Ways to Give

A Gift That Lasts

Whether you're an individual, a corporation, or a NOVA employee, the NOVA Foundation can help you support our students and faculty through generous donations, providing you with valuable benefits in return.

Individual Giving

An individual gift to the NOVA Foundation Scholarship is just the beginning. There are countless ways for you to make a difference in the lives of NOVA students, faculty, and staff. Options to donate include gifts to our general fund and our Student Emergency Aid fund. Donations for student scholarships can be made to an existing scholarship, or you can create an annual named or a perpetual endowed scholarship.


Corporate Giving

Partnering with NOVA is a wise investment in the future—and a smart choice for your corporation. We strive to engage businesses and develop partnerships in ways that will benefit both the College and your business. Companies may offer scholarship or other student support, endow professorships, support faculty development, name spaces on campus, empower academic or workforce programs, build important recruiting relationships. or make in-kind donations. Working with NOVA can advance your corporation’s strategic positioning, mission, and goals. It can also lay the foundation for future business owners.

Payroll Deduction

NOVA employees can also contribute to the Foundation's charitable work through payroll deductions. Available as one-time and continuous donations, payroll deductions can be applied to the Annual Fund or to a specific scholarship or campus project. Payroll Deductions are one of the easiest ways you can give back to the community by creating new opportunities for NOVA students, faculty, and staff.

Matching Gifts

Companies of all sizes match donations their employees make to nonprofits because it’s an easy, structured way for them to support good work in their communities. A company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program (CSR) is an important way to attract and retain employees while elevating their reputation in their communities. 

We encourage all donors to check with their employers to see if the company will match their donations. While many companies match at a 1:1 ratio, some match charitable contributions at 2:1 or more. Check with your employer and then contact us at foundation@nvcc.edu or 703-323-3023 to learn more.