November 1, 2019
The Loudoun Impact Fund, a joint initiative of the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, awarded a total of $102,000 in grants to 15 charities serving Loudoun County through the generosity of almost 50 individuals and businesses that pooled charitable gifts. Loudoun Impact Fund members decided 2019 grantmaking would address youth, disabled, and elderly charitable needs.

The Loudoun Impact Fund has granted roughly $600,000 since its inception in 2014.

The 2019 winning organizations are as follows:
  • A Farm Less Ordinary, $8,000 to support the purchase of equipment for a new farm location in Leesburg that will employ people with disabilities.
  • A Place To Be, $5,000 to support the expansion of new services in eastern Loudoun County, with the purchase of music equipment for music therapists serving youth and young adults with disabilities.
  • Arc of Loudoun, $5,000 to support renovations to expand Early Intervention Services offered through Aurora Behavior Clinic, Aurora School, and Open Door Learning Center to children with disabilities.
  • BRAWS, $3,000 to provide undergarments and menstrual products to girls in Loudoun County, with the goal of reducing school absences.
  • Crossroads Jobs, $5,000 to support job placement and post placement services for disabled adults, and to launch a Mentoring Program in support of newly-hired clients who have disabilities and their employers, to improve job retention.
  • Fenwick Foundation, $6,000 to provide dental care and treatment to low-income, older adults.
  • HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, $7,500 to support a satellite food pantry program, in partnership with Loudoun Hunger Relief, providing HealthWorks patients with healthy food and nutrition education.
  • Hopecam, Inc., $2,500 to support children undergoing cancer treatment, connecting them to their schools and support systems using webcams and internet technology.
  • INMED Partnerships for Children, $5,000 to support academically-focused after-school program and STEAM summer day camp for disadvantaged children.
  • Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter, $10,000 to providing counseling and support group services to child victims of domestic and sexual violence, as well as activities provided to children residing in the LAWS Emergency Shelter.
  • Loudoun Hunger Relief, $10,000 to support the Senior Adult Food Security Program, providing food to at-risk older adults, in partnership with HealthWorks for Northern Virginia, Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, Madison House Apartments, and the William Watters House.
  • Loudoun Literacy Council, $7,500 to support the Family Literacy STEP Project, providing literacy enrichment to at-risk preschool children and their families in 10 classrooms across Loudoun County.
  • Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, $10,000 to support services for disabled and older adults through assisted transportation, money management services, shopping assistance, visiting, home repairs, and quality-of-life programs.
  • Mobile Hope, $7,500 to support the Crisis Care program serving homeless young adults, ages 18-24, including shelter and intensive case management services.
  • Ryan Bartel Foundation, $10,000 to support the continuation of the Sources of Strength program, provided in partnership with LCPS, including a program expansion to additional schools.