100WomenStrong Opens 2020 Grants

100WomenStrong, a group of concerned philanthropists seeking to strategically invest in organizations and programs that enrich the lives of Loudoun County residents, is opening its 2020 grant season on Tuesday, Oct. 1 by accepting letters of Intent from nonprofits that are headquartered or provide services in Loudoun County.

Organizations that wish to be considered for 2020 grant funds from 100WomenStrong for programs in the areas of health, hunger, education and shelter must file a preliminary letter of intent between 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 1 and 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 1.

According to 100WomenStrong Grant Committee Chair Stephanie Place, letters of intent should be no more than one page, should be in 11-point font or larger and should include:

  • Name and purpose of nonprofit organization – must be based in or have programs in Loudoun County
  • Name, title and email address of person submitting for organization
  • Dollar amount of grant request
  • What the money will fund—outline how you would utilize the grant money
  • Why the project(s) is/are important to those whom the submitting nonprofit servesand to Loudoun County and its residents

Letters should be emailed to LettersofIntent2020@onehundredwomenstrong.org as a .pdf attachment with the name of the organization in the subject line of the email. Every applicant will receive an email confirming receipt of the letter of intent. If an email confirmation is not received within one hour, the group asks that submitters double check to ensure that the email address was correctly typed.

Nonprofits that submit a letter of intent will be notified of the status of their applications on or before Dec. 13. Only those invited to apply will be requested to submit a full grant proposal, which will be due by Jan. 17, 2020.

Questions about the grant process can be directed to Managing Director Pam Ray at pam@onehundredwomenstrong.org or Grant Committee Chairwoman Stephanie Place at grants@onehundredwomenstrong.org.

Letters submitted outside the submission period will not be considered.  Only the first page of letters longer than one page will be reviewed. 

Visit https://www.onehundredwomenstrong.org/grants-2 to learn more.

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