Ensuring Strong and Stable Families and Communities in Northern Virginia
In 1970, Cornerstones was established by area religious organizations as a vehicle for people of faith and the community at large to improve the well-being of the area’s low to moderate-income individuals and families.
In the five decades since, Cornerstones has grown into a recognized leader known for its proven expertise and perseverance to connect vulnerable people with comprehensive resources that ensure stability, empowerment, and hope for the future.
We provide life-changing opportunities for more than 16,000 local families and individuals, with upwards of 5,000 children annually, grounded in the principles of compassion, equity, and inclusion.
Through our advocacy work, we create communities where all our neighbors can thrive. We support policies that:
- Build and Preserve Affordable Housing
- Invest in Connected and Resilient Children, Youth, and Families
- Provide Opportunities for Workers to Earn a Living Wage
- Advance Racial and Social Equity
Cornerstones of our Community
On September 30, 2021 we invite you to join Cornerstones for a fun and inspirational evening, in-person and virtual, honoring the many diverse leaders and partners who helped shape our work and success over the past 50 years.
By combining key elements from our well-known Best of Reston Community Service Awards, the 50th Anniversary Celebration will bring together hundreds of community and business partners, faith leaders, nonprofit allies, advocates, and past event honorees and attendees. We will celebrate our community’s milestones and plans to help rebuild the economic health, stability, and vibrancy of Northern Virginia.