Applications due Friday, April 29, 2022, 5:00 p.m.
Grant Program Summary
The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties now invites Black-led nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun County to apply for mini grants through a new Black-led Nonprofit Grant Program of the Community Foundation’s Racial Equity Fund.
The Black-led Nonprofit Grant Program is made possible through generous support from Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic Region, the Siker Family Foundation, the Don and Amy Owen Charitable Fund, and the Community Foundation’s Endowment for the Community. The Racial Equity Fund was established in 2021 to support grantmaking for emerging and grassroots Black-and-Brown-led nonprofit organizations, equity initiatives in our footprint, and advancement of equity leadership. In this initiative, the fund will focus on providing mini-grants to Black-led nonprofit organizations in Loudoun County.
The Black-led Nonprofit Grant Program seeks to provide general support mini-grants to Black-led organizations serving Loudoun County. Grants will be prioritized for organizations meeting the criteria below and seek to directly serve the Black community in Loudoun. Examples include:
- Arts, Culture, Historical Preservation, and Humanities
- Education, Youth Development, and Workforce Development
- Community Improvement, Capacity Building, and Leadership Advancement
- Human Services, including organizations addressing behavioral health, basic needs, services for older adults, people with disabilities, and other vulnerable populations
- Civil Rights, Social Action, and Non-political Advocacy
To be eligible, prospective applicants must meet all of these requirements:
- Have Black leadership in the senior executive position (paid or volunteer)
- Evidence of a racially and/or ethnically diverse board, staff, steering committee, or other leadership body and/or volunteers in leadership positions
- 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organizations or organizations using a 501(c)(3) fiscal sponsor. The use of a fiscal sponsor from a non-Black-led organization is permitted.
- Provide direct services in Loudoun County
Application Deadlines and Reviews
Applications must be submitted electronically through https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cflf.
Applications will be accepted starting March 21, 2022, and are due by Friday, April 29, 2022, 5:00 p.m. Applications will be reviewed and considered by a grants advisory committee of community members that includes representation from the Black community.
An optional pre-application workshop was held online for interested applicants on Friday, April 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. To view the recording of the workshop, click here.
Grant Size, Notification, Final Reporting
An estimated $15,000 will be available for distribution. Grants are expected to range between $1,000 – $3,500. Grants will be announced no later than May 31, 2022.
In addition to receiving grant funds, selected grantees will also receive a free admission for one full year (June 2022 through May 2023) to any of the Community Foundation’s nonprofit programming opportunities, including the Nonprofit Academy, the Social Impact Institute, and the Racial Equity Framework.
All grantees will be required to share the impact of their grant through a survey that will be conducted in May 2023.
Applications are accepted online at https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cflf. Organizations must create a user account first to access the application.
Contact Nicole Acosta, Vice President of Grants and Nonprofit Programs, at [email protected] or 703-779-3505, x3.