The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties has launched a new fund dedicated to racial equity grantmaking. In its first round of grantmaking, the Racial Equity Fund will be dedicated to emerging nonprofits in our footprint led by Black leaders. It has been seeded by gifts from the Community Foundation’s Endowment for the Community, the Siker Family Foundation, and the Don and Amy Owen Charitable Fund.
President and CEO Amy Owen first announced the creation of the fund at the Community Foundation’s annual Philanthropy Summit held on October 14, 2021. Owen encouraged attendees to make a donation of any amount.
“The Community Foundation is committed to a healthy, thriving community through a shared humanity,” Owen shared. “Your presence here today helps keep our eyes on the prize.”
More than 90 individuals attended the summit which focused on building awareness and discussing proactive approaches regarding the issue of racial equity, diversity, and inclusion in the areas of education, housing, and the workplace.