This week, The Loudoun Chamber Foundation announces the recipients of their 2020 grantmaking, totaling $32,000. The mission of the The Loudoun Chamber is to create a world class quality of life for everyone in Loudoun County. To make that vision a reality, The Loudoun Chamber created the Loudoun Chamber Foundation to conduct philanthropic and community building activities in 2015.
The organizations receiving 2020 Loudoun Chamber Foundation grants are:
- Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice/LAWS – The Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter provides free, confidential services to the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
- A Place to Be – This grant will help A Place To Be purchase music equipment and expand to Eastern Loudoun, to serve those with disabilities, medical and mental health challenges.
- Friends of Loudoun Mental Health – This all-volunteer group helps those disabled by mental illness with assistance for housing, improved care, promoting recovery and raising awareness.
- American Red Cross in the National Capital Region – This grant will support the “Sound the Alarm,” a Home Fire Safety Campaign to decrease injuries and loss of life from home fires.
- The Ryan Bartel Foundation – This grant will support several youth suicide prevention programs, including the We’re All Human initiative in 15 high and 11 middle schools in Loudoun.
- Loudoun Habitat for Humanity – This grant will support LHFH’s Home Repair program, which fixes unsafe and inadequate living conditions enabling families to stay in their homes.
- Loudoun Hunger Relief – Loudoun Chamber Foundation funds will be used to purchase food and warehouse storage equipment to help LHR better serve their clients.
- Special Olympics of Virginia, Loudoun County – This grant will support the first Special Olympics event in Loudoun, for D.C., area athletes on October 4, 2020, at Paul VI High School.