The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved annual awards for funding to community nonprofit organizations during its meeting on April 18, 2019. Funding opportunities were made available to tax-exempt, private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations that provide human services to Loudoun County residents in the areas of need identified and approved by the Board of Supervisors for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY 2020).
The areas of need and the anticipated outcomes are:
- Prevention and Self-Sufficiency: Services focused on assisting individuals and families in becoming and/or remaining independent and stable, and providing tools, skills, strategies, and resources to individuals and families.
- Crisis Intervention and Diversion: Services provided to individuals and families in crisis to overcome immediate problems, and reduce or prevent the need for more restrictive and expensive higher level services.
- Long-Term Support: Services that focus on assisting individuals who have continuing, long-term support needs to remain healthy, safe and independent in the community.
- Improved Quality of Human Services: Services and opportunities provided to individuals, organizations and communities that enhance the quality, accessibility, accountability and coordination of services provided by community organizations.
The county’s FY 2020 Adopted Budget includes an overall allocation of $1.77 million in local tax funding for nonprofit grants, which includes $648,373 for core service provider contracts to six organizations and $1.1 million for the competitive grant process and the mini-grant process.
The Board approved the continuation of funding in FY 2020 for nonprofit organizations which provide core safety net services. Core safety net providers meet the critical safety, health, transportation, and emergency shelter needs of those most vulnerable and disadvantaged in the community. Based on established criteria, six nonprofit organizations were recommended for direct funding; the FY 2020 budget will provide a total of $648,373 to these organizations:
- Blue Ridge Speech and Hearing ($68,590)
- HealthWorks for Northern Virginia ($218,420)
- Loudoun Abused Women's Shelter ($151,419)
- Loudoun Free Clinic ($101,478)
- Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers ($73,466)
- Northern VA Dental Clinic ($35,000)
Through the county’s competitive grants process, 18 nonprofit organizations were selected to receive more than $1 million in grant funding in FY 2020:
- A Place To Be ($64,115)
- Capital Caring ($21,529)
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington ($41,037)
- Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties ($55,029)
- Friends of Loudoun Mental Health ($17,175)
- INMED Partnerships for Children ($86,012)
- Legal Services of Northern Virginia ($73,213)
- Loudoun Hunger Relief ($106,527)
- Loudoun Literacy Council ($61,165)
- Northern Virginia Family Service ($29,676)
- Ryan Bartel Foundation ($36,103)
- SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now) of Northern Virginia/ Resilience Network ($110,000)
- The Arc of Loudoun/ Ability Fitness ($105,486)
- The Chris Atwood Foundation ($34,346)
- The Good Shepherd Alliance ($61,077)
- Windy Hill Foundation/ Middleburg FISH (For Immediate and Sympathetic Help) ($51,292)
- Women Giving Back ($72,591)
- YMCA of Metropolitan Washington ($52,049)
Nine organizations will receive a total of $45,000 in mini-grant funding, which helps smaller organizations build capacity or support small-scale innovative ideas or projects. Those organizations, each of which were awarded $5,000 mini-grants, are:
- Bringing Resources to Aid Women's Shelters (BRAWS)
- Dulles South Food Pantry, Inc.
- Help for Others, Inc.
- It Takes a Village, Baby
- Loudoun Commission on Women and Girls
- Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy
- Project Horse Empowerment Center
- The Fenwick Foundation
- Tree of Life (TOL) Ministries, Inc
For the competitive and mini-grant processes, a total of 55 nonprofit organizations submitted applications, requesting a total of $2.7 million for FY 2020 funding consideration. Seventeen organizations applied for mini-grants of $5,000 or less. A full listing of organizations who applied for and received grants can be found at loudoun.gov/NonprofitGrantFunding.
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