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Did you know that over 50,000 FCPS students are living in poverty and cannot afford basic school supplies or backpacks?

Collect for Kids brings together nonprofits (including the Foundation), government, businesses, and faith-based groups in an effort to provide necessary supplies to students across Fairfax County. Collect for Kids can turn $1 into $3 dollars of school supplies and provide a student with a new backpack filled with school supplies for about $20.

Here's how you can get involved:

1. MAKE A DONATION through our online portal and designate the funds to Collect for Kids!

Donate to Collect For Kids Now!

2. Conduct a BACKPACK DRIVE at your business!


3. Assist with a resource fair or distribute supplies!

Let’s be sure every student starts school with the tools they need to be successful!

To find out more, check out the Collect for Kids Website.




Northrop Grumman & Kids r First Named 2016 FCPS Outstanding Business and Community Partners

FCPS and the Foundation have named Northrop Grumman Corporation as the 2016 Outstanding Business Partner, and Kids R First as the 2016 Outstanding Community Partner. Both organizations were recognized at the FCPS Honors on June 8th, an event which celebrates FCPS educators and those who support them.

Photo of Northrop Grumman receiving Outstanding Business Partner Award

Northrop Grumman was recognized for more than 25 years of support to Chantilly Academy and Chantilly High School. The company provides professionals who volunteer their time to work with students, and donations and grants totaling more than $50,000.

Photo of Kids r First receiving Outstanding Community Partner Award

Kids r First, an all-volunteer organization, partners with FCPS through the Collect for Kids effort and is committed to providing school supplies to all students from low income families. In 2015-2016, Kids r First purchased over 319,000 supplies for students in need.

The Foundation Receives Matching Grant for Cyber Program

The Foundation secured $25,000 in funding to match a challenge grant from the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and launch Cyber Patriot in FCPS Middle Schools. Funding will support CyberPatriot afterschool programs in 10 middle schools in the 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 school years, with the goal of giving students earlier exposure to cybersecurity.

expanding Visions at Herndon Middle School
photo of herndon middle school students at air and space museum

Students at Herndon Middle School toured a Boeing exhibit at the National Air & Space Museum. View the video

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