BENEFIT Issues Grants to 7 Nonprofits

Seven Loudoun County nonprofits have been selected as recipients of 2020 BENEFIT grant funding.

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

A total of $10,000 was available to Loudoun nonprofits for grant funding. The money for the grants was raised during BENEFIT’s 2019 Crossroads Music Festival and Hope for the Holidays events.  

BENEFIT 2020 grant recipients went to: 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; and 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,” BENEFIT co-founder Amy Bobchek said.

“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, added. “We are excited to be able to provide these funds to support the missions and the work of these Loudoun County nonprofits.” 

BENEFIT’s 2020 Crossroads Music Festival is planned for Sept. 19. More information about the format of the event will be available closer to the event date.

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