Giving Circle at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia supports critical needs in Loudoun County

YMCA-Loudoun2014 Loudoun Impact Grantee YMCA Loudoun County was awarded $25,000 for their My Place after-school program.The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia has awarded a total of $50,000 to five nonprofit organizations through its Loudoun Impact Fund with grants from $4,000 to $25,000 each to support programs serving children and youth in Loudoun through age 18.  This is the second grant cycle of the Loudoun Impact Fund, dedicated to supporting organizations in Loudoun County, and brings total grants through the fund to $100,000.

The largest grant of $25,000 has been awarded to YMCA Loudoun County for their My Place after-school program, which offers state-licensed after-school care with daily homework assistance, computer time, enrichment activities, physical fitness and healthful eating.  The grant will support a sliding scale for families who might not otherwise be able to afford the program.

Another $25,000 was awarded to four nonprofit organizations with programs that address the wellbeing of children and youth in Loudoun through age 18. These organizations include the Audubon Naturalist Society, the Arc of Loudoun at Paxton Campus, the Loudoun Literacy Council, and Loudoun Youth.  See more information about each of these grants here.

The Loudoun Impact Fund is a giving circle run by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia that is exclusive to Loudoun County citizens, corporations and service organizations. It was established to invest strategically in Loudoun County to promote education, the arts and the environment, and to support the needs of Loudoun families, children and youth. Members of the Loudoun Impact Fund pool their membership fees and together determine which causes to support.  They reviewed grant applications submitted through the competitive cycle this year and made grant recommendations from the Loudoun Impact Fund. 

“The members of the Loudoun Impact Fund are so pleased to have raised $100,000 over the past two years to benefit Loudoun based nonprofits,” said John Wolff of Capital Fiduciary Advisors, LLC, board member at the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia, and a member of the Loudoun Impact Fund. “Our financial support continues to be targeted towards Loudoun’s children – how we can assist making their lives better through after-school and other developmental programs. I look forward to expanding the impact of the Loudoun Impact Fund amongst our growing community.”

Support for the Loudoun Impact Fund comes from Integrus Holdings, Madison Wealth Management, Capital Fiduciary Advisors, LLC, the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation and the COATH Fund – a donor advised fund at the Community Foundation.

Members make an annual, tax deductible contribution to the Loudoun Impact Fund at the level of $1,000 for individuals and $5,000 for corporations. To learn more or become a member, click here or contact Lesley MacDonald at