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100WomenStrong is a diverse group of women, men, and corporate partners who love Loudoun County, and want to make a difference here. Together, they make a powerful impact with combined giving. Each member has an equal say and an equal vote about which nonprofit organizations will receive support each year. 100WomenStrong was founded in 2008 by people who have made a commitment to improve the quality of life for residents of Loudoun County and is a component fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties. By combining powerful financial strength, a philanthropic passion for giving, and community leadership, 100WomenStrong provides strategic support to help address key areas of need in our community. In 2022, they hit a major milestone, surpassing $3.5 million in funding for nonprofits in Loudoun County. 100WomenStrong now invites organizations to submit a Letter of Intent for the 2023 100WomenStrong Competitive Grant cycle.

Grantmaking Priorities
100WomenStrong prioritizes funding for projects or programs addressing these needs in Loudoun County, Virginia:

  • Shelter
  • Health
  • Hunger
  • Education

In addition, 100WomenStrong prioritizes requests for funding that:

  • maintain or increase the capacity of the organization’s mission
  • provide significant benefits and/or impact to Loudoun County residents
  • provide creative and innovative ways to meet community needs

Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity in good standing with the IRS, a unit of government, or a school. Nonprofits can visit the 100WomenStrong website to determine their eligibility for consideration. The group’s eligibility self-assessment is at https://www.onehundredwomenstrong.org/grants/.

LOI Instructions, Deadlines and Reviews
LOI’s are submitted online through the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties’ online grant portal and will be accepted beginning October 1, 2022. The LOI form can be accessed beginning October 1, 2022.
Grant Portal Link: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=cflf

LOI’s must be submitted in the portal no later than November 1, 20225:00 p.m. LOI’s will be reviewed by 100WomenStrong; select organizations will then be invited to submit a full proposal for consideration. All organizations that submit an LOI will be notified of the outcome of their request by December 19, 2022.

Full Proposal Deadline and Reviews
Organizations invited to submit a full proposal after the LOI review process will be given instructions to submit a full proposal, which will be due by February 1, 2023. Full applications will be reviewed by 100WomenStrong who will make grant recommendations to the Community Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Pre-LOI Workshop
An optional pre-LOI workshop was held online for interested applicants on Tuesday, October 18, 2022. You may view the recording of that workshop here:  https://youtu.be/bC3Lyi8MGTI .

Grant Size, Notification, Final Reporting
Final grant decisions will be announced no later than Friday, April 21, 2023. Grantees will be requested to participate in a grantee & donor reception planned for early May 2022.

A final report of outputs, outcomes and grant expenses must be provided to 100WomenStrong one year after grant awards are madeAll grant funds must be expended before that date. Extensions may be allowed, but must be approved in writing in advance.

Questions?
If you have questions about your LOI or proposal, contact Pam Ray, Managing Director, 100WomenStrong at [email protected].If you need assistance with the online grant portal, contact Nicole Acosta, Vice President of Grants and Nonprofit Programs at the Community Foundation at [email protected].