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 2019 (currently accepting applications), 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 older adults, and services for people with disabilities. Grants are expected to range from $5,000 to $20,000. Deadline is October 1, 2019. Final reports for 2018 grants are due October 2, 2019. Download the guidelines and grant application here.CFLNFC Grant Report Form
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 $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 (currently accepting Letters of Intent) — Funding programs that advance health, hunger and education limited to Loudoun County, Virginia. 100WomenStrong is will accept Letters of Intent for funding for the 2019-2020 grant cycle between October 1, 2019 to November 1, 2019. To learn more visit Nonprofits who submit a Letter of Intent will be notified of the status of their applications on or before 12/13/2019. Only those invited to apply will be requested to submit a full grant proposal by January 17,
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
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. It is expected that applications for the 2020 grant cycle will be accepted in fall 2019.No report required.
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.
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 2019 Guidelines and Application. Applications were due on or before January 24, 2019. It is expected that applications for the 2020 grant cycle will begin being accepted in fall 2020.CFLNFC Grant Report Form
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.
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.
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 no closed.
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 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 Roundtable Group are expected to open in fall 2020. Questions? Contact Nicole Acosta, 703-779-3505, x3.
Participants are always requested to provide us with an evaluation at the conclusion of the program.