Federal Acquisition Strategies, LLC is proud to support several charitable organizations in the Northern Virginia area. The organizations we support reflect the values and traditions of the company founders and their own lifetime of service to their fellow Americans.  Our employees also support these organizations by volunteering their time and monetary giving.   We are proud to join our employees in supporting the charitable organizations our employees support.

We support these outstanding organizations.  Please take some time to visit the websites of each organization.  Perhaps you might be persuaded to support them as well.

The Arlington Free Clinic

arlington-free-clinicThe Arlington Free Clinic provides free, high-quality medical care to low-income, uninsured Arlington County adults through the generosity of private donations and volunteers. The clinic is located in Arlington County, Virginia near the Columbia Pike and Walter Reed Dr intersection.

Through the AFC, patients have access to a full range of medical services that are provided on-site within a primary care setting. Other services, including diagnostic procedures, are provided by community partners. Comprehensive care includes:

  • Primary care
  • Specialty medical care in anesthesiology, cardiology, dermatology, endocrinology, ENT, gastroenterology, hematology, nephrology, oncology, ophthalmology, optometry, orthopedics, pathology, podiatry, psychiatry, pulmonology, radiology, rheumatology, surgery and urology
  • Women’s health including annual screening for cervical cancer and access to free mammography for women aged 40 and above
  • Mental health
  • Physical therapy
  • Pharmacy services
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Patient Education Programs in Breast Health, Diabetes Care, Nutrition, Asthma Care, Osteoporosis, Oral Health
  • Patient Support Groups

Federal Acquisition Strategies, LLC co-owner/partner Mark Buchholz is a volunteer for the Arlington Free Clinic.

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program

Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding ProgramThe Northern Virginia Therapeutic Riding Program, located in Clifton, VA, provides equine-assisted activities to children and adults with disabilities, youth-at-risk, military service personnel, and their families in an inclusive, community setting.

There is an opportunity for everyone at NVTRP, whether it is a child diagnosed with autism, cerebral palsy or Down syndrome; a young teen coping with the effects of abuse; an elderly adult who now uses a wheelchair and lives with the vestiges of polio; or a veteran regaining life’s balance while recovering from an amputation, brain injury or post traumatic stress disorder. NVTRP helps to build and focus on students’ abilities, rather than disabilities by providing high-quality therapeutic riding and hippotherapy. NVTRP also offers riding lessons and summer camp to people without disabilities through Fairfax County Park Authority.

For over thirty years NVTRP has helped riders to recognize the unexpected potential in their lives. Students improve fitness level and mobility through programs by gaining core strength, muscle control and balance. Working closely with horses and volunteers inspires students to build self-esteem and further socialization, and also helps to provide both students and their families with a sense of community and belonging.

NVTRP is accredited and nationally recognized by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Int’l). Lessons are taught by PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructors who are assisted by up to three volunteers per rider. This type of structure and supervision enables riders to participate in a challenging, physically active sport that gives them confidence and a sense of accomplishment.

Furthermore, NVTRP recently partnered with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center allowing even more recovering service members to participate in the program.

Employee Input to Our Charitable Giving

Our employees participate in the decision-making about Federal Acquisition Strategies charitable giving.  We ask our employees to nominate charitable organizations they support for the company’s charitable giving.  These are organizations our employees support through their volunteer time or their contributions. 

Our company has provided financial contributions to the following charitable organizations because of our employee’s own involvement.  We encourage you to visit these organizations, learn more about them and decide for yourself if you can also support them financially or through your own time.


Seeking Visions, Gaining Success Foundation (SVGS Foundation)


This organization raises scholarship money each year to give to a deserving and committed African American male to attend a historically black institution for college. Their mission is to establish a firm financial foundation for their community to stand on in order to bridge the gap between financial access and future opportunities.

It was originally founded in 2018, however the group has documented fundraising efforts dating back to 2015 initiated by a group of ambitious young men.

DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen

This organization is an iconic nonprofit and social enterprise that combats hunger and poverty through job training and job creation. The organization provides hands-on 12-week culinary job training for individuals facing high barriers to employment while creating living wage jobs and bringing nutritious, dignified food where it is most needed. They help prepare formerly homeless, unemployed or underemployed individuals many of whom are returning citizens, in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction or have faced other life debilitating events.

DCCK’s social ventures include serving scratch-cooked farm-to-school meals in DC schools, delivering fresh, affordable produce to corner stores in neighborhoods without supermarkets, and operating a fast-casual cafe.

End Hunger in Calvert County

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This organization works with individuals to create permanent solutions that help move them from dependency to self-sufficiency. Just this past year, End Hunger in Calvert County facilitated the distribution of nearly 2 MILLION pounds of food to their 73 partner feeding organizations. They feed over 25,000 people every year – all of it at no cost to the pantry or family. End Hunger has found that $0.94 of every dollar donated goes directly into programs that help feed the hungry in our community.

Talk About Curing Autism

The goal of Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is to provide education, support, and information to parents to help their children diagnosed with autism be the very best they can be, with the hope of recovery.  As TACA founder, Lisa Ackerman says “Today, there are many, many treatment options that help alleviate many of the symptoms suffered by our children diagnosed with autism. Let us share our collective, hard-won knowledge and experience with your family so your child’s treatment can begin right away. Ask about the autism journey because we are families with autism who have already “been there and done that” with many of our children. Some of us are still working hard everyday with our children for whom we never give up hope. We are Families with Autism Helping Families with Autism.

Capital Area Food Bank

The Capital Area Food Bank is the largest organization in the Washington metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. By partnering with 444 community organizations in DC, MD, and VA, as well as delivering food directly into hard to reach areas, the CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year get access to good, healthy food. That’s 12% of our region’s mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, and grandparents.

The Lamb Center

The Lamb Center

Help the Homeless

The Lamb Center is a Fairfax, VA based homeless shelter.  Nominated by one of our employees, who also supports the shelter, The Lamb Center received a charitable contribution from Federal Acquisition Strategies to help them continue feeding, caring, clothing and educating those less fortunate than ourselves.  We’re thankful for the help places like the Lamb Center provide to the Brian’s, Steve’s, Joe’s, Vicki’s and Morgans of our community.  Read more about their stories here.

Paws & Claws SPCA of Halifax County

halifaxpawsnclawsPaws & Claws SPCA of Halifax County is a non-sheltered organization that promotes adoption of stray or unwanted animals, educates the public about humane care and treatment, advocates animal welfare and promotes adoption to measurably reduce overpopulation and pet homelessness.

Paws & Claws cares for animals in the homes of volunteers until the pet can be adopted and given a new home.  A current list of the pets for adoption is available on Facebook.

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology)

FIRST logoFIRST was founded in 1989 to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology. Based in Manchester, NH, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity designs accessible, innovative programs that motivate young people to pursue education and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math, while building self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills.

FIRST is More Than Robots. FIRST participation is proven to encourage students to pursue education and careers in STEM-related fields, inspire them to become leaders and innovators, and enhance their 21 st century work-life skills. Read more about the Impact of FIRST.  More on the FIRST Robotics is found on Facebook.

We are proud to support a Burke, Virginia based Robotics Team.  The team is RTR Team Robotics, formed in 2008.  It is led by one of our employees, a US Navy veteran.  More information, including links to videos of their robot, Minotaur, in competition is found here.

Enable Community Foundation

The Enable Community Foundation is a non-profit, non-stock 501(c)(3) corporation created to deploy innovations for people with limb differences through a variety of programs including operations, research and development, outreach, education and training for users, families, friends, students, teachers, makers and medical professionals.

enable-community-foundECF provides free or low cost assistive technologies to disabled and other needful individuals, to support free and open collaboration in design, fabrication, and delivery of such devices. ECF provides education and training to users, families, friends, students, teachers, makers, medical professionals, and others.  ECF addresses the need for free or very low cost assistive technologies in partnership with other corporate, academic, and aid organizations engaged in related activities.

NAMI Northern Virginia

NAMI Northern Virginia and its volunteers work together to raise awareness and provide education, advocacy, and support programs for people living with mental illness, families, students, educators, law enforcement, and the public throughout our neighborhoods.  NAMI Northern Virginia is the local, self-sustaining chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.  NAMI Northern Virginia serves Fairfax, Falls Church, Arlington, Alexandria, and Loudoun. 

Founded in 1977 as Pathways to Independence, the organization joined the newly formed “National Alliance on Mental Illness” in 1979 and soon changed its name to NAMI Northern Virginia. Since its inception, NAMI Northern Virginia has provided support, education, and hope to individuals and families whose lives have been affected by mental illness. Today, NAMI Northern Virginia provides a wide variety of programs, free to participants, making a difference in the lives of over a thousand people a year.

The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON)

THON is a studenthon-logot-run philanthropy committed to enhancing the lives of children and families impacted by childhood cancer. THON’s mission is to provide emotional and financial support, spread awareness and ensure funding for critical research ― all in pursuit of a cure.  The Penn State IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, affectionately known as THON, is a yearlong effort to raise funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer.

Since 1977, THON has raised more than $137 million for Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. THON 2016 took place February 19th-21st, 2016, at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center.