Loudoun chamber

The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce recently announced that its Loudoun Chamber Foundation has selected six local nonprofit organizations that will each receive a $4,000 grant to support their work in the community.

Founded in 2014, the Loudoun Chamber Foundation invests in local nonprofits that are focused on the economy, workforce development, public safety and wellness in Loudoun. Since then, the foundation has invested $82,000 into the Loudoun community.

“As the 2018 chair of the Loudoun Chamber’s board of directors, I am proud to see our business community stepping up to support the needs of Loudoun’s citizens,” Mitch Sproul of Toth Financial Advisory Corp said in a prepared statement. “As business leaders, we recognize that quality of life issues are business issues, and that by supporting Loudoun’s outstanding nonprofits we are serving the economic interests of our entire community.”

The organizations receiving 2019 Loudoun Chamber Foundation grants are:

-A Farm Less Ordinary, which provides employment and training to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by sustainably growing organic vegetables.

-Crossroads Jobs, which helps area residents escape poverty by providing individualized job search and placement services to the unemployed and underemployed.

-Dulles South Food Pantry, which was founded in 2014 and provides nutritious food, personal supplies and services to those in need in the Dulles South area.

-The Good Shepherd Alliance, a Christian nonprofit that provides help for the homeless and others in need through emergency and transitional housing and outreach services.

-Loudoun Free Clinic, an organization dedicated to providing quality medical care for adult in Loudoun County who, because of economic barriers, would otherwise do without.

-The ARC of Loudoun, which serves children and adults with disabilities to support full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

The Loudoun Chamber Foundation is a fund within the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

The organizations receiving Loudoun Chamber Foundation grants will be honored at the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 Annual Meeting and Community Leadership Awards Jan. 25 at The National Conference Center.

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