Sikh Foundation of Virginia is more than a house of worship for Sikhs. In fact, all the Sikh Temples, formally known as Gurdwara (Gur-the-Vaara) are centers, which are open for all religions, colors, casts and communities. The Sikh Foundation of Virginia was founded in the 1987 and operates from a building that reflects traditional Sikh architecture with a pure gold-plated dome. It also has a Nishan Sahib (flag pole) with the saffron colored Sikh flag that proudly rises high and is visible from far.
The Sikh Foundation of Virginia (SFV) is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, and educational purposes. The objectives of SFV include but are not limited to:
- Propagating the teachings of Sikh Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib.
- Promoting religious, educational, social, and cultural aspects of Sikhism.
- Holding congregations regularly and to partake in celebrating Gurpurbs and other specific occasions related to the teachings of Sikh Gurus and Guru Granth Sahib in a benefiting manner.
- Coordinating activities with other Sikh Institutions.