Loudoun Impact Fund Now Seeking 2019 Members

Loudoun Impact Fund Now Seeking 2019 Members

The Loudoun Impact Fund is now accepting gifts for the upcoming 2019 Grant Cycle.  Consider joining this engage group of local philanthropists who pool their gifts together, and make grants together, for maximum impact. What is the Loudoun Impact Fund? The Loudoun Impact Fund is a giving circle of engaged Loudoun County donors managed in partnership by the Community foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.  As a giving circle, donors pool their gifts together to make bigger and more meaningful impact. What is its Purpose? The Loudoun Impact Found Invests strategically in Loudoun County to address critical needs facing the community each year, as determined by the Loudoun Impact Fund donors. How Can I Become a Member? Members make an annual, tax deductible contribution to the Loudoun Impact Fund through either the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties or the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.  Minimum membership contribution levels are $1,000 for individuals, and $5,000 for companies.  If you wish to contribute but not at the membership level, donations of any amount are welcome. What are the Benefits of Membership? A seat on the Loudoun Impact Fund Grants committee, a volunteer community-based group that makes all final grant recommendations to the Loudoun Impact Fund; Invitations to all Loudoun Impact Fund special events; Special recognition in annual reports produced by the Community Foundation to which you contribute. How Can I Contribute? Contributions to the Loudoun Impact Fund can be accepted by either the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties or the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia.  Once you...
100WomenStrong Announces $296,935 in Grants to 32 Loudoun Nonprofits

100WomenStrong Announces $296,935 in Grants to 32 Loudoun Nonprofits

100WomenStrong granted $296,935 to 32 area nonprofit organizations to help them initiate, complete or supplement programs in 2019. With this year’s funding, the philanthropic group has now given more than $2 million to Loudoun County nonprofits to support transformational change in the areas of shelter, health, hunger and education. “It is an honor to be a part of an effort that has donated more than $2 million over the last decade to so many organizations that do the hard work every day of helping fill gaps for those who are hungry, need shelter, need educational support or who need mental health services, among other things,” said Karen G. Schaufeld, 100WomenStrong founder and president. “We started out with 12 members and have grown to more than 50. Our goal is to reach 100 members to increase the amount we can donate so that all Loudoun County residents can achieve their full potential as active, contributing members of our community.” 100WomenStrong also provides ongoing support of long-term impact grants, including a Community School Initiative at Sterling Elementary. 100WomenStrong 2019 grant recipients are as follows: A Place to Be – $14,000 Produce a new “The Same Sky Project” production to raise awareness of the importance of mental health and to promote inclusion. All Ages Read Together – $10,000 Fund a free school-readiness class at the Sterling Library to serve at-risk preschool age children and their families by filling the gap that is left by publicly funded preschool programs. American Legion Post 2001 – $6,000* Help veterans prevent eviction by providing rent subsidies with the intent to increase the number of families supported...
Give Choose Raises More than $327,000!

Give Choose Raises More than $327,000!

On Tuesday, May 7, 92 local nonprofit organizations raised more than $327,000 during Loudoun and Northern Fauquier’s annual day of giving, Give Choose.  Throughout the day, donors visited givechoose.org and chose among charities meeting community needs ranging from human services to education, culture and nature.  Several participating organizations also set fundraising goals accompanied by matching donations or challenge gifts from their donors.  In addition, the Community Foundation provided a prize pool of $35,000, sponsored by local businesses.  Prizes were awarded to organizations throughout the day for raising the most dollars, having the most donors, or through random drawings.  Grand Prizes of $1,000 were awarded to the following: Most Donors (Organizations with budgets smaller than $400,000) Birthright of Loudoun County Most Donors (Organizations with budgets larger than $400,000) Loudoun Hunger Relief Most Dollars Raised (Organizations with budgets smaller than $400,000) A Farm Less Ordinary Most Dollars Raised (Organizations with budgets larger than $400,000) A Place To Be Since it’s inception in 2014, Give Choose has raised more than $1.1 million for nonprofits serving Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Give Choose was supported by the following sponsors: Media Coverage Give Choose Campaign Tops $320K for Loudoun Nonprofits (Loudoun Now) It’s Give Choose Day: Residents Urged to Support Community Nonprofits (Loudoun Now) Give Choose Day in Loudoun is Next Tuesday (Loudoun Times-Mirror) Give Choose Charity Fundraiser Campaign Set for May 7 (Loudoun Now) Give Choose Campaign Opens For Early Contributions (Loudoun...
Newly Released – Profiles of Loudoun:  The Numbers Behind the Faces of Loudoun

Newly Released – Profiles of Loudoun: The Numbers Behind the Faces of Loudoun

Prompted by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties’ Faces of Loudoun community service campaign (FacesofLoudoun.org) and its portrait of real individuals and their unexpected stories of need, we unveil our newest publication – Profiles of Loudoun: The Numbers Behind the Faces of Loudoun. This meta-analysis is a compilation of both social science research that prioritizes human services issues and local and regional data published by a number of sources to demonstrate relevance to Loudoun County. Below you’ll find two freshly released documents: The Profiles of Loudoun Full Report, and a Summary Report of infographics highlighting needs in our community. To learn more or download the report, visit: https://communityfoundationlf.org/profiles                     We thank the following who made this this publication possible: Amaarah DeCuir, Ed.D., Paragon Education Consulting AlphaGraphics Loudoun 100WomenStrong and all of our annual sponsors   Media Coverage: Community Foundation study finds need for addiction programs in Loudoun County Community Foundation Harnesses Data to Boost Charitable Giving in...