Alexandria Fund for Human Services
About the Fund
The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) coordinates and administers the Alexandria Fund for Human Services (AFHS). Through a competitive grant application process, grant funding supports organizations whose programs and services address human service needs for the city’s residents across the lifespan to advance conditions in their respective environments to ensure the wellbeing, safety, self-sufficiency and resilience through equitable processes, practices and outcomes. The programs and services will reflect the City of Alexandria’s diverse communities and values. This includes community and recipient voice in practices and decision making. Additionally, AFHS will support organizations in the community positioned to offer services that are sound in practice and innovative in delivery to respond to emerging and critical human service challenges.
- All children and youth are school ready (this includes young children 0 to 5).
- All Alexandrians are socially connected, emotionally secure and culturally competent.
- All Alexandrians are economically secure and career ready.
- All Alexandrians have access to physical, dental, mental health and vision resources and services.
- All Alexandrians are assisted in and empowered to prevent and remedy crises (this includes food insecurity, evictions, and financial crises).
- Children and youth (including ages 0-5)
- Individuals with low incomes and low wealth
- Individuals with dental, physical health, mental health and vision care needs
- Individuals facing crises
- Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault
- Older Adults
- Historically marginalized communities: This population includes, but is not limited to Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC), immigrant populations (including those who lack documentation or families with mixed status), Justice involved individuals, LGBTQIA+, Persons with disabilities across the lifespan to include support for care givers, Individuals with Limited English proficiency, Unhoused /Housing Insecure /Housing Cost Burdened
Fiscal Year 2024-2026 Grantees
See a list of the AFHS fiscal year 2024 - 2026 grantees, a description of their programs and contact information. This list is organized by the priority areas that the grantees support.
Questions About the AFHS
Inquiries regarding the AFHS may be forwarded to DCHSAlexFund@alexandriava.gov.