As the Community Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary and 3rd year implementing the Faces of Loudoun campaign, we invite proposals for an inaugural Platinum Achievement Award.

Three nonprofit organizations demonstrating significant internal innovation and improved operational achievement will be selected as recipients of a 2019 Platinum Achievement Award. In addition to being recognized as a nonprofit accomplishing significant achievement, each organization selected for this award will receive a $2,000 grant.

The Platinum Achievement Award is made possible by Wells Fargo and donors who have made gifts to the Community Foundation inspired by and from the Faces of Loudoun website and community service campaign ( Launched in 2017, the Faces of Loudoun campaign is designed to raise awareness about local needs facing Loudoun County, increase charitable giving and volunteerism, and celebrate local nonprofit leaders and volunteers.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity serving Loudoun County. Only one application per organization will be considered.

Grantmaking Priorities:

Nonprofit organizations founded and headquartered in Loudoun County will be a priority, with a history of mission delivery equal to or exceeding five-years. Awards will be made to organizations that have accomplished some or all of the following examples of innovation or achievement:

  • Formulate, achieved or exceeded internal benchmarks or goals;
  • devised systems to increased service delivery;
  • established resources to add staff or new programing to address growing or unmet needs;
  • taken steps to update or innovate data collection, software systems, or day-to-day operations; and/or,
  • incorporated new partnerships to strengthen results.

Application Deadlines and Reviews:

Applications must be submitted electronically via email to [email protected]on or before Friday, April 26, 2019, midnight. Applicants will receive an email confirmation upon receipt of their application.  Three grants of $2,000 each will be awarded. Applicants will be notified of final grant decisions by Friday, May 17, 2019.  Awardees will be publicly announced and recognized during the Community Foundation’s Platinum Celebration event on Sunday, June 2, 2019; representatives from each awardee organization are requested to attend.  In addition, awardees will be featured or included on the Community Foundation and Faces of Loudoun website, the Community Foundation Annual Report, annual Philanthropy Summit, and when possible, in additional marketing initiatives throughout the year.  No final report is required for this grant.


Download the grant application and guidelines here.

Questions? Email Nicole Acosta at [email protected] or call 703-779-3505, x3.