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
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 will offer 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 due by July 8, 2019, 5:00 p.m.; program takes place July 2019 through February 2020. Download Strategic Planning Consortium guidelines and application.
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.
100WOMENSTRONG Addiction and Recovery Initiative Grants — In this pilot grant program, 100WomenStrong invites 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 are due by 11:59, p.m., August 1, 2019. To apply visit
URSULA LANDSRATH ANIMAL RESCUE FUND -- 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 $500 to $2,500 range. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2019. Grant awards will be announced by December 1, 2019. Final reports from organizations selected to receive a grant are due November 30, 2020. Download the guidelines and grant application here.CFLNFC Grant Report Form
100WOMENSTRONG Competitive Grants — Funding programs that advance health, hunger and education limited to Loudoun County, Virginia. The application process includes submission of a Letter of Intent. Letters of Intent will be accepted between 7 AM October 1, 2018 and 5 PM November 1, 2018. Organizations submitting a LOI will be notified of the status of their request on or before December 14, 2018. Organizations invited to apply will submit a full grant proposal by January 18, 2019. To learn more visit Final reports for 2019 grants are due March 2,
LOUDOUN IMPACT FUND 2018, a partnership between the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, will consider grants for programs that advance youth and elderly welfare, and services for people with disabilities. Grants are expected to range from $5,000 to $10,000. Deadline is October 12, 2018. Final reports for 2018 grants are due October 2, 2019. It is expected that the 2019 RFP will be released in Fall 2019. Download the guidelines and grant application here.CFLNFC Grant Report Form
PLATINUM ACHIEVEMENT AWARD -- As the Community Foundation celebrates its 20th anniversary and 3rd year implementing the Faces of Loudoun campaign, we invite proposals for an inaugural Platinum Achievement Award. Three nonprofit organizations demonstrating significant internal innovation and improved operational achievement will be awarded a $2,000 grant. Deadline to apply is April 26, 2019. Download the guidelines and grant application here.No report required.
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. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2018No report required.
BENEFIT Live — Funding programs that provide safety net, health, and human services serving the Loudoun community. The deadline to apply is April 12, 2018. Click here for a full program description and application form.No report required.
FORWARD TURN -- 2018-2019 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. Download the Guidelines and Application. Applications are due on or before January 24, 2019. NOTE: Finalists are required to join a face-to-face interview with Forward Turn Grantmakers on February 11, 2019 sometime between 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.CFLNFC Grant Report Form
SOCIAL IMPACT INSTITUTE -- Leading for Success 2019. The Social Impact Institute is a deep learning environment. For the fourth year, we offer Leading for Success, an Executive Coaching program for a small number of participants. This program is led by Leigh Shields, a highly respected executive coach and local resident. Participants dedicate between 2 to 4 hours per month in the program. Applications for the 2019-2020 are now being accepted. Applications due by April 22, 2019; new program to begin late spring 2019.
Download 2019 Application.
Participants are always requested to provide us with an evaluation at the conclusion of the program.
SOCIAL IMPACT INSTITUTE -- Board Chair Roundtable 2019. Nonprofit Board Chairs are invited to join this new program of the Social Impact Institute, beginning March 2019. The Board Chair Roundtable will meet monthly for six months, providing educational opportunities and peer support to local board chairs. Registration due February 15, 2019. Questions? Contact Nicole Acosta, 703-779-3505, x3.
Download the application form here.
Participants are always requested to provide us with an evaluation at the conclusion of the program.