Helping neighbors build more stable lives by connecting them to vital resources that solve their needs for housing, childcare, food or financial assistance.

About This Program

In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Plank DiCarlo Family Foundation donated $20,000 to be utilized to provide support to members of the at-risk community of Fairfax county.

Cornerstones is a nonprofit organization in Fairfax County, VA that promotes self-sufficiency by utilizing the power of community and the care of neighbors to provide support for members of the county in need of food, shelter, affordable housing, quality childcare, and other human services.

Cornerstones envisions “a community that values all people and shares resources and services to empower those in need to make positive life changes.” They work to make all members of the community cornerstones for the other members so that they can help build each other up.

Cornerstones provides the following services:

  • Housing / Food / Financial Assistance
  • Child Care & Youth Services
  • Community & Family Strengthening
  • Developing and Maintaining Community Resource Centers


"My family and I are very thankful to have the opportunity to support a community that is so full of life! Cornerstones provides an excellent opportunity for short term assistance which turns into long term success for the individuals and for their community.

- Scott Plank