In one of the most affluent counties in the region, Britepaths still has its work cut out for it. Most clients are single parents working multiple jobs and earning an average of just $22,000 a year. Food Bridge provides short-term assistance to help them over rough spots with four to six months of groceries while Project Bridge offers case management and workforce development. The Naomi Project works with at-risk pregnant women, and the Financial Literacy Program teaches basic budgeting and financial skills that empower people to take control of their lives. Mentoring takes matters further, working with motivated clients to create a spending plan, organize bills, review credit reports, and develop action plans. Back-to-School provides backpacks, calculators, and school supplies to low-income children in Fairfax public schools, and as a partner of the Collect for Kids consortium it makes deeply discounted purchases and reaches more kids. Holiday Assistance means food, gifts, and joy for struggling families during stressful times. There are so many ways that you can help!

Headquarters: VA-Fairfax County

Where They Operate: VA-Fairfax County; VA-City of Fairfax; VA-City of Falls Church

Age Groups Served: All

Population(s) Served: Low- to Moderate-Income Community Members

  • Number of hours of volunteer work we record annually:   8,100
  • Number of volunteers who work with us annually:   2,800
  • Clients receiving financial mentoring, counseling or budget classes annually:   670
  • Students receiving school supply assistance annually:   2,500

Awards & Recognition

Non-Profit of the Year, Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce's Greater Washington Good Business Awards, June 2019
Best Charity in Northern Virginia, Virginia Living Magazine, June 2015
Human Rights Award, Fairfax County Commission on Human Rights' 32nd Annual Human Rights Award Ceremony, April 2010
Honorable Mention for Heritage Award, City of Fairfax Economic Development Authority, May 2009


Budget (FY2015)

  • $3 million or higher
  • $1 million to $3 million
  • The current budget for Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread) is: $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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