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...
Social Impact Institute Workshop:  The Rise of the Citizen Story Teller

Social Impact Institute Workshop: The Rise of the Citizen Story Teller

The Rise of the Citizen Storyteller: How to Build an Organizational Culture That Encourages and Engages Your Natural Storytellers Date: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Time: Registration & Lunch: 12:00-12:30; Program: 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Location: Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, 44325 Woodridge Parkway, Landsdowne Registration Cost: $20 (lunch provided) Registration Link: https://citizenstoryteller.eventbrite.com (seating limited!) Is your organization doing everything it can to encourage good storytelling? Do you have supporters who may not be able to financially give but could be activated through a different form of influence: their authentic stories about your cause? Inspired from the idea of citizen science, these are your citizen storytellers: the everyday unsung heroes of your nonprofit who will shout from the rooftops their love of your work and have a currency of influence that can be strategically tapped into through story. In this session, current applied research in strategic storytelling from Professor John D. Trybus of Georgetown University’s Center for Social Impact Communication will be shared, along with case studies from organizations who are working to activate their citizen storytellers. Along the way, you’ll be guided through an exercise to analyze what your organizational culture currently is and strategize key steps to take in order to build it in sustainable ways. This session is organized by the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, in partnership with Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, as part of the Social Impact Institute program.   About John Professor John D. Trybus of Georgetown University is a story scientist on a mission to help change makers around the world create and tell better stories that bring their missions...
Upcoming Nonprofit Academy Workshop:  Crafting a Development Plan

Upcoming Nonprofit Academy Workshop: Crafting a Development Plan

Crafting a Development Plan Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Time: Registration: 8:30-9:00; Program: 9:00-12:00 Location: Leesburg Junction, 215 Depot Court, SE, #101, Leesburg, VA 20175 Registration Link Fundraising Resolution #1: Get more organized! We all know it to be true, organization and proper planning are linchpins in any successful nonprofit. In a fundraising office, this means creating a strategic development plan that will allow you to set goals and track progress. To prepare to start your next fiscal year off on the right foot, this session will help participants better understand: The purpose and function of a development plan How to create a successful plan The role of the board and staff in executing the plan Development plan pitfalls How to maximize results of this important strategy About the Presenter: Victoria Dietz’s experience covers an array of activities in development, from annual fund work for small and mid-sized nonprofits to major gift and corporate development in large nonprofit settings. In her role as vice president for The Curtis Group, she is responsible for a variety of clients’ planning studies, trainings and campaign management. Victoria specializes in helping her clients strategically grow overall fundraising capacity and has managed campaigns ranging in size from $2 millionto $40 million. Prior to joining The Curtis Group, Victoria oversaw corporate and foundation relations for Bon Secours Hampton Roads. There she supervised all grant writing activity while also managing a major gift portfolio of individuals, as well as local and national corporations for three hospital foundations. Victoria has completed specialized fundraising training through The Advisory Board, the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council, AFP...
Accepting Applications:  Platinum Achievement Awards

Accepting Applications: Platinum Achievement Awards

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 (FacesofLoudoun.org). 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 nicole@communityfoundationlf.orgon or before Friday, April 26, 2019, midnight. Applicants will receive an email...
Two New Members Join Our Board

Two New Members Join Our Board

It’s our pleasure to announce two new members joining our Board of Directors! Janelle Brevard and Tara Trout recently joined our board of now fourteen members. Janelle has worked previously for The Associated Press and as senior advisor and speechwriter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.  After leaving the State Department, Jenelle led executive and leadership communications at Delphi Automotive and Hilton Worldwide, and served as director of communications and government relations for the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Janelle also worked for two years as Vice President of Communications for the Council on Foundations, a leadership association of grantmaking foundations. There she led a portfolio that included media relations, public affairs, strategic communications, social media engagement and executive communications.  Currently, Janelle serves as a communications consultant to foundations, nonprofits, and private companies.  Janelle is a resident of Aldie.       Tara is an Assistant Vice President in AHT Insurance’s farm and equine practice with extensive experience in the insurance industry.  In addition to her Board service to the Community Foundation, Tara serves on the Board of Directors for the Upperville Colt and Horse Show and the Mosby Area Heritage Association.  Tara is the Chair of the farm and ranch insurance coverage committee for RiskProNet International, a global network of over 250 agencies, and also serves on the agency council of Loudoun Mutual Insurance Company.  Tara is a resident of The Plains. Media Coverage: Community Foundation taps two new board members (Loudoun...