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Who does OP3 work with to develop partnerships?

  • Companies that Care: Companies show their support for the County by sharing their facilities, resources, expertise, volunteers, and financial contributions. There are many companies who are active in the community and have graciously donated resources. >>
  • County Agencies and Initiatives: Partnership liaisons in County agencies help OP3 identify priority needs and opportunities. OP3 develops a link with potential business partners that have parallel interests. We offer training and host discussion groups with County affiliated foundations and nonprofits.
  • Chambers of Commerce and Business Organizations: OP3 works with Chambers of Commerce throughout the county, Business Councils, service organization, etc. Examples: McLean Nonprofit Forum, Dulles "Beyond the Dollar" series.
  • Community Nonprofits and Service Organizations: OP3 works with organizations like Volunteer Fairfax to increase awareness of volunteer opportunities with County agencies. OP3 also works with Leadership Fairfax to engage LFI graduates in community leadership and skill-based projects.

OP3 receives partnership requests from many different organizations. The requests are reviewed and must meet three main criteria to be considered.

Established Partnerships
OP3 is proud to have initiated, developed, and launched a number of successful partnerships.

Fairfax Community Connection LogoFairfax Community Connections: A virtual collaboration of groups that includes non-profit organizations, chambers of commerce, Leadership Fairfax, businesses and other groups in Fairfax County focused on finding and sharing volunteer opportunities. This is a central place for people to go to find out how to make a difference and share success stories about how they made a difference. Learn more

Volunteer Fairfax: Since 1975, Volunteer Fairfax as served as the respected leader of community volunteerism in Fairfax County and beyond, providing services and programs that mobilize the nonprofit community and offering meaningful opportunities for citizens to engage in the community.

Sports Marketing LogoFairfax County Sports Committee: Originally convened by OP3, several Fairfax County organizations have formed a public-private partnership to expand the area's lineup of sports competitions and related initiatives to enrich the quality of life of community residents. Learn more

Broadband CNCT LogoBroadband CNCT: Cox Communications and OP3 connected an underserved local neighborhood with high-speed broadband access at a discounted service rate provided by Cox. Refurbished computers were provided to families with FCPS children along with education software and training on how to use school and community internet resources to strengthen family connections with school and improve academic outcomes. Learn more

Fairfax County Restoration ProjectFairfax County Restoration Project: Local businesswoman, Amy Gould, and OP3 created FCRP in an effort to bring together a variety of organizations to address the soil restoration, wildlife, and plant issues being created by the HOT Lanes Project. FCRP's goal is to foster relationships between state, county, business, and non-profit organizations for the purpose of finding ways to work together to improve the County's quality of life. Learn more

Fathers In Touch Fathers In Touch: OP3 facilitated a partnership agreement between the Capital Youth Empowerment Program (CYEP), Fairfax County Department of Family Services, and the University of Maryland to provide parenting classes for fathers. Fathers In Touch, a program created by the CYEP, was developed to address the fatherless home epidemic that is prevalent in our society. The program's objective is to develop committed, responsible fathers who establish values for their children and provide a nurturing environment for their family. Learn more

Computer Learning Center PartnershipComputer Learning Center Partnership (CLCP): OP3 convened a partnership between CSC Corporation and the Fairfax County Department of Community Recreation Services to fully fund CLCP program in the Kingsley Commons housing development in Falls Church. CSC will provide support to the Kingsley Commons CLCP through a gift of $150,000 over a three-year period. Learn more

Medical Care for Children Logo Medical Care for Children Partnership (MCCP): Established in 1986, MCCP is an exciting public private partnership that is a proven model of community problem-solving. MCCP-eligible children have working parents whose incomes are too high for Medicaid but too low to be able to afford health care. The MCCP Foundation works to ensure that every child receives the medical and dental care needed to thrive and realize his or her dreams of good health. Learn more



Learn about OP3 Partnerships
Check out some of our Successful Partnerships.

Elements of Effective Partnerships
Use these 10 steps as a guideline for developing effective partnerships.

Partnership Agreement
This agreement serves as a guide for what is included in a partnership agreement.



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