Seven Loudoun County nonprofits have been selected to receive shares of $10,000 in grant funding from the BENEFIT community organization.

BENEFIT, a coalition of Loudoun County musicians and community leaders, stands for Bands Empowering Nonprofits with Engagement and Fundraising Improving Tomorrow. The group uses music to raise funds and awareness for nonprofits that serve children in need in Loudoun.

Funds for the grants were raised during BENEFIT’s 2019 Crossroads Music Festival and Hope for the Holidays events.

The 2020 recipients are:

• INMED Partnerships for Children — $1,750

• Women Giving Back — $1,750

• Project Horse Empowerment Center — $1,500

• Loudoun Literacy Council — $1,500

• Loudoun Cares — $1,500

• Ryan Bartel Foundation — $1,000

• Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice/Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS) — $1,000

“We are so thankful to have nonprofit organizations such as these working to help the children in our community of Loudoun County,” Amy Bobchek, co-founder of BENEFIT, said in a prepared statement.

“We thank the musicians, the sponsors and venues, and the community members who participated in our events. These grants would not be possible without them,” Ara Bagdasarian, co-founder of BENEFIT, said.

BENEFIT’s 2020 Crossroads Music Festival is planned for Sept. 19. More information can be bound at

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