You’re Invited!  Ribbon Cutting, Open House, & Art Show

You’re Invited! Ribbon Cutting, Open House, & Art Show

Date:  Thursday, September 5, 2019 Time:  4:00 – 6:00 p.m. (Ribbon Cutting 4:30 p.m.) Location:  714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA RSVP:  Please RSVP here Join us to celebrate the opening of our new offices with an open house, ribbon cutting, and art show, featuring the original artwork of Keith Patterson and the unveiling of our new Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center. Open house and art show from 4:00-6:00 p.m; ribbon cutting at 4:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Questions? info@communityfoundationlf.org or...
Now Accepting Applications:  Platinum Endowment Challenge

Now Accepting Applications: Platinum Endowment Challenge

The Community Foundation is now accepting applications to the 2019 Platinum Endowment Challenge.  Funding for the Platinum Endowment Challenge is made possible by Google. Platinum Endowment Challenge ~ 2019 A gold-standard nonprofit endowment generates enough income to offset 10% or more of an organization’s annual operating expense. According to the Profiles of Loudoun report published by the Community Foundation in April 2019, very few local nonprofit organizations have an endowment fund; none have endowment that meets the gold standard. As a result, the Community Foundation offers an opportunity for five nonprofit organizations to establish an endowment fund if selected for the 2019 Platinum Endowment Challenge. To meet the Challenge, selected organizations must commit to raising $10,000 in matching funds for their organizational benefit for either (a) reserve funds or (b) endowment funds. Note that reserve funds are held by the organization, typically in a separate checking account or accounted for separately from annual operations funds; endowment funds will be stewarded by the Community Foundation. Newly raised funds must be secured by the organization in order to meet the $10,000 requirement. Raising Reserve Funds: Organizations with less than three months of reserve funds may apply for the Challenge with a plan and commitment to raise $10,000 in reserve funds, or a combination of reserve and endowment Funds in order to bring the organization’s reserve to three months. In return, the Community Foundation will match the $10,000 raised, per selected organization, as a grant to the organizations’ endowment fund for a total endowment of $10,000. For example, a successful organization will raise $10,000 in reserve funds held by the organization and...
We Moved!

We Moved!

New Location – Same Mailing Address The Community Foundation moved into new offices this past week—stay tuned for coming announcements about exciting opportunities our new location will offer the community!In the meantime, we wanted to share our new location with you so you know where to find us. Our mailing addresses will remain the same. Mailing Addresses: P.O. Box 342 Leesburg, VA 20178 P.O. Box 402 Middleburg, VA 20118 New Physical Address: 714 East Market Street Leesburg, VA 20176 Ribbon Cutting & Open House – Save the Date We hope you join us for our ribbon cutting and open house! Save the date now; more details and invitations coming soon. Location: 714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176 Date: Thursday, September 5, 2019 Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m....
Now Accepting Applications:  Loudoun Impact Fund 2019

Now Accepting Applications: Loudoun Impact Fund 2019

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties have partnered to offer charitable funding opportunities to qualifying organizations serving Loudoun County through the Loudoun Impact Fund. The Loudoun Impact Fund is a giving circle of caring donors, each offering gifts of $1,000 (per person) or $5,000 (per foundation or corporation). Gifts are pooled together to leverage funding and offer grants with impact, here at home. Loudoun Impact Fund Guidelines ~ 2019 The Community Foundation’s giving-circle grant advisors will consider applications that positively impact disadvantaged or low-income children or young adults up to 24; or, special needs or disabled populations; or disadvantaged or low-income adults 60 years or older in Loudoun County. Proposed projects should address some or all of the following for these populations: Address housing needs, life skills, health, welfare, and social programs designed to enhance individual and community wellbeing; and/or, Provide services such as daycare, home care, respite care, medical care, after-school care, athletic and exercise programs. Grantmaking Priorities Projects that leverage additional resources, such as volunteer time, in-kind gifts of materials or supplies, matching support from other funding sources, and collaboration with additional groups. Who is Eligible to Apply? Loudoun Impact Fund applicants may be area 501(c)(3) public charities/nonprofits, schools, and churches providing direct services to residents of Loudoun County. (NOTE: The Loudoun Impact Fund can support faith-based entities, however, it will not support projects that either provide or require religious teachings or exclude citizens of different faiths.) Application Deadlines and Reviews Applications must be submitted electronically via email to nicole@CommunityFoundationLF.org on or before October 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m....
Loudoun County Human Services Strategic Plan Unveiled

Loudoun County Human Services Strategic Plan Unveiled

Loudoun County, in partnership with the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, the Loudoun Human Services Network, and local community members, has developed the county’s first, community-wide Human Services Strategic Plan. The plan provides a roadmap for implementing improved, coordinated systems of care that meet the county’s human service needs in areas such as affordable health care, child care and housing as well as funding and advocacy. The plan, presented at the Board of Supervisors business meeting July 2, 2019, has five major goals. Close critical service gaps for vulnerable or underserved members of the Loudoun community; Improve health and wellness outcomes by addressing the social determinants of health that challenge the Loudoun community; Optimize access for people seeking services by integrating the Loudoun human services system; Meet the growing needs of the Loudoun community through the development and coordination of resources and funding practices; and Enhance the quality, capacity and delivery of services by strengthening the network of human services providers. A Human Services Strategic Plan Advisory Committee is being established by the county to develop an implementation strategy for the plan. The committee will include representatives of the Loudoun County government, nonprofits, businesses, consumers and grant makers/funders. The plan was developed through a wide-ranging, collaborative effort by the Loudoun County government, the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and the Loudoun Human Services Network. Representatives of these groups served on the Human Services Strategic Plan Steering Committee, which developed the strategic plan. The effort also included extensive community outreach. “This was a very unified effort on the part of many organizations and agencies...