About the Funders

This grant stipend program is provided by 100WomenStrong, a component fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, along with funding partners Claude Moore Charitable Foundation and Inova Health System. 100WomenStrong is a diverse group of women, men, and corporate partners who love Loudoun County, and want to make a difference here. Together, they make a powerful impact with combined giving. 100WomenStrong was founded in 2008 by people who have made a commitment to improve the quality of life for residents of Loudoun County. By combining powerful financial strength, a philanthropic passion for giving, and community leadership, 100WomenStrong provides strategic support to help address key areas of need in our community.

About Unite Us

Unite Us is a technology platform that brings together healthcare providers, governments, nonprofits, private-sector entities, and others who are building a world of connected communities to improve people’s health and well-being. The cross-sector Unite Us Platform provides a closed-loop referral system for human services providers. To learn more, visit: https://vimeo.com/517318736

About the Unite Us Stipend Program

Unite Us member organizations benefit from streamlined communication with partners, more direct connections with clients, and the ability to easily assess and report referral metrics. 100WomenStrong, in partnership with Inova and Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, invites human services nonprofits serving Loudoun County to apply to their Unite Us Stipend Pilot Program. As funders and community partners, they value the cross-sector collaboration and streamlined referral process for those seeking services through the Unite Us Platform.

Grant stipends of $2,000 will be provided to up to ten nonprofit organizations selected to participate in the program, in which they commit to utilizing the Unite Us software to begin making and/or receiving service referrals through the platform.

Program Commitments

Selected organizations will agree to:

  1. Create or update an organizational listing/profile on the Unite Us Platform and make and/or accept referrals through the Unite Us Platform, and;
  2. Participate in the onboarding process with the Unite Us team, and;
  3. Participate in three group learning cohort sessions on the following dates:
    • Session 1: Thursday, March 7, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (virtual via Zoom)
    • Session 2: Thursday, April 4, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (virtual via Zoom)
    • Session 3: Thursday, April 18, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (in person at the Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center in Leesburg)

The individual onboarding process with Unite Us consists of participants identifying program(s) to list on the Unite Us Platform, completing a registration form for each program, and watching a series of short videos demonstrating key platform features. It is anticipated that the individual onboarding process with Unite Us will take an average of 3 hours per organization.

Participating organizations should identify an organizational lead to manage the onboarding and implementation process.

Optional, drop-in sessions will also be available for participants needing extra support to complete the onboarding process at the following times:

  • Session 1: Friday, March 8, 2024, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (virtual via Zoom)
  • Session 2: Monday, March 11, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (virtual via Zoom)
  • Session 3: Wednesday, March 13, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (virtual via Zoom)
  • Session 4: Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (virtual via Zoom)
  • Session 5: Monday, April 8, 2024, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (virtual via Zoom)
  • Session 6: Wednesday, April 10, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (virtual via Zoom)
  • Session 7: Wednesday, April 16, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (virtual viz Zoom)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity in good standing with the IRS providing human services to Loudoun residents.
  • Applicants must be a current or past grantee of 100WomenStrong or a current member of the Loudoun Human Services Network.
  • Organizations seeking to use Unite Us for the first time to send and/or receive referrals are eligible to apply. Organizations currently making referrals but not actively receiving referrals on the platform prior to this program are eligible to apply if they are committed to adding the receiving referrals feature to their workflow.
  • Organizations commit to participating in the three group cohort sessions and onboarding process with Unite Us representatives.

Application Deadline

Applications are due by Friday, February 23, 2024, 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Application Information Session

An optional pre-application information session will be held on Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. To register for the session, visit:


Grant Size, Review, Notification

Participating organizations will receive a $2,000 grant stipend that may be used for general support. Stipends will be paid in two installments; $1,000 at the onset of the program, and $1,000 at the completion of the program and confirmation of successful onboarding to the platform. 100WomenStrong members will review applications and make funding recommendations. Applicants are expected to be notified of the outcome of their application on or around March 1, 2024. It is encouraged that applicants save the group cohort dates on their calendars in advance as there is a short turnaround between the notification and the first session.

Applications Instructions

Applications are accepted online through the Community Foundation’s online grant portal at: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cflf.


Contact Pam Ray at [email protected]. Questions regarding the online grant portal may be directed to Joanne Trimmer, Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs at [email protected] or 703-779-3505, x1.