Giving Circle Members Pool Resources to Benefit Loudoun County

The Loudoun Impact Fund, a joint initiative of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, announced the grantees of its fourth annual grant cycle last night.  Ten charities dedicated to programs benefitting youth and elderly in Loudoun County received grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000, for a total of $96,725 in 2016, the largest pool of funding distributed to date.

The Loudoun Impact Fund is a giving circle of engaged Loudoun County donors managed in partnership by the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.  Since its inception in 2012, it has granted $261,725 to support critical needs in Loudoun County.  Its purpose is to invest strategically in Loudoun County, Virginia, to promote education, the arts and the environment, and to support the needs of Loudoun families, children and youth.  Each year, giving circle members work together to identify specific criteria for the annual grant cycle and, as the grant cycle progresses, serve as a grants review team for all proposals collected.  Membership in the circle is $1,000 for individuals and $5,000 for businesses.

A number of businesses and institutional funders joined the circle this year including Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, AllTranspack, Inc, Fortessa Tableware/Integrus Holdings, Madison Wealth Management, John Marshall Bank, AHT Insurance, and The Life Centre.

The list of winners is available here and in the full press release.

Read the full press release