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Loudoun Impact Fund

Grants to Virginia Nonprofits, Schools, and Faith-Based
Organizations to Enhance the Lives of Youth

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Community Foundation for Northern Virginia and Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties

Deadline Date:

10/21/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $15,000 to Virginia nonprofit organizations, schools, and faith-based organizations in eligible areas to enhance the lives of youth and children. Funding is intended for projects and services that benefit at-risk or vulnerable youth in local communities. Eligible organizations must serve Loudoun County.

Proposed projects should address one or more of the following:

  • Basic needs support for low-income, vulnerable, or at-risk children or youth, including food, shelter, and housing;
  • Physical and behavioral health and wellness for low-income, vulnerable, or at-risk children and youth;
  • Trauma-informed services¬† for low-income, vulnerable, or at-risk children and youth addressing and preventing family violence and/or child abuse;
  • Academic and school-readiness support for low-income, vulnerable, or at-risk children and youth;
  • Programs providing high-quality child care for low-income, vulnerable, or at-risk children and youth;
  • Programs providing life-skills and training to low-income, vulnerable, or at-risk children and youth;
  • Youth development and leadership opportunities low-income, vulnerable, or at-risk children or youth.

Priority may be given to organizations/programs that:

  • Can demonstrate significant hardship or increased demand for services due to COVID-19, or;
  • Provide services directly to populations that may be disproportionally impacted, physically or financially, by COVID-19.

Organizations may request project-specific funding or funding for general operating support.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174422

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$75,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are expected to range from $5,000 to $15,000; grants of less than $5,000 will be considered.

Term of Contract:

A final report of outcomes and grant expenses must be provided to the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties by November 1, 2021. Extensions may be allowed, but must be approved in writing in advance.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity in good standing with the IRS, school, or faith-based organization.

Note: The Loudoun Impact Fund can support faith-based organizations; however, it will not support projects that either provide or require religious teachings to its program participants or exclude participants of different faiths.

Pre-proposal Conference:

An optional pre-application workshop will be held online for interested applicants on Friday, September 18, at 2:00 PM. To attend the workshop, applicants must register here to get the Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcoc-6ppz8uHdH4o0gbAyxaRo1bpIt-lzk1

A link to view the recording of the workshop will be posted online after September 18.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be submitted electronically by Wednesday, October 21, 2020, at 5:00 PM.

Grants will be announced no later than Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Grantees will be invited to participate in an evening grantee and donor reception planned for December 3, 2020 (format/location TBD).

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://funding.communityfoundationlf.org/users/index.cfm

For questions, contact Nicole Acosta, Director of Grants and Nonprofit Programs, at 703-779-3505, x3 or nicole@communityfoundationlf.org.

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties
PO Box 342
Leesburg VA 20178
(703) 779-3505
info@communityfoundationlf.org

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