5 Things to Know About the 2020 Census

5 Things to Know About the 2020 Census

Every ten years, the U.S. Constitution requires a count of everyone in our nation. A fair and accurate counts means more federal funding and political representation for our community. Learn the top five things you need to know about the upcoming census. Here are the Top 5 things to know about the Census: 1. The Census begins in March with a survey that is available online, by phone or by mail. Census workers will follow up in person in May to homes that do not respond. 2. The Census is easy – it is available online in 13 languages and only takes 10 minutes to complete. 3. The Census is safe – federal law prohibits your responses from being shared with outside agency. The Census does not impact your immigration status or government benefits. 4. Everyone Counts – Regardless of age, immigration status, ethnicity, gender or relation, everyone who lives in your home counts on your Census form. 5. The Census does NOT ask for your Social Security Number, financial information, email address, or political party. Watch the mail in March to participate, and visit loudoun.gov/2020census to learn...
Forward Turn Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

Forward Turn Announces 2020 Grant Recipients

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties announces the 2020 grant recipients of the Forward Turn youth grantmaking program. Each year, Forward Turn Youth Advisors request proposals and review grant applications from their peers. This year, Forward Turn received $16,000 in requests from youth-led projects and organizations, with $3,500 available to grant.  Learning how to score and evaluate proposals and interviewing their peers are cornerstones of the Forward Turn program. This year, the Forward Turn Youth Advisors awarded the following grants: $1,500 to Dulles South Food Pantry, to support the Backpack Buddies program, implemented with youth support and volunteers $1,000 to Mobile Hope, to support cooking classes for at-risk youth, led by a youth volunteer $1,000 to Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, supporting youth-led construction of planter boxes for program participants, completed by the Briar Woods High School Habitat Club Forward Turn partners with Loudoun County Parks, Recreation, and Community Services’ Youth Advisory Council and is funded by the S. Murray and Mary H.C. Rust Student Philanthropy Project endowment of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier...
Community Leadership Award Winners Select Nonprofits to Receive Grants

Community Leadership Award Winners Select Nonprofits to Receive Grants

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties granted $5,000 to five organizations at the recommendation of the recent winners of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Awards. The Loudoun Chamber announced the 2020 winners on January 24, 2020, at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Community Leadership Awards.  Each year, winners of the Community Leadership Awards have the opportunity to select a nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 grant, provided by the Community Foundation. “Loudoun County is a strong and prosperous community because so many businesses and community leaders have given so generously of their energy, expertise and resources to serve the needs of our neighbors, friends and coworkers,” said Loudoun Chamber President & CEO Tony Howard. “The Loudoun Chamber is proud to be in a position to honor these great community leaders for the hard work and valuable contributions they have made to everyone who calls Loudoun County home.” This year’s winners selected the following organizations to receive a grant in their honor: $1,000 to Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, selected by Jimmy Olevson, winner of the Executive Leader category $1,000 to Loudoun Hunger Relief, selected by Jennifer Montgomery, winner of the Nonprofit Executive category $1,000 to Ryan Bartel Foundation, selected by Katie Barchas Wilson, winner of the Young Professional category $1,000 to Touching Heart, selected by the Zone, winner of the Small Organization category $1,000 to Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, selected by Falcon Heating and Air Conditioning, winner of the Large Organization category “We are so lucky to live in a county where we celebrate community leadership and the good work being done...
O’Shaughnessy Hurst Memorial Foundation, Inc. Furthers Its Philanthropy

O’Shaughnessy Hurst Memorial Foundation, Inc. Furthers Its Philanthropy

The O’Shaughnessy-Hurst Memorial Foundation, Inc. has announced a newly established a fund at the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. The O’Shaughnessy-Hurst Memorial Foundation, Inc., a private foundation located in Leesburg, launched the fund with a $170,000 donation to the Community Foundation.  The donation established the OHMF Fund, a donor-advised fund within the Community Foundation. “The O’Shaughnessy-Hurst Foundation, Inc. is proud of its ability to become a part of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, in furtherance of its mission and goals,” said Debbie Piland, a trustee of the O’Shaughnessy Hurst Memorial Foundation, Inc.  “The Community Foundation is an integral part of educating the community on the sustainability of philanthropy by making it a better place to live.” The OHMF Fund will make grants to nonprofits based on the recommendation of the O’Shaughnessy Hurst Memorial Foundation, Inc. representatives.  “We are especially excited about our new partnership with the Community Foundation,” said Piland.  “Their boots-on-the-ground knowledge of our local nonprofits will a great benefit to our grant making.” Private foundations and community foundations commonly work together to address charitable needs in the communities they serve, according to Community Foundation President, Amy Owen. “We’re all on the same team,” said Owen, “The O’Shaughnessy-Hurst Foundation, Inc. trustees amplify their charitable connections through this formal relationship.  It’s a super-charged way of recognizing the work of the Community Foundation and the value we offer to our donors and the charitable...
Now Accepting Applications:  Social Impact Institute – Leadership Institute

Now Accepting Applications: Social Impact Institute – Leadership Institute

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties announces a new Social Impact Institute program in 2020: The Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is a six-session series designed to help nonprofit leaders and managers at all levels of experience to increase supervisory effectiveness and professional accountability. The Leadership Institute will be led by Terrie Glass of Zelos, LLC. Program Design 6 full-day sessions 1 session per month Participants receive individual communication style assessment Participation will be limited to 20 individuals Participant fee: $350 (or $300 for past Social Impact Institute participants) Session Dates and Topics Session One (Tuesday, May 12, 2020) – Leading from the Inside Out: The Importance of Self Awareness Session Two (Tuesday, June 9, 2020) – Communicating Effectively: Understanding Communication Style Session Three (Tuesday, July 14, 2020) – Developing Others Session Four (Tuesday, August 11, 2020) – Managing Conflict Session Five (Tuesday, September 8, 2020) – Leading Teams Session Six (Tuesday, October 13, 2020) – Leading Change, Ensuring Results All sessions take place 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Community Foundation’s Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center, 714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176. Eligibility and Commitments Participants must be a leader or supervisor for a human services nonprofit organization serving or located in Loudoun (exceptions may be considered, please talk with us before submitting if needed); Participants must commit to attending all six sessions (exceptions may be considered, please talk with us before submitting if needed); Leaders/supervisors from the same organization may participate; however, if more applications are received than slots available, only one participant from an organization may be selected; Applicants must submit...