Award Winners

Eleven charities dedicated to programs benefiting youth and elderly received 2015 Loudoun Impact Fund grants ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.  Launched by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia as a means to involve local citizens in community philanthropy, this year it broadened the giving circle by partnering with the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.  This year, $65,000 in grants were awarded, making total to date $165,000.

All Ages Read Together - $8,500
To expand its reading programs for low-income children to an additional location in Sterling 

Audubon Naturalist Society - $2,500
To support an after school program for at-risk youth at Rust Sanctuary in Leesburg

Loudoun Education Foundation - $7,500
To support its Backpack Coalition programs providing weekend food for LCPS children

INMED Partnerships for Children - $5,000
To support its newly emerging after-school program for low-income youth  

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter - $6,000
To support the emergency shelter for women and their children

Loudoun Interfaith Relief - $5,000
To purchase fresh fruit for elders and children distributed through the food pantry 

Loudoun Literacy Council - $5,000
To expand early head start literacy programs for low- income children

Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers - $10,000
To provide direct services to elderly and disabled low -income clients  

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) - $5,000
To seed a teen mental health and awareness program in Loudoun County  

National Center for Children and Families - $5,000
To provide dental, vision, and clothing for low income kids referred by the LCPS system  

YMCA - $5,000
To support its after school programs for low income children