About Forward Turn

Forward Turn is a youth-led charitable grantmaking program that takes a “forward turn” to benefit communities in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. Forward Turn is a partnership with the Loudoun County Youth Advisory Council and funded by the S. Murray Rust and Mary H.C. Rust Student Philanthropy Project endowment of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

Forward Turn Youth Advisors will now accept grant applications for the 2019-2020 grant cycle that Strengthen Positive Youth Lifestyle, Create United Youth Communities, and Encourage Community Youth Involvement in Loudoun and Fauquier Counties. Youth involvement in the application process is strongly preferred. Mini-grants will range from $500-$1,500.

Grant Application

For more information on Forward Turn grantmaking priorities, eligibility requirements, and to access the online grant application, please visit https://funding.communityfoundationlf.org.

Grant applications, submitted online, are due by January 17, 2020. Please note that in-person interviews with applicants and youth endorsing their work will be conducted on February 10, 2020, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and February 24, 2020. 6:30-8:00 p.m.


Contact Nicole Acosta, Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs, at [email protected] or 703-779-3505, x3.