Grant Seekers

Our grants and scholarships are guided by the vision of our donors who create personalized funds to meet their own philanthropic goals. Some grantmaking funds issue guidelines and request proposals. Others recommend grants to our board without any interaction with our charities. When a fund is seeking a proposal or specific information, we let our prospective grantees know via email announcements—so be sure you sign up to receive those. Scholarship funds are unique, too. Be sure to look at specifics for each one.

Grant Guidelines and Application RequirementsGrant Reporting Forms
LOUDOUN IMPACT FUND (currently accepting applications)- this partnership between the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will consider 2020 grants for programs serving vulnerable and at-risk youth in Loudoun County. Grants are expected to range from $5,000 to $15,000. Deadline to apply is October 21, 2020. A pre-application workshop will be held September 18. Final reports for 2019 grants are due October 2, 2020. Access the grant guidelines, application, and pre-application workshop registration here.CFLNFC Grant Report
GIVING TUESDAY MATCHING CHALLENGE (currently accepting applications)- we offer five human service nonprofits that are members of the Loudoun Human Services Network the opportunity to be selected for our Giving Tuesday Matching Challenge. Using funds from the Community Emergency Relief Fund, selected nonprofits that raise $5,000 on Giving Tuesday will receive up to $5,000 in matching grants. Applications are due Monday, October 5, 2020; a pre-application workshop will be held Friday, September 25, 2020. Access the grant guidelines, application, and pre-application workshop registration here.Selected organizations will be provided instructions for final reporting via email.
PAW FUND (currently accepting applications) -- nonprofit organizations focused on animal safety, education, adoption, health, and overall animal welfare in Loudoun County. Up to four grants of $2,500 each may be awarded. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2020. Grant awards were announced by December 1, 2020. Review the grant guidelines and access the online application here.No grant report required.
URSULA LANDSRATH ANIMAL RESCUE FUND (currently accepting applications) -- funding animal welfare organizations in Virginia, in honor of Ursula Landsrath, founder of the Animal Rescue Fund of Virginia. Grants are expected to range from the $1,000 to $3,000 range. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2020. Grant awards were announced by December 15, 2020. Review the grant guidelines and access the online application here.No grant report required.
LOUDOUN COMMUNITY CABINET — supporting and investing in Loudoun human services nonprofit organizations that need financial support to withstand financial crisis caused by COVID-19. To be considered, organizations must (1) provide critical services to vulnerable populations in Loudoun County (vulnerable populations include people with disabilities, older adults, children or youth, people of color, English language learners, unemployed/underemployed, or housing-insecure or low-income residents) and (2) can demonstrate significant financial need directly resulting from lost income or increased demand for services in 2020 due to COVID-19. Two sources of funding are available to an applicant: (A) general support funding and/or (B) capacity building funding. Applications were due August 12, 2020.CFLNFC Grant Report
FORWARD TURN -- 2019-2020 Grants for Youth Programs. Mini grants are offered through the Community Foundation’s Forward Turn Youth Grantmaking program, a partnership with Loudoun Youth Advisory Council and Loudoun Youth. Grants are strongly encouraged from youth grant writers. Funding is made available for youth programs in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. Review the 2019-2020 Guidelines and access the online grant application here. Applications were due January 17, 2020. No grant report required.
100WOMENSTRONG Competitive Grants — Funding programs that advance health, hunger and education limited to Loudoun County, Virginia. 100WomenStrong is currently only considering proposals for funding by invitation only. To learn more visit www.onehundredwomenstrong.org. OneHundredWomenStrong.org
LOUDOUN CHAMBER FOUNDATION — Funding programs that advance Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, Education and Workforce Development, Public Safety, and a Healthy Community limited to Loudoun County, Virginia. 2019 applications were accepted between November 4-26, 2019. Review the grant guidelines and access the online application here.No report required.
100WOMENSTRONG Addiction and Recovery Initiative Grants — In this pilot grant program, 100WomenStrong invited nonprofit organizations, government agencies or school systems who directly and specifically impact Loudoun County to apply for funds for new or existing programs and / or community awareness and outreach in the areas of: prevention and/or treatment of substance misuse and addiction; aftercare services, housing and/or therapies for those who have been in a substance misuse or addiction treatment program; and
programs above that apply evidence-based practices. Applications were due by 11:59, p.m., August 1, 2019. To apply visit www.onehundredwomenstrong.org. Final reports are due November 1, 2020.
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PLATINUM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD -- As the Community Foundation celebrated its 20th anniversary and 3rd year implementing the Faces of Loudoun campaign, we invited proposals for an inaugural Platinum Achievement Award. Three nonprofit organizations demonstrating significant internal innovation and improved operational achievement were awarded a $2,000 grant. Deadline to apply was April 26, 2019. Download the 2019 guidelines and grant application here.No report required.
PLATINUM ENDOWMENT CHALLENGE -- Five organizations will be selected for the Platinum Endowment Challenge. Selected organizations will commit to raising at least $10,000 within one year to establish an endowment fund, or build a reserve fund. The Community Foundation will match with up to $10,000, contributed to an agency endowment fund. Pre-application interest meeting September 4, 2019; Applications due by 5:00 p.m. September 27, 2019. Download the guidelines and application here.Final report will be execution of agency endowment fund agreement.
Program OfferingsEvaluation Forms
SOCIAL IMPACT INSTITUTE -- Racial Equity Framework (currently accepting registration for The Onion Dialogues). The Social Impact Institute is a deep learning environment. In 2020, the Community Foundation offers a new program of the Social Impact Institute, the The Racial Equity Framework. The Racial Equity Framework is a three-part program for nonprofit professionals addressing race, racism, and equity. Registrations are now being taken for the first part of the program, The Onion Dialogues workshop for Executive Directors and Board members. Learn more.
Participants are always requested to provide us with an evaluation at the conclusion of the program.
SOCIAL IMPACT INSTITUTE -- Leadership Institute (currently accepting applications). The Social Impact Institute is a deep learning environment. In 2020, the Community Foundation offers a new program of the Social Impact Institute, the Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is a six-month in-person training program for executives and managers who are focused on leading people and teams. Applications due June 18, 2020. Download application here.
Participants are always requested to provide us with an evaluation at the conclusion of the program.
SOCIAL IMPACT INSTITUTE -- Board Chair Roundtable 2020 -- Nonprofit Board Chairs are invited to participate in this program of the Social Impact Institute. The Board Chair Roundtable meets monthly for six months, providing educational opportunities and peer support to local board chairs. Registrations for a new Board Chair Roundtable group in 2020 were open until February 14, 2020, with program beginning May 2020. Questions? Contact Nicole Acosta, 703-779-3505, x3. Download the registration application here.Participants are always requested to provide us with an evaluation at the conclusion of the program.
SOCIAL IMPACT INSTITUTE -- Strategic Planning Consortium 2019. The Social Impact Institute offers a deep learning environment and capacity-building programs for nonprofits. The Strategic Planning Consortium offers four nonprofit organizations with organizational budgets of $500,000 or less the opportunity to receive professional consulting services to develop a personalized strategic plan. Selected organizations contribute $1,000; remaining costs offset by the Community Foundation with support from 100WomenStrong and the County of Loudoun. Applications were due by July 8, 2019, 5:00 p.m.; program takes place July 2019 through February 2020. Participants are always requested to provide us with an evaluation at the conclusion of the program, and will be required to submit their finalized strategic plan.