Loudoun County is accepting applications from community nonprofits for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY 2022) funding starting July 1, 2021.
The purpose of the county’s nonprofit grant program is to strengthen the county’s coordination and collaboration with nonprofit partners, and ensure opportunities for local funds to be leveraged in the most effective manner for core safety net services that assist vulnerable and disadvantaged individuals and families in meeting a critical need for safety, health, security and independence.
Loudoun County prioritizes investment in high quality human services that provide significant outcomes for county residents.
Funding will be focused on services in the following areas of need:
- Prevention and Self-Sufficiency: Services focused on assisting individuals and families in becoming and/or remaining independent and stable, and providing tools, skills, strategies, and resources to individuals and families.
- Crisis Intervention and Diversion: Services provided to individuals and families in crisis to overcome immediate problems, and reduce or prevent the need for more restrictive and expensive higher level services.
- Long-term Support: Services that focus on assisting individuals who have continuing, long-term support needs to remain healthy, safe, and independent in the community.
- Improved Quality of Human Services: Services and opportunities provided to individuals, organizations, and communities that enhance the quality, accessibility, accountability and coordination of services provided by community organizations.
- The standard nonprofit application process for organizations wishing to apply for awards of $5,001 – $113,000; and,
- A mini-grants process with a simplified application for any organization applying for a small grant of $5,000 or less. For mini-grants, organizations will be awarded the full amounts they request.
Applicants must meet the following baseline criteria to be eligible for a FY 2022 Nonprofit grant:
- Be a nonprofit certified as a 501(c)3 by the Internal Revenue Service at the time of submission of the application;
- Have a mission that is consistent with serving the County’s Areas of Need;
- Be in good standing with the Virginia State Corporation Commission;
- Subject to limited exceptions, Virginia law prohibits localities from appropriating public funds to organizations controlled in whole or in part by churches (to include other houses of worship such as temples, mosques, synagogues, etc.) or sectarian societies. Therefore, a faith-based organization may be eligible to receive grants from Loudoun County only if it can submit evidence satisfactory to County staff demonstrating that (i) it is not controlled in whole or in part by a church (or other house of worship) or sectarian society; and (ii) the programs of such organization do not discriminate based on, and are not otherwise contingent upon the religious affiliation of participants or those eligible to receive assistance. Furthermore, County grants may not be used for any religious purpose or activity including, but not limited to, religious worship, instruction, or proselytization.
To be considered for funding, applicants must demonstrate the following criteria:
- Present a documented, data-driven1 need for the organization’s program or service;
- Show demonstrated outcomes for the program or service
- Show that the program or services provide a direct benefit to Loudoun residents;
- Demonstrate that the program or service enhances the quality of life for Loudoun County residents
- Show documented efforts by the organization to secure funding from other sources
- Demonstrate that the organization has the administrative resources to administer funds and to implement and oversee the program or service
- Agree to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the county and adhere to reporting requirements
- Show that funding requested is realistic given the service level, and that the organization does not rely predominantly on County grant funds.
For more information, visit https://www.loudoun.gov/5182/Nonprofit-Grant-Funding