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Fairfax County Faith Communities In Action

Faith Communities In Action is an interfaith coalition of churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, and both faith and community-based organizations gathering to learn and share information to better address human service need. This page includes information about upcoming meetings and the past FCIA sponsored events, including the September 11, 2002, community-wide remembrance, "A Day of Remembrance, An Interfaith Gathering United for Peace" and March 14, 2002, affordable housing conference, "Making Housing Affordable: Tools for Faith-Based Communities."

Fairfax County Ombudsman for Religious and Community Groups

In 1999, the Board of Supervisors established an Ombudsman to facilitate religious and community groups through the development process. Partnering with key staff members from the Department of Public Works and Environmental Services, the Department of Planning and Zoning and the Department of Transportation, the primary focus of the Ombudsman is to work with organizations who are seeking to either expand or relocate their facilities, providing insight and assistance through the various phases of the process.

Center for Faith-Based and Community Efforts, Department of Education

More Local Freedom Faith-Based & Community Efforts provides information on opportunities to improve student academic achievement. The site includes information on grant opportunties, policies and other resources.

Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Department of Health and Human Services

Includes information on Charitable Choice, funding opportunities, resources, and points of contact related to the Department of Health and Human Services.

Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Includes information about funding opportunities, volunteers, and other useful resources through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Parnerships, Department of Labor

Information about grant opportunities for small faith-based and community organizations through the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL).

Internal Revenue Service: Information on Tax-Exempt Organizations

A database of nearly 500,000 nonprofit organizations, updated quarterly, that makes it possible to find all the groups in a certain city or state or to check whether a particular group has received tax-exempt status. The site also explains the different types of tax-exempt organizations and how to apply for tax-exempt status, and it includes answers to frequently asked questions about tax-exempt organizations, I.R.S. forms that can be downloaded, and articles on topics such as unrelated-business income tax, lobbying by tax-exempt organizations, and charitable remainder trusts.

Virginia Department of Social Services, Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

The Faith-Based and Community Initiative (FBCI) was established to expand the responsibiilties of the Virginia Department of Social Services to include the facilitation of collaborations and partnerships among public agencies and faith-based and community organizations. Related Links provides information on grant opportunities and other resources. 

White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Part of the official White House web site, and includes information about policy goals, grants & resources, preserving our values and interfaith service challenges.


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