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 Short Game Lesson

The Short Game Lesson

May 1st was a golfing event for the Community Foundation.  Local folks from Loudoun and Fauquier Counties generously donated to our grant making, leadership, and partnership building work and, in exchange, spent a half-day with two PROs.  I mean, real golf PROs. So good, they tutor the guys who make the cut.  E.J. Pfister and Chris Tidland flew in at the behest of our event coordinator, John Mascatello’s Wasserman Media Group.  Folks were learning some really good stuff. During lunch, we got an insiders’ behind-the-scenes view into the game of golf, its players, its politics, led by Mascatello and Len Shapiro of the Middleburg Life (and Washington Post).  E.J. and Chris talked about their work, and how they do it, and the people they work with. You could tell.  Pfister and Tidland love the game, and they love teaching it.  I realized that, if I had a family member who had talent, and was on the way up into the realm of professional golf, these were the teachers I’d want for my kid or spouse or cousin.  They had this powerful combination of challenge and reinforcement, knowledge with fantastic examples, that a good teacher possesses.    Good people, good at their jobs. Thanks, guys! And, thanks to everyone from our community who joined in.  I hope you’re out putting and chipping on this lovely day with that extra bit of skill.  I know Elaine Burden, Tom Northrup, Jon Moynihan, and Bob Wipfler must be! They won the day’s skills challenge. Our program was generously sponsored by Langhorne Custom Homes, RevSite.com, and AHT Insurance....