Collective Philanthropy in Loudoun County

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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.  Many members are new to grantmaking and look forward to learning more about programs, needs, and solutions in Loudoun County.

Join the Loudoun Impact Fund today!

2017 Grant Cycle Guidelines

The Community Foundation’s giving-circle grant advisors will consider applications that positively impact Youth and Elderly Welfare in Loudoun County. Proposed projects should some or all of the following:
  • Address disadvantaged children and young adults up to 24 or disadvantaged elders 60 or over with low incomes, special needs, disabilities or related life risks,
  • Provide services enhancing health and welfare such as daycare, home care, respite care, medical care, after-school care, athletic and exercise programs, or social programs designed to enhance individual and community wellbeing.  

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 on or before September 13, 2017, midnight. 

Grant Size, Announcement, Final Reporting

Grants are expected to range from $5,000 to $30,000 per agency.  An estimated $125,000 will be available for distribution (it is anticipated that 1 or 2 large grants will be awarded; a majority of grants will be in the $10,000 range or less).  Grants will be announced no later than October 13, 2017.  Grantees will be invited to attend an evening grantee & donor reception planned for November 1, 2017.

A final report of accomplishment and summary of grant expenses must be provided to the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties by August 15, 2018. Extensions may be allowed, but must be approved in writing in advance. 
Questions can be directed to:  Amy Owen at (703) 779-3505.

2017 Grant Application and Info

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