Inova Awards Record $1 million in Health Equity Grants to Local Nonprofits

Falls Church, VA – Inova Health System has awarded $1 million in Health Equity Grants to 23 Northern Virginia nonprofit organizations, the largest level of funding to date for this grants program. The grants were awarded to organizations whose initiatives aim to improve health equity and support under-resourced communities with unmet healthcare needs. Applicants were required to propose programs that demonstrate clear, reasonable, attainable, and measurable impacts. All grants support Inova’s commitment to providing access to healthcare and health education that improves and maintains the wellbeing of the Northern Virginia community.

“This year, Inova significantly increased its grant fund and refocused our program to specifically address local health equity needs,” said J. Stephen Jones, MD, President and CEO, Inova. “Meeting the healthcare needs of the Northern Virginia community is our priority at Inova, and we are grateful to these dedicated nonprofit organizations whose work complements ours and will significantly improve the health of our community.”

Inova issues requests for Health Equity Grant proposals annually, encouraging nonprofit organizations to partner in meeting the diverse healthcare needs of our communities. This year, Inova received a record 90 grant proposals from nonprofits requesting a total of $4 million. In 2021, Inova awarded $240,000 to 14 nonprofit organizations in Northern Virginia through the (then named) Community Health Fund.

For more information on the Health Equity Grants and other Inova Community programs, visit

2022 Health Equity Grant Recipients:

ACT for Alexandria
Arm & Arm
Boat People SOS, Inc.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington
Capital Area Food Bank
Capital Youth Empowerment Program
ENDependence Center of Northern Virginia
Family Counseling Center of Greater Washington
Food for Others, Inc.
INMED Partnerships for Children
Loudoun Education Foundation
Loudoun Hunger Relief
Loudoun Literacy Council
National Alliance on Mental Illness-Northern Virginia
Our Minds Matter
SCAN of Northern Virginia
SevaTruck Foundation
The Heart Leaf Center
The Women’s Center
Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
Youth for Tomorrow

About Inova
Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 20,000 team members care for patients through more than 2 million visits annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.  

Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.

Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at

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