The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties is now accepting applications to be considered for a new grant opportunity, the Giving Tuesday Matching Challenge.
As part of its COVID-19 relief efforts, the Community Foundation offers the Giving Tuesday Matching Challenge opportunity to five human services nonprofits that are members of the Loudoun Human Services Network. Funding for the Giving Tuesday Matching Challenge is provided through donations made to the Community Foundation’s Community Emergency Relief Fund.
The Community Emergency Relief Fund was established in March 2020 to accept and strategically disburse funding to address COVID-19 emergency response and relief efforts in Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
The Community Foundation will select five human services nonprofits that can demonstrate significant hardship due to COVID-19 to participate in the Giving Tuesday Matching Challenge. As many organizations have lost revenue during the pandemic due to cancelled fundraisers, reduced fees for services, or funders changing grant priorities, the Giving Tuesday Matching Challenge is designed to help catalyze fundraising efforts for nonprofits and energize their donors to support their work during this difficult time.
Selected organizations will commit to raising at least $5,000 during Giving Tuesday, and in return, the Community Foundation will grant up to $5,000 in general support funding per organization matched from the Community Emergency Relief Fund. Giving Tuesday is a nationally recognized day of giving to nonprofits, and takes place this year on December 1, 2020.
Selected nonprofits will coordinate their own fundraising campaigns to meet the minimum $5,000 fundraising challenge. Donations received by the selected nonprofits between Tuesday, November 24 and Tuesday, December 8, 2020 may count towards the minimum $5,000 fundraising challenge. Gifts made online or mailed may be included; pledged gifts are not included unless received by the organization during the timeframe noted.
An optional pre-application workshop will be held on Friday, September 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. You must register to attend; to register to attend the pre-application workshop click here.
Applications are due by Monday, October 5, 2020, 5:00 p.m.