How Companies & Nonprofits Can Create Change

The Herndon, Virginia, branch of Fannie Mae has partnered with nearly a dozen Volunteers of America Chesapeake programs and offered upwards of $500,000 in grants, in-kind donations, and volunteer support over the past four years.

Donning their signature “SERVE” T-shirts, members of the housing finance giant get dirty to help beautify our premises or fill care packages for our vulnerable clients.

This past September, Fannie Mae employees helped make one of our Northern VA Community Living Centers facility a home for the five men with intellectual disabilities who reside there.

That same day, other Fannie Mae employees painted the interior of a home in Vicksburg, Virginia. They also made a garden bed and put in a new deck surface!


Back in 2015, they revitalized the Loudoun Homeless Services Center.


Here’s more of their work form June 2014:

To date, Fannie Mae has given more than $200,000 in grants and support from volunteering to beautify playgrounds, feed the hungry during lunch hour, and build gardens.

“This strategic partnership with Fannie Mae began in 2012 and has been a blessing from day one,” says Volunteers of America Chesapeake CEO Russ Snyder. “Fannie Mae and its employees have proven that they are leaders who are dedicated to using their resources to empower vulnerable communities in this region, and our relationship demonstrates the significant impact non-profits and businesses can make when they work together.”

We look forward to many more years of this wonderful partnership with Fannie Mae. Thank you for all you do!



Join Fannie Mae in empowering vulnerable men, women, and children in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. Donate to our #5WeeksofGiving campaign at


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