Now Accepting Applications:  Loudoun Chamber Foundation

Now Accepting Applications: Loudoun Chamber Foundation

The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for grants from the Loudoun Chamber Foundation, a fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. All Loudoun Chamber nonprofit, public charity members are eligible to submit an application for a Loudoun Chamber Foundation grant. The deadline to apply is November 26, 2019. Since launched in December of 2014, the Loudoun Chamber Foundation has awarded $84,000 in grants to 27 local nonprofit groups focused on issues including education, health care, hunger and mental health. The Loudoun Chamber Foundation was created to provide financial support to area nonprofits focused on economic development, education and workforce development, public safety and healthy communities. The Loudoun Chamber Foundation’s grant application can be found here: https://funding.communityfoundationlf.org/ and...
Now Accepting Reservations:  Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center

Now Accepting Reservations: Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center

Newly unveiled in summer 2019, the Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center provides a learning environment for the Community Foundation’s nonprofit training and leadership programs, including the Nonprofit Academy workshop series, Social Impact Institute programs, and more. Located at 714 East Market Street, Leesburg, VA, 20176, the Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center also serves as an art gallery, featuring the original artwork of local artists. The Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center is also now available for local nonprofits to use as a meeting or training space. For example, nonprofits may reserve the Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center for their next: Board of Directors meeting Staff in-service Continuing education opportunities Volunteer training Professional network meeting To learn more about the CMNTC’s use requirements, reservation process, and more, visit: Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center The Claude Moore Nonprofit Training Center is a gift to our community. We thank our nonprofit leaders for their interest and support of its...
Now Accepting Applications:  Forward Turn 2019-2020

Now Accepting Applications: Forward Turn 2019-2020

About Forward Turn Forward Turn is a youth-led charitable grantmaking program that takes a “forward turn” to benefit communities in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. Forward Turn is a partnership with the Loudoun County Youth Advisory Council and funded by the S. Murray Rust and Mary H.C. Rust Student Philanthropy Project endowment of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Forward Turn Youth Advisors will now accept grant applications for the 2019-2020 grant cycle that Strengthen Positive Youth Lifestyle, Create United Youth Communities, and Encourage Community Youth Involvement in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. Youth involvement in the application process is strongly preferred. Mini-grants will range from $500-$1,500. Grant Application For more information on Forward Turn grantmaking priorities, eligibility requirements, and to access the online grant application, please visit https://funding.communityfoundationlf.org. Grant applications, submitted online, are due by January 17, 2020. Please note that in-person interviews with applicants and youth endorsing their work will be conducted on February 10, 2020, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and February 24, 2020. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Questions? Contact Nicole Acosta, Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs, at nicole@communityfoundationlf.org or 703-779-3505,...
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...