The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties have partnered to offer charitable funding opportunities to qualifying organizations serving Loudoun County through the Loudoun Impact Fund.

The Loudoun Impact Fund is a giving circle of caring donors, each offering gifts of $1,000 (per person) or $5,000 (per foundation or corporation). Gifts are pooled together to leverage funding and offer grants with impact, here at home.

Loudoun Impact Fund Guidelines ~ 2019
The Community Foundation’s giving-circle grant advisors will consider applications that positively impact disadvantaged or low-income children or young adults up to 24; or, special needs or disabled populations; or disadvantaged or low-income adults 60 years or older in Loudoun County. Proposed projects should address some or all of the following for these populations:

  • Address housing needs, life skills, health, welfare, and social programs designed to enhance individual and community wellbeing; and/or,
  • Provide services such as daycare, home care, respite care, medical care, after-school care, athletic and exercise programs.

Grantmaking Priorities
Projects that leverage additional resources, such as volunteer time, in-kind gifts of materials or supplies, matching support from other funding sources, and collaboration with additional groups.

Who is Eligible to Apply?
Loudoun Impact Fund applicants may be area 501(c)(3) public charities/nonprofits, schools, and churches providing direct services to residents of Loudoun County. (NOTE: The Loudoun Impact Fund can support faith-based entities, however, it will not support projects that either provide or require religious teachings or exclude citizens of different faiths.)

Application Deadlines and Reviews
Applications must be submitted electronically via email to [email protected] on or before October 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m.

Grant Size, Announcement, Final Reporting
An estimated $125,000 will be available for distribution. Grants will range from $5,000 to $20,000; grants of less than $5,000 will be considered. Grants will be announced no later than Friday, November 8, 2019. Grantees will be invited to attend an evening grantee & donor reception planned for Monday, November 18, 2019. A final report of accomplishment and summary of grant expenses must be provided to the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties by October 2, 2020. Extensions may be allowed, but must be approved in writing in advance.

Grant Guidelines and Application
Download the full grant guidelines and application:
LIF Guidelines Application 2019