The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties granted $5,000 to five organizations at the recommendation of the recent winners of the 2023 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Awards.

The Loudoun Chamber announced the 2023 winners on Friday, January 20th at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting and Community Leadership Awards.  Each year, winners of the Community Leadership Awards have the opportunity to select a nonprofit organization to receive a $1,000 grant, provided by the Community Foundation.

This year’s winners selected the following organizations to receive a grant in their honor:

$1,000 grant to LAWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, selected by Dr. Edward Puccio, Inova Loudoun Hospital, winner of the Executive Leader category;

$1,000 grant to LAWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, selected Road Runner Wrecker Service, Inc, winner of the Small Business category;

$1,000 grant to LAWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services, selected by Danielle Nadler, Loudoun Education Foundation, winner of the Nonprofit Executive category;

$1,000 grant to Loudoun Hunger Relief, selected by Monti Mercer, HHMI Janelia Research Campus, winner of the Young Professional category;

$1,000 grant to Loudoun Free Clinic, selected by HHMI Janelia Research Campus, winner of the Large Business category.

HHMI Janelia Research Campus also provided matching donations of $1,000 each to Loudoun Cares and Northern Virginia Science Center.

“Team Janelia had a hard time limiting our selection to just one Loudoun-based nonprofit. HHMI Janelia is matching our CLA grants through the Community Foundation to maximize our support to include two more nonprofits,” said Monti Mercer, Community Liaison, HHMI Janelia Research Campus. “We are honored to participate in community giving with four local nonprofits whose missions support human services and STEM development in Loudoun.”