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ACTion Alexandria is a web-based platform that brings together neighbors and local nonprofit organizations to exchange ideas, coordinate efforts, and solve problems in our community.

How does ACTion Alexandria work?

ACTion Alexandria works closely with local government and nonprofit organizations to collect and prioritize community needs and turn them into actions and challenges for citizens.

  • Each week, ACTion Alexandria features a new action that targets the need of a local nonprofit organization in the form of donations of goods, services, and/or funds.
  • Citizens can help solve large-scale community problems by submitting their solutions to challenges hosted on the site.


How To Use This Site

I'm a community member

  • Visit the Challenge section to see what community problems you might be able to help solve or submit your Idea for how to make Alexandria a better place to live. 
  • Check out the Action Center for ways you can help right now.
  • Is there a problem you'd like to see solved? Tell us about it, or share your own Idea. Create a profile, add an Idea, and start blogging!


I work for a nonprofit

  • Add your organization to ACTion Alexandria to increase awareness of your organization and find new supporters. Your organization must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The Community Manager reviews all requests.
  • Add your organization's events from your account.Start your own actions on the site from your account.
  • Blog about your organization's events, actions, and whatever else you'd like to blog about as long as it meets our community standards.Help increase public awareness and increase support for the local nonprofit community.


I own a local business

  • Invest in the future of Alexandria by supporting local nonprofit organizations working to improve Alexandria’s quality of life.
  • Provide philanthropic opportunities for your employees.


Please contact ACTion Alexandria’s Community Manager with your questions or for more information on how you can be a part of this exciting new initiative.

Kerrin Epstein
Community Foundation Associate 
ACTion Alexandria, an ACT for Alexandria initiative