Photo Caption: 2023 Loudoun Impact Fund Donors
The Loudoun Impact Fund recently awarded $116,000 in grants to 15 nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun County, reaching a milestone of surpassing $1 million in grants distributed since 2014. This year’s grant awards were made possible through the generosity of 64 individuals and businesses that pooled charitable gifts.
The Loudoun Impact Fund brings together individuals and businesses interested in grantmaking administered through a joint effort of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. Grants from the Loudoun Impact Fund support services for at-risk youth, seniors, and people with disabilities in Loudoun County. Since 2014, the Loudoun Impact Fund has granted a cumulative $1,027,725.
Participants make a gift of $1,000 per individual or $5,000 per business to join the giving circle. Its donors review proposals submitted by local nonprofits through a competitive grant application process and recommend grants to support Loudoun residents.
This year’s corporate donors to the Loudoun Impact Fund included Backflow Technology, Fortessa Tableware Solutions, ILM Capital LLC, Madison Wealth Management, Oak Hill Wealth Advisors, Silver Line Tech, and Tony Nerantzis and Associates of Raymond James.
At least $5,000 in additional private donations, above and beyond this year’s grant pool, have also been committed by individual members of the giving circle to support additional nonprofit needs identified in grant proposals submitted by nonprofits.
2023 Loudoun Impact Fund Grantees
This year’s grants from the Loudoun Impact Fund are as follows:
- $7,000 to A Farm Less Ordinary to support year-round training for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
- $5,000 to All Ages Read Together to support free, quality preschool for under-served children residing in Loudoun County
- $10,000 to A Place To Be to support employment transition, socialization, life skills and leadership program for youth and young adults with disabilities
- $10,000 to Crossroads Jobs to support job search training, placement and post placement support services for disabled Loudoun County residents
- $9,000 to Dulles South Food Pantry to support infants and senior adults in Loudoun County facing food insecurity and lack of essential needs
- $5,000 to Insight Memory Care Center to support older adults with mild cognitive impairment and their caregivers in Loudoun County through socialization, peer support and education
- $10,000 to Legacy Farms to support apprenticeship-style learning and vocational training to neurodivergent individuals ages 16 and older in Loudoun County
- $10,000 to Loudoun Cares to support an emergency financial assistance and referral program for low-income families with children
- $10,000 to Loudoun Hunger Relief to support an emergency grocery program for low-income senior adults in Loudoun County
- $5,000 to Loudoun Literacy Council to support expanding their Loudoun County Public Schools STEP partnership for family literacy programming in ten schools that serve low-income families
- $5,000 to Loudoun Serenity House to support a transportation fund for financially and vehicle-challenged Leesburg-based recovery house residents and program participants
- $8,000 to Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers to support expanded transportation services for seniors and adults with disabilities in Loudoun County
- $7,000 to Ryan Bartel Foundation to support a new training program for youth mental wellness program facilitators serving Loudoun County youth
- $5,000 to The Arc of Loudoun to support affordable preschool and therapies for children, many with disabilities in Loudoun County
- $10,000 to Women Giving Back to support expanded and renovated facilities to support programming for children and youth in crisis in Loudoun County
Individuals or businesses interested in joining the Loudoun Impact Fund can learn more by visiting: https://communityfoundationlf.org/lif/.