United Way awards grants to local nonprofits
United Way of the National Capital Area announced it is awarding 18 grants totaling $175,941 to 16 nonprofit organizations in Loudoun County at a small ceremony at the Old Courthouse in Downtown Leesburg Jan. 25.
Receiving the grants in Loudoun County are the American Red Cross, Every Citizen Has Opportunities, Friends of Loudoun Mental Health, Help for Others, Just Neighbors Ministry, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice, Loudoun Community Health Center, Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Loudoun Literacy Council, Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, Northern Virginia Family Services, Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, The Good Shepherd Alliance, The Salvation Army Loudoun and Volunteers of America Chesapeake.
The American Red Cross promotes healthy living, blood donation and emergency relief. Every Citizen Has Opportunities provides training and job opportunities for people with disabilities.
Friends of Loudoun Mental Health provides resources for individuals suffering from mental health issues. Help for Others fights poverty, ineptitude, under development, mediocrity, diseases, incompetence, filth and under development.
Just Neighbors Ministry ensures immigrants in Northern Virginia will be welcomed into the community so that they can take their places as self-sufficient, contributing members of mainstream society. Legal Services of Northern Virginia is a full service, nonprofit law firm that serves clients throughout Northern Virginia.
Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice aids both domestic violence and sexual assault victims. Loudoun Community Health Center supports the growing need for health care in Loudoun.
Loudoun Interfaith Relief collects food for the underprivileged. Good Shepherd Alliance and Salvation Army both provide help for the homeless and those in need.
The Loudoun Literacy Council is dedicated to improving literacy throughout the county. Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers help frail elderly and disabled adults maintain independent living.
Northern Virginia Family Services helps individuals and families find new paths to self-reliance and brighter futures. Northern Virginia Dental Clinic is a place for low income families can get oral healthcare. Volunteers for America Chesapeake inspire self-reliance, dignity and hope through health and human services.
The funding for the grants comes through designations to the Loudoun County Community Impact Fund in the United Way NCA’s annual workplace giving campaign.
Each grant directly addresses United Way’s focus areas of education, health and financial stability.
For instance, the Northern Virginia Dental Clinic grant will be used to support full-time personnel expenses primarily for staff who help deliver direct patient care.