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
FORWARD TURN -- 2021 Grants for Youth Programs (currently accepting applications). 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 2021 Grant Guidelines and access the online grant application here. Applications are due March 23, 2021, 5:00 p.m. Applicants will also complete online interviews on April 19 or May 3, 2021. No grant report required.
MINORITY OWNED SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS (currently accepting applications)— Thanks to generous support from Google, Kaiser Permanente, and MVB Bank, minority owned small businesses in Loudoun County may be eligible to receive $5,000-$10,000 grants in this new grant program. Applications are due January 19, 2021; a pre-application workshop was held January 5, 2021. Review the grant guidelines, recordings of the pre-application workshops (including one with Spanish interpretation), and access the online application here.A six month report will be required; grantees will be provided a reporting form by email.
RACIAL EQUITY AUDIT — 2-3 nonprofit organizations will be selected to participate in a Racial Equity Audit, conducted by consultant Tamara Copeland. Selected organizations will contribute $250 towards the consulting fees, valued at approximately $4,500. Applications accepting on a rolling basis, but are due no later than January 8, 2021. Review the application, guidelines, and eligibility requirements 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. 2020 applications were accepted between November 2-23, 2020.No report required.
LOUDOUN IMPACT FUND - this partnership between the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and Community Foundation for Northern Virginia will fund 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 was October 21, 2020. Grant announcements will be made by December 2020. Final reports for 2020 grants are due November 1, 2021. CFLNFC Grant Report
GIVING TUESDAY MATCHING CHALLENGE - we offered 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 were due Monday, October 5, 2020.Selected organizations will be provided instructions for final reporting via email.
PAW FUND -- 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 was October 1, 2020. Grant awards will be announced by December 1, 2020.No grant report required.
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 the $1,000 to $3,000 range. Deadline to apply was October 1, 2020. Grant awards will be announced by December 15, 2020.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
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
Program OfferingsEvaluation Forms
SOCIAL IMPACT INSTITUTE -- Racial Equity Framework. 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. The Onion Dialogues and Allyship workshops have concluded for 2020; check back for new program offerings in 2021.Participants are always requested to provide us with an evaluation at the conclusion of the program.
SOCIAL IMPACT INSTITUTE -- Leadership Institute. The Social Impact Institute is a deep learning environment. In 2020, the Community Foundation offered 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. Programs have concluded for 2020; check back for new program offerings in 2021.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. Programs have concluded in 2020; check back for new program offerings in 2021.Participants are always requested to provide us with an evaluation at the conclusion of the program.