Loudoun County is one of the richest counties in America and yet, it is faced with issues of families being displaced due to hard economic times, family members who have faced abusive situations seeking safe shelter, and homeless children and teenagers. Other areas of need include assistance with affordable housing and modifications that have allowed many to find or stay in their homes.

100WomenStrong recommends grants to applicants, allowing them to better accomplish, or increase their capacity to fulfill their mission. Each of these grants increases the quality of life for the residents of Loudoun County.

Here is how 100WomenStrong has made an impact:


Leonard W. Kidd Memorial | American Legion Post 2001

Grant: $6,000

Help veterans prevent eviction by providing rent subsidies with the intent to increase the number of families supported from 18 in 2018 to 25 in 2019.

BRAWS–Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters

Grant: $9,700

Support the Loudoun County School Delivery Program, providing feminine care products to disadvantaged students.

Just Neighbors

Grant: $8,000

Provide immigration legal services to immigrant and refugee families in Loudoun County.

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)


Grant: $25,000

Implement a new “Ensuring Safe and Reliable Victim Transportation” program, which provides victims of domestic violence and sexual
assault transportation to legal, medical and other appointments.

Loudoun Serenity House

Grant: $20,000

Fund capital campaign and support a strategy to create a sustainable sober living home for women in Loudoun County.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake

Grant: $7,600

Alleviate the increased cost of transportation of the homeless from different service branch locations.

Windy Hill Foundation

Grant: $3,500

Purchase and install four enclosed bulletin boards to provide a central location for important upcoming
educational and enrichment messages to residents of Windy Hill.



Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)


Grant: $25,000

Enhance LAWS’ Legal Services by updating equipment, expanding security systems and engaging expert witnesses

Loudoun Habitat for Humanity

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Grant: $2,000

Create reference manuals for classes at the new Homebuyer Education Center

Women Giving Back

Grant: $7,500

  • Purchase a LiftNStore Overhead Lift
  • Investment in volunteer management software
  • Purchase software and office equipment


Friends of Loudoun Mental Health

Grant: $8,400

Funding A Place to Call Home program for mentally ill residents at risk of becoming homeless

Just Neighbors

Grant: $8,000

Provide immigration legal services to 15 families, support community clinics

Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)

Grant: $20,000

Purchase and install a complete phone system at the LAWS Emergency Shelter and at the Community Services Center (crisis center) with ability to connect and transfer calls to appropriate sites.

Step Sisters

Grant: $7,000

Start crisis fund for cancer patients experiencing extreme financial strain

Volunteers of America
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Grant: $10,000

Support Hope’s Chariot Transportation Program for Loudoun Homeless Services Centet



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Grant: $8,400

For last-resort rental subsidies for patients who are in treatment programs.


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Grant: $20,000
Training in Danger Assessment of risk of impending homicide in domestic violence cases, as well as installing security cameras at its facility.


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Grant: $2,000
To support LFC’s work with Child Protective Services to care for children affected by family issues.



Women Giving Back / Home Aid NoVA5821881

Grant: $2,000

Conveyor rack to be installed in a new facility for Women Giving Back program. Women Giving Back is “store” serving homeless women & children. Home Aid builds & renovate houses for the homeless.



INMED Partnerships for Children3244050
Grant: $10,000
INMED’s Family Homelessness Interventionprogram is focused on families (with at least one child under age 18) at risk of homelessness in Loudoun County. The goal of the program is to prevent homelessness among low-income families at risk by connecting them to supportive services that lift them out of crisis and strengthen their capacity to sustain long-term housing stability. Toward that end, the program model comprises several core elements:
1. Referral and assessment to identify critical risks and needs and link vulnerable families with appropriate resources
2. Case management to help families on the edge gain stability and build personal and financial assets to prevent homelessness and secure long-term self-sufficiency
3. Links to homelessness prevention resources (financial, housing and legal assistance) and other relevant services
4. Links to employment resources, job training and self-sufficiency planning to help families strengthen their economic prospects
5. Community-based education and capacity building in financial literacy
6. Financial assistance to pay rent or other urgent expenses that threaten housing stability, such as utility bills for families who face imminent homelessness
7. Transportation for families to apply for jobs, meet with DFS caseworkers, attend medical appointments, attend school meetings, etc.


Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice/Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)5010878
Grant: $18,000
The LAWS Shelter is a 12-bed facility in Loudoun County. The Shelter Transformation project will provide the funds to purchase specialized furniture, including new beds and mattresses, that are made specifically for shelters from a reputable manufacturer of furniture for shelters, dormitories, and residential facilities. Not only will the furniture prevent bed bug outbreaks, but it is also made to withstand a high volume of use and will be durable enough to stand up to the wear and tear of 70 people using the furniture per year. This transformation will also include an interior “makeover” to transform the shelter into a not only safe, but also comfortable and peaceful haven for victims recovering from trauma.





Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice/Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter (LAWS)

Grant: $10,500
This grant went to purchase an emergency generator for a twelve bed facility operated by LAWS. The Shelter’s location makes it vulnerable to power outages during severe weather. It often takes days for power to be restored. A generator will impact LAWS’ ability to serve shelter residents during a power outage.




The Good Shepherd Alliance

The Good Shepherd Alliance (GSA) received $30,000 in 2012 to renovate two homes used to provide safe transitional housing. GSA is a non-profit organization providing help and hope for the homeless and those in need through emergency and transitional housing and outreach services leading to self-sufficiency and self-worth.



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Grant: $25,000
LAWS received $25,000 for the Loudoun Child Advocacy Center (CAC) in support of attaining accreditation from the National Children’s Alliance and expand service capacity by opening new opportunities for increased funding. Loudoun Citizens for Social Justice offers legal services, domestic violence services and 24-hour crisis hotline, youth and children’s services, and services for victims of sexual assault, among others.


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The Good Shepherd Alliance received $10,000 in 2011 for renovation

of its newly purchased transitional residential property to ready it for immediate occupancy by a family. GSA is a non-profit organization providing help and hope for the homeless and those in need through emergency and transitional housing and outreach services leading to self-sufficiency and self-worth.



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Grant: $15,000

Legal Service Enhancement


100WomenStrong is a proud fund of Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties