January 11, 2017
Contact: Tony Howard
Loudoun Chamber Foundation awards $10,000 in grants to five local nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun County
Loudoun Chamber Foundation is dedicated to supporting economic development,
education, public safety and wellness efforts in Loudoun County
– The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce today announced the Loudoun Chamber Foundation has selected five local nonprofit organizations serving Loudoun County to receive financial grants to support their work in our community.
The Loudoun Chamber Foundation has chosen to award $2,000 grants to:
- Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington
- Crossroads Jobs
- Friends of Loudoun Mental Health
- Mason Enterprise Center Loudoun
- Windy Hill Foundation
The Loudoun Chamber Foundation was created in December of 2014 to provide financial assistance to area nonprofits that are focused on economic development, education and workforce development, public safety and healthy communities. The Loudoun Chamber Foundation is a field-of-interest fund with the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
“The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is committed to investing in our community and investing in those organizations that are focused on the economic, educational and health-related needs of Loudoun’s citizens. These five organizations selected to receive Chamber Foundation grants are providing valuable services that are making a real difference in the lives of Loudoun County’s entrepreneurs and our neediest citizens. The Chamber is proud to support their work and that of many other outstanding nonprofit groups,” said Chamber President Tony Howard.
The 2017 Loudoun Chamber Foundation grant awardees are:
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington
(CCDA) was founded in 1947 to serve the poor in Virginia. Now serving only Northern Virginia, the mission of CCDA is to serve the most vulnerable and to strengthen individuals, families, and communities. CCDA serves all in need regardless of race, religion, national origin. In 2007 CCDA opened its Leesburg Regional Office (LRO) to connect Loudoun residents in crisis situations with services, such food and emergency financial assistance with rent and utilities.
offers free individualized employment services to unemployed and underemployed individuals not served by conventional agencies and job banks. Their mission is to provide job placement services, including job search training and counseling; help applicants find services to sustain them during the process; offer local employers a free source of prescreened applicants; place applicants in permanent marketplace jobs; and help successful applicants remain employed in stable careers.
Since 1955, the Friends of Loudoun Mental Health
has been serving Loudoun citizens by providing assistance, awareness and advocacy for a broad range of mental health issues. With no paid staff, the Friends of Loudoun Mental Health is a resource efficient, volunteer driven, community based nonprofit that helps those suffering from mental illness by providing assistance for living arrangements, advocating for improved care and resources, and promoting recovery and community awareness.
The Mason Enterprise Center Loudoun
, consisting of a business incubator, related entrepreneurship programs and the Loudoun Small Business Development Center, works to enhance the entrepreneurial ecosystem and impact economic development by tapping into the skills, resources and energy of local communities and organizations, including George Mason University, and offering services, programs and facilities that catalyze and support businesses as they start, launch, grow and scale.
For the past 35 years, the Windy Hill Foundation’s
(WHF) mission has been to provide safe and affordable housing to low income families in Loudoun, Fauquier, and Clarke Counties. WHF currently provides 166 units of affordable rental housing for families, older adults, and persons with disabilities in Middleburg and Brambleton. WHF also offers its 124 residents in Middleburg comprehensive services to help them access resources such as healthcare, education, employment, and financial assistance.
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