CARE Awards

The CARE Awards applications are closed. For more information on the evaluation process and timing, click here.

For nearly 30 years, Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) has presented the CARE Awards to recognize outstanding companies proactively making our region a better place for everyone to work, live, and play. The CARE Awards commend companies using outstanding culture and employee engagement strategies to create the best places to work across the DC Metro Region. The past year has been extraordinary, with employers needing to show their CARE-ing spirit now more than ever before. We are excited to celebrate companies that are aligned with the mission of CARE in the fall. More details will be released as the time approaches.

If you have questions, please contact Sara Kreitzer at skreitzer@nvfs.org or 571.748.2560.


Check out the first-ever 2021 CARE Report!

The tragedies of this pandemic in terms of human life are overwhelming, and the number of unemployed and hungry are tragically huge. However, in the corporate world there have been silver linings. There have been hero disrupters among the difficulties, and these may well stay with us for the longterm. Leadership and management eyes have been opened to new ways of doing business, and these newly opened eyes may well lead us to renewed prosperity over time.

This report will explore what some of our past CARE Award winners and community of champions have learned during the 2020 disruptions. These disruptions to business as usual have been due both to COVID-19 and to increased understanding of the urgent need to confront issues of social injustice.


Thank you to all the attendees of the 2021 CARE-ing Community Conversation for joining the discourse about family-friendly workplaces, community stewardship, and collaboration.

We’d like to give a big thank you to our CARE-ing Community Conversation Sponsors!


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Nearly 30 years of CARE

CARE’s Importance and Benefits

Leaders from winning companies share the impact of the CARE Awards over the past 25 years and what they expect to see in the years ahead

“The CARE Awards is one of the most important programs Custom Ink participates in because the application process forces our company to thoroughly analyze what we offer, how well we do it and, most importantly, its actual value to our team.” — Marc Katz, CEO of Custom Ink

CARE Awards: Your Need to Know

CARE Awards 101

Stephanie Berkowitz and George Lane speak to the importance of NVFS’ CARE Awards and the impact since 1992.