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Loudoun Chamber Foundation Awards $32,000 to Eight Loudoun Nonprofits

Loudoun Chamber Foundation Awards $32,000 to Eight Loudoun Nonprofits


Charitable arm of the Loudoun Chamber awards $4,000 grants to eight local nonprofits whose work is essential to Loudoun economic growth and community vitality

Lansdowne, VA – The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce today announced that its Loudoun Chamber Foundation arm has selected eight local nonprofit organizations to each receive $4,000 grants to support their work in our community.
 
Founded in 2014, the Loudoun Chamber Foundation invests in local nonprofits that are focused on the economy, workforce development, public safety and wellness in Loudoun. In that short period, the Foundation has invested a total of $116,000 into the Loudoun community.
 
“Creating a strong local economy and a healthy, vibrant community for all who call Loudoun home are equally important priorities for the Loudoun Chamber. Thanks to the hard work and invaluable contributions made by our 1,200 members, I am proud to see our Chamber investing in those local organizations that help us make those priorities a reality,” said Loudoun Chamber Board Chair, Lisa Kimball of The Arc of Loudoun.
 
“The Loudoun Chamber is incredibly proud of this year’s grant recipients. Though they each address diverse needs and serve diverse communities, these organizations are all saving and enhancing the lives of our Loudoun families and neighbors. In doing so, they also are strengthening the very fabric of our community, and a strong and healthy community is essential to a strong economy. The Loudoun Chamber Foundation is privileged to support their work,” said Chamber President Tony Howard.
 
The organizations receiving 2020 Loudoun Chamber Foundation grants are:


1.) Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice/LAWS - The Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter provides free, confidential services to the victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse.
2.) A Place to Be – This grant will help A Place To Be purchase music equipment and expand to Eastern Loudoun, to serve those with disabilities, medical and mental health challenges.
3.) Friends of Loudoun Mental Health - This all-volunteer group helps those disabled by mental illness with assistance for housing, improved care, promoting recovery and raising awareness.
4.) American Red Cross in the National Capital Region – This grant will support the “Sound the Alarm,”, a Home Fire Safety Campaign to decrease injuries and loss of life from home fires.
5.) The Ryan Bartel Foundation – This grant will support several youth suicide prevention programs, including the We’re All Human initiative in 15 high and 11 middle schools in Loudoun.
6.) Loudoun Habitat for Humanity – This grant will support LHFH’s Home Repair program, which fixes unsafe and inadequate living conditions enabling families to stay in their homes.
7.) Loudoun Hunger Relief – Loudoun Chamber Foundation funds will be used to purchase food and warehouse storage equipment to help LHR better serve their clients.
8.) Special Olympics of Virginia, Loudoun County – This grant will support the first Special Olympics event in Loudoun, for D.C., area athletes on October 4, 2020, at Paul VI High School.
  
The Loudoun Chamber Foundation is a fund within the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
 
The organizations receiving Loudoun Chamber Foundation grants will be honored at the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Community Leadership Awards, on January 24, 2020 at The National Conference Center. For more information, visit: www.LoudounChamber.org/events.

 

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