Grant Funding Announced for Youth and Elderly

Grant Funding Announced for Youth and Elderly

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties have partnered to support needs in Loudoun County.  This year, the Loudoun Impact Fund, a giving circle dedicated to supporting organizations in Loudoun County, will be managed jointly by both organizations. An estimated $65,000 of pooled contributions to the Fund will be available to support its 2015-2016 grant cycle.  Members of the giving circle have elected to support programs that positively impact youth and elderly welfare in Loudoun County.  Applications submitted from nonprofits, schools and faith-based organizations are now being accepted through a September 1, 2015 deadline. Grants are expected to range from $5,000 to $20,000 per agency.  In this year’s program, applications will be accepted for initiatives that improve the quality of life, health and mental wellness and/or provide services to disadvantaged children up to 18 and elders 65 or over to include populations with special needs, or are dependent, neglected, low-income or at-risk.  To learn more about this opportunity, visit www.communityfoundationlf.org/grant-seekers. The Loudoun Impact Fund was launched in 2012 by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and has granted $100,000.   The new partnership with the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties broadens the reach of the giving circle membership.  Its purpose is to invest strategically in Loudoun County, Virginia, to promote education, the arts and the environment, and to support the needs of Loudoun families, children and youth.  Each year, giving circle members work together to identify specific criteria for the annual grant cycle and, as the grant cycle progresses, serve as a grants review team for all proposals collected. “It’s a wonderful way to learn more about the...
The Shout Out that Makes You Smile

The Shout Out that Makes You Smile

Even though the Community Foundation’s 24-hour crowdfunding event, GiveChoose, was over a month ago (raising double over last year for some 48 local charities, I must add!!!), checks just went in the mail.  We took some time to reconcile all those transactions, process several refund requests (there is nothing as alarming as meaning to make a $25 gift, but pushing the “0” to the point of making a $2,500 gift. . . gulp . . . ), and get to get the checks cut. Ironically, last Tuesday as we stuffed them all in the mail, Jennifer Montgomery of Loudoun Interfaith Relief stopped by with this nifty, fantastic, and joyful video. It sure made me smile, big time.  I thought I’d share it with you. And, for the charities who took the crazy time out of their day to make it happen (and for all those who couldn’t, or didn’t), thanks to you each and all for making this work so meaningful.  I think YOU’RE the...