The Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club on Tuesday presented grants totaling $20,000 to 12 area nonprofits.
The grants were awarded to support specific health and human services projects in the Loudoun County. The club was able to increase the amount of its donations to a record level in this grant cycle because of successful fundraising and sponsor support over the past year.
Grants were awarded as follows:
- A Farm Less Ordinary, $2,000. Located in Bluemont, the farm provides employment and a welcoming community to people with developmental and intellectual disabilities, while sustainably growing organic food for the region.
- All Ages Read Together, $2,000. The Leesburg-based organization is dedicated to educating children in need with free preschool programs in their communities.
- ARC of Loudoun, $1,750. Based at the Paxton Campus in Leesburg, the organization provides direct and advocacy services to people with disabilities and their families by promoting individual support and equitable participation with their non-disabled peers in all aspects of community life, including education, residence, vocation, and healthcare.
- Bridle Paths, $750. Located near Lucketts, the organization offers strength, support, and healing to individuals and families through safe, effective, and high-quality equine-assisted activities and therapies. We provide therapeutic horseback riding instruction, equine-assisted learning, and equine-assisted psychotherapy services to individuals and families faced with physical, cognitive, psychological, and emotional needs.
- Crossroads Jobs, $2,000. Based in Leesburg, the organization provides individually focused employment services to Loudoun area residents who are unemployed or underemployed. We offer a source of ready-to-work applicants for local businesses. Our services are free to both job seekers and employers.
- Five Stones Institute, $500. Led by Dr. Martha Callihan, the program offers education sessions and other support in the balanced care of mind, body and spirit with an emphasis on stress management through mindfulness.
- Friends of Loudoun Mental Health, $2,000. The organization is an all-volunteer, community-based, nonprofit that helps those disabled by mental illness better their lives by providing assistance for living arrangements, advocating on their behalf for improved care and resources, and promoting recovery and community awareness.
- INMED, $2,000. Based in Sterling, INMED Partnerships for Childrenrescues children from the immediate and irreversible harm of disease, hunger, abuse, neglect, violence or instability and prepares them to shape a brighter future for themselves and the next generation.
- Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, $1,500. The nonprofit has more than 220 volunteers from Loudoun County who help frail elderly and disabled adults maintain independent living. Caregivers provides a wide range of support services including transportation to medical appointments, grocery shopping, errands, household chores, special outings and help with managing personal financial affairs.
- Mobile Hope, $2,000. The Leesburg-based organization support children and young adults (24 years of age and younger) who are precariously housed, homeless, or at risk, living in Loudoun County. We create pathways for this fragile, overlooked, and often unacknowledged population to have access to daily essentials and life-changing support.
- Women Giving Back, $2,000. Based in Sterling, the organization supports women and children in crisis, and build their confidence and self-esteem, by providing great quality clothing at no cost, assisted by caring and committed volunteers who offer personalized service and interaction.
Additionally, the Club provided a $1,500 grant to support the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties’ Give Choose program, a crowdfunding event that will be held on May 1 and will help to raise funds for more than 75 area charities.
To learn more about the Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club and its activities, go to leesburgdaybreak.org. The club meets Tuesday mornings starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Tuscarora Mill Restaurant in Leesburg.