100womenstrong grants $639,000 to 51 loudoun nonprofits in support of shelter, health, mental health, hunger, and education. Read more.

Archive for Year: 2024

May 16, 2024

100WOMENSTRONG GRANTS $639,000 TO 51 LOUDOUN NONPROFITS IN SUPPORT OF SHELTER, HEALTH, MENTAL HEALTH, HUNGER, AND EDUCATION

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Pam Ray, Managing Director 100WS
Pam@onehundredwomenstrong.org
571-209-7562

Leesburg, Va. – May 15, 2024 – 100WomenStrong announces grants of $639,000 to 51 nonprofits headquartered or providing services in Loudoun County bringing its total funding to more than $4.6 million since 2009.  Grants focus on the areas of shelter, health, mental health, hunger and education.

This week at a grant reception for 100WomenStrong’s nonprofit recipients, government and community partners, 100WomenStrong Founder and President Karen Schaufeld emphasized, “for our community to thrive, we all need to participate; it’s collaborative, not competitive.”  Attendees were encouraged by Schaufeld to remember, “Small acts, when multiplied by many, can make a huge impact.”

The 2024 100WomenStrong grants are as follows:

  • A Farm Less Ordinary – $10,000
  • A Place To Be – $20,000
  • All Ages Read Together – $25,000
  • Boulder Crest Foundation – $10,000
  • BRAWS – $15,000
  • Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties – $10,000
  • Crossroads Jobs – $10,000
  • Dulles South Food Pantry – $12,500
  • Dulles South Neighborhood Closet – $2,000
  • Every Citizen Has Opportunities (ECHO) – $24,000
  • Food for Neighbors – $5,000
  • Friends of Loudoun Mental Health – $12,000
  • Galilee Backpack Buddies Program – $2,500
  • Good Shepherd of Northern Virginia- $5,000
  • Greater DC Diaper Bank – $3,750
  • Hunger Response Team of Sterling – $5,150
  • Inova Health Foundation – $15,000
  • Just Neighbors – $12,000
  • LAWS Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services – $20,820
  • Legacy Farms – $20,000
  • Leonard W. Kidd Memorial American Legion Post 2001 – $15,000
  • Loudoun Cares – $10,500
  • Loudoun Club 12 – $12,000
  • Loudoun Coalition on Women and Girls – $7,000
  • Loudoun Education Foundation – $15,000
  • Loudoun Free Clinic – $8,800
  • Loudoun Hunger Relief – $25,000
  • Loudoun Literacy Council – $20,000
  • Loudoun Serenity House – $20,000
  • Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Foundation – $7,200
  • Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers – $24,000
  • Loudoun Youth – $5,000
  • Love, KK – $3,500
  • Mobile Hope – $10,000
  • Morven Park, Inc – $5,000
  • NAMI Northern Virginia – $26,250
  • Northern Virginia Family Service – $10,500
  • Opportunity Scholars – $12,500
  • Ryan Bartel Foundation – $10,500
  • Gabriel’s Episcopal Church – $15,000
  • SCAN of Northern Virginia – $14,000
  • Seven Loaves Services – $12,600
  • Shelter House Inc. – $20,000
  • The Arc of Loudoun – $25,000
  • The Fenwick Foundation $15,000
  • The New AG School – $12,000
  • The Salvation Army of Loudoun – $7,200
  • Vine and Fig Tree – $6,700
  • Virginia Hunters Who Care, Inc. – $3,000
  • Women Giving Back – $25,000
  • Youth for Tomorrow – $9,000

Established in 2008 by Karen Schaufeld and 12 other founding members, 100WomenStrong gave their first two grants in 2009 for a total of $28,600.  Presently, the group has grown to 68 members.  Membership will be capped at 100.

“100WomenStrong is always looking for new members to become participants in helping our community of Loudoun to thrive.   With more members, our giving circle of concerned philanthropists can do more for Loudoun,” said Pam Ray, 100WS Managing Director.

Eligibility for membership includes the ability to make an annual contribution of $10,000.  Both individual (women and men) and corporate memberships are welcomed.  Donations are tax deductible and can be paid annually, semi-annually, quarterly or monthly.

For more information about membership visit https://www.onehundredwomenstrong.org/join-us/ or email Pam Ray, Managing Director Pam@onehundredwomenstrong.org

100WomenStrong is a component fund of the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

About 100WomenStrong

Formed in 2008, 100WomenStrong is a group of concerned philanthropists seeking to strategically invest in organizations and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County residents. They are committed to improving the quality of life for residents of Loudoun County, Virginia, through strategic grants to non-profits working in the areas of shelter, health, hunger and education. Members of 100WomenStrong connect and collaborate to leverage their philanthropic resources as a component fund of the Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

May 3, 2024

Local Funders Collaborative Launches Nonprofit Unite Us Pilot Program

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Pam Ray, Managing Director, 100WomenStrong
pam@onehundredwomenstrong.org
571-209-7562

Local Funders Collaborative Launches Nonprofit Unite Us Pilot Program   

Nonprofit grant recipients of the Loudoun Unite Us Pilot Program, joined by Unite Us and funders 100WomenStrong, Inova, and the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation 

Leesburg, VA – April 18, 2024 — A group of local funders, led by 100WomenStrong, have joined forces to launch a new effort to support local human services nonprofits to join Unite Virginia, the state’s leading coordinated care network powered by Unite Us. The Unite Us closed-loop referral platform is the foundation for the network, streamlining the referral process for people in need of assistance and delivering outcomes to ensure services were received.

In 2023, Inova announced it had joined Unite Virginia to collaborate with nonprofit partners to improve health and wellness across communities. Partners in the Unite Virginia network use the platform to securely send and receive electronic referrals to address unmet needs and improve health and wellness across communities while protecting patient and client confidentiality.

As interest grew in the platform’s ability to connect people to services, Inova saw an opportunity to invite more nonprofit service providers to participate and strengthen the coordination of services for Loudoun residents in need.

As a result, 100WomenStrong, Inova, the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties teamed up to fund and coordinate a $26,000 grant program to offer $2,000 stipends to Loudoun’s human services nonprofits to become trained to use the Unite Us platform, and join a peer cohort where they learn to use the platform together.

“100WomenStrong is excited about the potential for increased collaboration and the ability to measure stronger service outcomes as a result of this program,” said Karen Schaufeld, founder and president of 100WomenStrong. “Now that we’ve successfully launched this pilot program, we’re looking forward to seeing more nonprofits and public agencies join the platform so we can all work together as a community to make it easier for Loudoun residents to access services.”

While initially intended to fund ten partners, thirteen nonprofits applied and were accepted into the program and are now successfully using the Unite Us platform to coordinate and streamline service referrals for Loudoun residents.  Those nonprofits are:

“It has always been a challenge to ensure everyone serving community members, including healthcare, is aware of the amazing resources our community partners provide. Unite Us/Unite Virginia not only elevates awareness among these organizations but also allows for seamless communication and navigation within our social care network,” said Leigh Guarinello, Director of Community Health Programs with Inova Community Health and Health Equity. “Inova is so grateful for the work our nonprofits do for our community, and we regularly see improved health outcomes resulting from the support individuals receive outside of the healthcare setting. We are eager to send and receive referrals in Loudoun County through this partnership platform.”

“We’re grateful for the opportunity to partner with this visionary coalition,” said Alexandra Earl, Associate Vice President of Customer Success at Unite Us. “Our community partners in Loudoun work hard every day to support individuals and get them connected to the services they need. We are proud to be the technology solution at the center of their collaboration, and look forward to the positive impact this partnership will have on the community.”

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About 100WomenStrong

Formed in 2008, 100WomenStrong is a group of concerned philanthropists seeking to strategically invest in organizations and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County residents. They are committed to improving the quality of life for residents of Loudoun County, Virginia, through strategic grants to non-profits working in the areas of shelter, health, hunger and education. Members of 100WomenStrong connect and collaborate to leverage their philanthropic resources as a proud component fund of the Community Foundation of Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.

For more information about 100WomenStrong, visit  www.OneHundredWomenStrong.org or contact Pam Ray at Pam@OneHundredWomenStrong.org

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