Madison’s Heather Molloy, CFP®, CPA, recently joined the Loudoun Impact Fund (LIF), a giving circle comprised of philanthropically-minded people and businesses focused on supporting Loudoun County, Virginia nonprofits through grant-giving.

Heather believes that supporting LIF is a great way to help organize and prioritize giving in the community. We agree! Heather is active in Loudoun, serving on local school and sports teams’ boards and also giving her time to the A Place to Be scholarship committee. Heather enjoys being engaged and connected to her community and understands the positive impact we can all have on the lives of others. LIF provides an ideal way for members to give in a targeted and well-informed fashion with tools to measure the impact of their efforts. Madison joined LIF in 2014 to further our philanthropic commitment to the communities in which we work and live.

LIF is administered through a joint effort between the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties and the Community Foundation for Northern Virginia. Each year, members of LIF review grant applications to determine recipients. This year, 51 grant applications were received with requests totaling more than $555,000. Like many “wealthy” counties, Loudoun has some complex community needs, including challenges to the county’s education and health infrastructures. While the needs are high and many deserving organizations are doing a great job of addressing those needs, members must whittle down the list in accordance with the funds available to be granted.

Through the group’s collective efforts, LIF is granted $105,000 to 12 nonprofit organizations! Since 2014, LIF has granted approximately $800,000 to the Loudoun community. Here are the 2021 LIF grantees.

2021 Loudoun Impact Fund Grantees

  • $13,100 to LAWS to support trauma-informed counseling/advocacy services for child victims of domestic violence, physical abuse, and/or sexual assault
  • $8,000 to Loudoun Hunger Relief to support emergency grocery programs for low-income senior adults in Loudoun County
  • $10,000 to Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers to support services for older and disabled adults living in Loudoun County
  • $8,000 to All Ages Read Together to support a free pop-up preschool serving under-resourced families with children ages four and under, in Loudoun County
  • $7,500 to A Farm Less Ordinary to support the expansion of employment skill development programs for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the Loudoun County area
  • $7,500 to Women Giving Back to support emergency food and essentials for Loudoun County children and youth ages 2-18
  • $5,000 to Dulles South Food Pantry to support services for seniors (60+) in Loudoun County who are facing food insecurity and other needs
  • $7,500 to ECHO to support building a transportation shelter for adults with disabilities that utilize ECHO’s transportation services
  • $8,400 to Friends of Loudoun Mental Health Inc. to support individuals in a housing crisis due to their mental illness and financial shortages through the A Place to Call Home program
  • $15,000 to Ryan Bartel Foundation to support FORTitude Teen Workshops created last year to help teens find their purpose, and embrace their true value
  • $10,000 to Insight Memory Care Center to support people with mild cognitive impairment or early-stage dementia through socialization, peer support, and education through a new Loudoun program
  • $5,000 to Crossroads Jobs to support employment retention of intellectually disabled clients through job coaching

We encourage you to learn more about LIF here, and hope even more businesses and families will join this worthy endeavor for our next giving season.