Philanthropy Summit Wrap Up

Philanthropy Summit Wrap Up

More than 140 nonprofit and government leaders, community members, and philanthropists gathered on October 17 for the Community Foundation’s annual Philanthropy Summit.  This year’s summit, “The Equity Continuum,” explored equity and racial justice in the areas of the social determinants of health, systems, advanced education, and criminal justice: Moderated by Stacey Metcalfe, Director of Western Region Government and Community Relations at Inova Health System, and joined by Patricia Mathews, President and CEO of Northern Virginia Health Foundation, Valmarie Turner, Assistant County Administrator of Loudoun County Government, and Karen Schaufeld, philanthropist and author, the first panel “Equity and the Social Determinants of Health,” explored equity in the context of health outcomes, the Loudoun County Human Services Strategic Plan, workforce and educational opportunities, and affordable housing. Moderated by Lorna Campbell Clarke, Chair of Loudoun Commission for Women and Girls, joined by Karla Bruce, Chief Equity Officer for Fairfax County Government, Andrea Eck, Vice President of Programs of Northern Virginia Family Service, and Hanh Le, Executive Director of Weissberg Foundation, the second panel “Disrupting Inequity in Systems” explored how to disrupt inequity in the context of large government and community systems, individual organizations, and philanthropic grant making. Presented by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Dr. Jennifer Glynn and Loudoun County Public Schools’ Dr. Ryan Tyler, Odette Scovel, and Patricia Herr, the presentation “Equity in Advance Education” explored racial and income disparities in the education system in the context of advanced and gifted education, and highlighted the success of LCPS’ PROPEL/Level Up program, supported by Jack Kent Cooke Foundation.  Presentation slides can be found here. Key note speaker Tamara Lucas Copeland, author of Daughters of the...
Community Foundation Hosts Annual Philanthropy Summit on October 17

Community Foundation Hosts Annual Philanthropy Summit on October 17

Philanthropists, Nonprofit Leaders, and Community Members Address Equity The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties will hold its annual Philanthropy Summit on October 17, 2019.  A yearly convening of local philanthropists, nonprofit and government leaders, and community members, the Philanthropy Summit explores local needs and issues impacting the community.  This year’s Philanthropy Summit, titled “The Equity Continuum,” will explore the issue of equity in the areas of health outcomes, organizational change, education, and criminal justice. Supported by presenting sponsor Jack Kent Cooke Foundation and supporting sponsor Inova Health System, the Philanthropy Summit will host approximately 150 individuals at the Summit’s venue host Loudoun County Public Schools, in its Ashburn administration building. “This convening will provide an important platform for learning about equity issues in our community and sharing best practices,” says Seppy Basili, executive director of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. “We are excited to be able to support these critical conversations that will help all participants explore more equitable access to advanced education and other services.” Presenters and panelists from across the region will share information about best practices in creating more equitable opportunities for individuals within human services, higher education, and criminal justice systems.  Panelists and presenters include representatives from the Northern Virginia Health Foundation, Loudoun County Government, Fairfax County Government, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, Legal Aid Justice Center, Weissberg Foundation, and philanthropist Karen Schaufeld. The keynote address will be delivered by Tamara Copeland, author of Daughters of the Dream, and closing remarks will be delivered by Whitney Parnell, founder of Service Never Sleeps, a nonprofit organization with the mission “to empower individuals and communities...
Grants 101: Grant Writing, Grantor Research, and Program Evaluation

Grants 101: Grant Writing, Grantor Research, and Program Evaluation

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Time: Registration 8:30-9:00 a.m.; Program, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Location: Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center (714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA) Registration Cost: $50 (coffee and lunch provided) Registration: Register here (seating is limited) Join us for a Social Impact Institute: Learning Lab workshop, “Grants 101: Grant Writing, Grantor Research, and Program Evaluation,” where we will demystify the grant-seeking process. From proposal narratives to budget forms, from outcome measures to funder relationships, we will cover the all the basics you need to know to submit quality grant proposals to potential funders (and, properly manage your grants once received). A representative from George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus Library will also teach participants how to use the Foundation Directory Online, a local resource provided by GWU Loudoun, available to local nonprofits seeking grant funding. Presenters The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties’ team of Amy Owen, President, and Nicole Acosta, Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs, have 40 years combined of nonprofit experience, including development, nonprofit management, grant writing, and grant making. Tara Patterson serves as library manager at the George Washington University Virginia Science and Technology Campus (Ashburn, VA), with more 20 years of experience in providing student research assistance and interlibrary loan services. In addition to traditional academic library resources, the branch offers public visitor access to the Foundation Directory Online, a free service and database that helps nonprofits search for the grantmakers most likely to fund their projects. About the Social Impact Institute The Social Impact Institute, a program of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties,...
2018 Report to the Community

2018 Report to the Community

The Community Foundation officially releases our 2018 Report to the Community.  Learn more about our: Accomplishments in the last 20 years 2018 financials 2018 grantmaking 2018 programs and achievements 2018 supporters and donors. Download the full report here, or view below....
Funding Opportunity Available:  100WomenStrong Competitive Grants – Letters of Intent

Funding Opportunity Available: 100WomenStrong Competitive Grants – Letters of Intent

100WomenStrong is now accepting Letters of Intent for their 2019-2020 Competitive Grants Cycle. As of October 1, 2019, 100WomenStrong will accept Letters of Intent from nonprofits that are headquartered or provide services in Loudoun County. Organizations that wish to be considered for 2020 grant funds from 100WomenStrong for programs in the areas of health, hunger, education and shelter, must file a preliminary Letter of Intent between 9 a.m. on Tuesday, October 1, 2019, and 5 p.m. on Friday, November 1, 2019. Click here to determine eligibility to apply for a grant. According to 100WomenStrong Grant Committee Chair Stephanie Place, Letters of Intent should be no more than one page, should be in 11-point font or larger and should include: Name and purpose of nonprofit organization – must be based in or have programs in Loudoun County Name, title and email address of person submitting for organization Dollar amount of grant request What the money will fund – outline how you would utilize the grant money Why this project(s) is important to those you serve and to Loudoun County and its residents Letters should be emailed to LettersofIntent2020@onehundredwomenstrong.org as a .pdf attachment with the name of the organization in the subject line of the email. Every applicant will receive an email confirming receipt of the Letter of Intent. If an email confirmation is not received within one hour, the group asks that submitters double check to ensure that the email address was correctly typed. Nonprofits who submit a Letter of Intent will be notified of the status of their applications on or before 12/13/2019. Only those invited to apply will...
Community Foundation Awarded $10,500 from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for Philanthropy Summit

Community Foundation Awarded $10,500 from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation for Philanthropy Summit

Today the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties announced that it is the recipient of a $10,500 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The Community Foundation is among five organizations receiving a total of $565,500 in new grant funding from the Foundation, designed to close excellence gaps and support college access for high-achieving students with financial need in the Northern Virginia region. The grants will enable over 1,400 students to access programs focused on providing high-quality academic experiences and college success initiatives. Funding from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation will support the Community Foundation’s annual Philanthropy Summit program. This year’s Philanthropy Summit, titled “The Equity Continuum,” will explore the topic of equity in the context of the social determinants of health, education, and the criminal justice system. Nonprofit, government, and philanthropic leaders will gather for the Philanthropy Summit on October 17, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Loudoun County Public Schools administration building.  Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is among one of the Summit’s presenters, providing participants with a presentation on equity and education. “We’re proud to support the meaningful work of these organizations which are dedicated to closing excellence gaps,” said Seppy Basili, executive director of the Cooke Foundation. “These grants build on our nearly two decades of working alongside organizations focused on helping talented students without financial resources pursue postsecondary education.” Foundation research demonstrates that high-achieving students with financial need are less likely than their higher-income peers to continue performing in the top academic quartile. These excellence gaps persist and, in many cases, widen as students continue through their K-12 years. This year’s...
Nonprofit Academy:  Simple Steps to Revamp Your Board’s Priorities: Marketing, Fundraising, and Board Development

Nonprofit Academy: Simple Steps to Revamp Your Board’s Priorities: Marketing, Fundraising, and Board Development

Date: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Time: Registration: 9:00-9:30 a.m.; Program: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center, 714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176 Registration Link In this fast-paced workshop, Kurt Aschermann will use his “Got It, Need It, Can’t Do It” tool, focusing on just five questions in marketing, five questions in fundraising and five questions in board development. Your answers—and the information you need to make sure your answers are, or become, the correct answers—will lay the groundwork for an effective and efficient donor program leading to larger gifts from more people. This workshop also includes Aschermann’s “Ten Steps to a Successful Ask” exercise. Presenter Kurt Aschermann has almost 40 years of experience as a marketing and resource development professional. Before retirement he served as Chief Marketing and Development Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of America, where he supervised a staff that managed BGCA’s fund raising and marketing operations nation-wide. There he created and implemented a fundraising strategy for the organization that saw combined Clubs and national headquarters revenue go from $350 million to $1.2 billion in a little over ten years. About the Nonprofit Academy In partnership with the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce and its Nonprofit Initiative, the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties launched an ongoing workshop and training program for area nonprofits called the Nonprofit Academy. Each year, more than 200 attendees join workshops on fundraising, administration and HR, and publicity and outreach to teach such topics as Fundamentals of Fundraising, Board Speed Dating, Quickbooks training, Grantwriting and Grantor Research, Leadership Development, Meet the Media, and...
Celebrating 20 Years and New Location:  Ribbon Cutting and Open House

Celebrating 20 Years and New Location: Ribbon Cutting and Open House

On September 5, 2019 the Community Foundation celebrated the opening of its new location with a ribbon cutting, open house, and art show.  Joined by local elected officials, along with government, nonprofit, philanthropic, and business leaders, the Community Foundation honored the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, for their generous support of the Community Foundation that made the move to the new location possible.  The move marks an important milestone for the Community Foundation, which also celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. “Today’s grand opening of this facility is a milestone for Loudoun County’s nonprofit community, because it will be a place for the nonprofit community to call their own, to notify every passerby on this road that Loudoun has a heart for the disadvantaged,” said Claude Moore Charitable Foundation Executive Director J. Hamilton Lambert.  “The elected officials here today, I believe every one of them recognizes that there are needs in Loudoun County, unmet needs, and I hope that there’s more focus on that from the elected officials than there has been in the past,” Lambert said. The new office includes the new Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center, which will host the Community Foundation’s programs, including the Social Impact Institute, a program providing training for nonprofit executives and board members, and the Nonprofit Academy, a partnership between the Community Foundation and Loudoun Chamber with providing quarterly workshops on nonprofit best practices for fundraising, communications, finance and operations. The center also displays work by local artists, starting with an exhibit by Keith Patterson at the ribbon cutting.  The Community Foundation plans to also make the the Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center...