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 fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

Forward Turn Youth Advisors will now accept grant applications for the 2021 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 and Interviews
For more information on Forward Turn grantmaking priorities, eligibility requirements, and to access the online grant application, visit

Grant applications are submitted online and are due by Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 5:00 p.m.

Please note that members of the Youth Advisory Council will conduct online interviews with applicants and the youth endorsing their work. Interviews will be held the evenings of Monday, April 19, 2021 and Monday, May 3, 2021. Interview times will be scheduled with applicants once all applications are received.

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