Ways to Give

Every donation to the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia (LCNV) helps us build a community empowered by the ability to read, write, speak, and understand English. Listed here are ways that you can support LCNV.

Donate Now

Since 1962, LCNV has worked to teach adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English so they can access employment and educational opportunities and more fully and equitably participate in the community. Your support helps LCNV to continue these efforts. Help us make a difference and donate today! 

Click here or mail a check (made out to the English Empowerment Center) to:


English Empowerment Center

2855 Annandale Road

Falls Church, VA 22042

Fluency Influencer Monthly Donation Club

Your gifts to the English Empowerment Center change the lives of those enrolled in our classes, and their empowerment strengthens the whole community. Your donations each month have a great influence: for a small amount each month, you can have a great influence: you show our learners that you value their long-term success, and you provide the English Empowerment Center with consistent resources to expand and improve our programs throughout the region. Become a Fluency Influencer today by selecting “Recurring Gift” when you make a donation.

Tribute Gifts

Give a tribute gift in memory or in honor of someone special. Make a donation to honor a loved one’s birthday, anniversary, wedding, or graduation or honor the loss of a loved one by making a donation in their memory. When you give a tribute gift through our Donate Form, we will notify a loved one of your donation through the mail or by email.

Corporate Matching Gift Program


You can make your personal donation to the English Empowerment Center go twice as far! The company that you work for may have a matching gift program (that may include volunteer hours). Ask your Human Resource Department or Community Relations Office for details and forms.

CFC, CVC, and United Way

The English Empowerment Center is a proud member organization of the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign (CVC), and the United Way of the National Capital Area. Please use the CFC Designation Code #28828, the CVC Designation Code #201310, or the United Way NCA Designation Code #8356 to help English Empowerment Center learners through your workplace giving campaign.

Qualified Charitable Distribution

If you are required to take a minimum distribution from your IRA, consult your tax professional about making a Qualified Charitable Distribution, which can reduce your taxable income.

Planned Giving


Making a planned gift to the English Empowerment Center will have lasting benefits and provide a better future for generations of adult learns to come. You can include LCNV in your plans at any stage of your life.  For more information, please contact the Development Office at 703-237-0866 or development@englishempowermentcenter.org

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the English Empowerment Center every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that the Amazon Smile Foundation will donate a portion of the purchase price to the English Empowerment Center.

Get started with these easy steps:


  1. Visit smile.amazon.com. It’s just like shopping on amazon.com.
  2. Sign in. Simply use your existing Amazon credentials. If you don’t have an account, you can create a new one.
  3. Once you’re signed in, search for “Literacy Council of Northern Virginia” in the box provided.
  4. Start shopping! After you’ve chosen your charity, your shopping experience will be the same as it is on the Amazon website. And there’s no extra cost for you at checkout! The Amazon Smile Foundation will donate 0.5% of your purchase to the English Empowerment Center.
  5. Spread the word! Once you’ve checked out, Amazon makes it easy to spread the news with your friends and family by giving you an option to share on Facebook and Twitter. Click here to sign up and start shopping.
  6. Don’t forget to continue using the smile.amazon.com website when you do future Amazon shopping. You can even make it a favorite bookmark.

Amazon Wish List


Purchase the exact item that we need to serve our learners and have it shipped directly to us! (And shop through AmazonSmile.)



Every time you shop at any of the 1,900+ online stores in the iGive network, a portion of the money you spend benefits the English Empowerment Center. It's a free service, and you'll never pay more when you reach a store through iGive. You will also enjoy iGive's repository of coupons, free shipping deals, and sales. To get started, just create your free iGive account.

Start iGiving at: www.iGive.com/LiteracyCouncilofNorthernVirginia