Community Foundation Launches Black-led Nonprofit Grant Program

The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties on Tuesday announced a new grant opportunity for Black-led nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun County.

In fall of 2021, the Community Foundation established its Racial Equity Fund to support grantmaking for emerging and grassroots Black- and brown-led nonprofit organizations, equity initiatives, and advancement of equity leadership.

In its first grantmaking initiative, the fund will focus on providing mini-grants of $1,000 to $3,500 to Black-led nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun County. Organizations serving the Black community in Loudoun that can also demonstrate Black leadership among its executive leaders, Board of Directors, and/or staff will be prioritized for funding. Currently, the fund has $15,000 to distribute in the first round of grantmaking.

“Launching this grant program is one step towards confronting the inequities within philanthropy that have historically limited opportunities for Black-led and Black-serving organizations in Loudoun,” Community Foundation President and CEO Amy Owen said. “We’re grateful for the support of Kaiser Permanent and the leadership of our Board of Directors for making this program possible.”

Applications for grant funding are due by Friday, April 29. A pre-application workshop will be held online on Friday, April 8 at 11 a.m. The grant application and registration information for the pre-application workshop are online at communityfoundationlf.org/grant-seekers.

Donate to the Racial Equity Fund here.

The Black-led Nonprofit Grant Program is made possible by support from Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic Region, the Siker Family Foundation, the Don and Amy Owen Charitable Fund, and the Community Foundation’s Endowment for the Community. More information about the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties is at communityfoundationlf.org.

5 thoughts on “Community Foundation Launches Black-led Nonprofit Grant Program

  • 2022-03-28 at 3:20 pm
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    Racism in the name of equity is still racism.

  • 2022-03-28 at 4:23 pm
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    Black-led nonprofits serving Loudoun County are so important. What a fearful history of racism the county must overcome. The recent grilling endured by Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson highlights the work that still needs to be done. Happy Women’s History Month Loudoun!

    • 2022-03-29 at 2:33 pm
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      “Recent Grilling”? Are you saying a Black SCOTUS Nominee should not be questioned about their time on the bench a lower court?

      Yes there is still work to be done….The current President orchestrated a High Tech Lynching of Justice Thomas as the Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman.

      There is no room in the White House for a racist.

    • 2022-03-29 at 4:50 pm
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      Tim, so interesting you brought up Women’s History Month and Ketanji Jackson in the same breath. Unlike Judge Jackson, can you define what a “woman” is?

      I’m of the opinion that if you can’t tell me what a woman is, you shouldn’t be sitting on the Supreme Court. And she wasn’t “grilled.” She was justifiably questioned by leaders who are very concerned about why she is so lenient when it comes to sentencing sex offenders who fuel the child porn industry.

      Perhaps you and Judge Jackson don’t care about the victims of the child porn industry. I do. So instead of yammering on about a pointless “Women’s History Month,” why don’t you do something to actually help women? (Assuming you know what a woman is….)

  • 2022-03-28 at 10:06 pm
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    So just to be clear you have to be black owned. Not Hispanic or Asian, not female or disabled owned. Not Muslim or Jewish owned. Just be black and you’re good? Seems ok.

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