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Leesburg, Va. (June 9, 2020) – 100WomenStrong announced today that it will distribute $69,500 to eight nonprofits that provide services in Loudoun County in its third round of giving in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The philanthropic group continues to meet frequently to review and discuss needs across the county and has dispersed more than $247,000 to 24 nonprofit organizations and first responders since the pandemic hit and disrupted the local and national economy.
100WomenStrong will continue to assess area needs and make monthly distributions, as needed. They will do this for the foreseeable future and will distribute funds in stages to organizations invited to apply. The group’s strategic approach of monitoring COVID-19 relief efforts to determine funding allows the group to continue to meet critical needs that may change month-to-month as the pandemic unfolds.
According to Karen Schaufeld, 100WomenStrong Founder and President, the monthly distributions are likely to continue through the summer as Northern Virginia slowly eases into reopening.
“We are so thankful for all of the nonprofit organizations across Loudoun County that have sustained their efforts during these difficult times,” Schaufeld said. “There are too many to name them all, but Loudoun County is better for the many nonprofits who do great work to support our community and residents.
“We are seeing signs of economic recovery, but we also know that many in Loudoun County find themselves in dire need of funding to stay afloat,” Schaufeld continued. “We plan to address as much of this need as possible to ensure that nonprofits are able to fulfill their missions and continue to support their clients.”
The third round of grants from 100WomenStrong is going to the following nonprofit organizations:
- ECHO – $2,300
- The Good Shepherd Alliance – $10,000
- INMED Partnerships for Children – $6,400
- Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter – $10,000
- Loudoun Free Clinic – $7,200
- NOVA Foundation – $10,000
- Northern Virginia Family Service – $10,000
- Windy Hill Foundation – $10,000
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 for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties.
For more information about 100WomenStrong, visit www.OneHundredWomenStrong.org or contact Pam Ray at Pam@OneHundredWomenStrong.org