housing, health and mental health, and Education and Community Development.

Our Focus

The Washington Forrest Foundation considers our grant recipients partners in a shared vision of improving the lives of Arlingtonians. We are proud to support the work of organizations addressing the following focus areas:

Safety Net Services

Safety Net Services

Providing access to basic services for all.

WFF Education Initiatives


Providing access to high quality education and programming from preschool to workforce education.

Community Development

Community Development

Support for community and leadership efforts that strengthen Arlington neighborhoods, youth and families, and increase economic mobility.


Arlington Free Clinic
Capital Caring