Loudoun's nonprofit organizations see unprecedented need for assistance

Volunteer Coordinator Julia Michels and Program Coordinator Juliette Taylor from Women Giving Back in Sterling load food and other items into a car at their Saturday morning drive-thru.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors approved county grants to dozens of community nonprofit organizations during its business meeting on Tuesday.

Funding opportunities were made available to tax-exempt, private, nonprofit organizations that provide human services to Loudoun County residents in the areas of need identified and approved by the board for fiscal 2021, which begins July 1. County officials say the areas of need and the anticipated outcomes include:

-Prevention and Self-Sufficiency: Services focused on assisting people 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 people 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 people 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 people, organizations and communities that enhance the quality, accessibility, accountability and coordination of services provided by community organizations.

The county’s adopted fiscal 2021 budget includes an overall allocation of more than $1.9 million in local tax funding for nonprofit grants, which includes more than $1.1 million for the competitive grant process and the mini-grant process. 

Through the county’s competitive grants process, 21 nonprofits were selected to receive funding in fiscal 2021:

-A Place To Be ($70,924)

-Brain Injury Services ($42,752)

-Bringing Aid to Women’s Shelters ($21,515)

-Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington ($104,929)

-Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties ($60,859)

-Crossroads Jobs ($29,628)

-Dulles South Food Pantry ($25,966)

-Friends of Loudoun Mental Health ($24,343)

-INMED Partnerships for Children ($94,966)

-Insight Memory Care Center ($20,067)

-Legal Services of Northern Virginia ($68,263)

-Loudoun Cares ($5,429)

-Loudoun Habitat for Humanity ($27,947)

-Loudoun Hunger Relief ($113,00)

-Loudoun Literacy Council ($80,672)

-Northern Virginia Family Service ($29,424)

-Piedmont Dispute Resolution Center ($23,214)

-The Chris Atwood Foundation ($57,831)

-The Ryan Bartel Foundation ($48,182)

-Windy Hill Foundation, Inc. ($62,571)

-Women Giving Back ($75,939)

Seven organizations will receive a total of $35,000 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, are:

-Help for Others, Inc.

-Loudoun Commission for Women and Girls

-Loudoun Therapeutic Riding

-Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

-Loudoun Youth, Inc.

-NOVA Diaper Bank

-The Fenwick Foundation

For the competitive and mini-grant processes, 52 nonprofit organizations submitted applications, requesting more than $2.4 million for fiscal 2021 funding consideration. 28 organizations received funding.

More information about the funding process is online at loudoun.gov/NonprofitGrantFunding.

(2) comments

BobOhneiserEsq

How did Good Shepherd Alliance which provides 1000's of overnight beds for local homeless not receive any financial assistance?

amerigirl

Because that as the determination, maybe they have a good support system, you could ask your supervisor.

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