Grant application process opens March 1, 2022
BENEFIT, a coalition of Loudoun County musicians and community leaders, is accepting grant applications from nonprofit organizations beginning Tuesday, March 1.
Nonprofit organizations that serve children in Loudoun County are encouraged to apply. Applications are due no later than Thursday, March 31, 2022.
BENEFIT stands for Bands Empowering Nonprofits with Engagement and Fundraising Improving Tomorrow. Established in 2017, BENEFIT’s mission is to unite people with music to raise funds and awareness for nonprofits serving children in Loudoun County.
A total of $24,000 is available to Loudoun nonprofits for grant funding. Grants will be awarded in amounts ranging from $2,000 – $4,000. The money for the grants was raised during BENEFIT’s 2021 Crossroads Music Festival and its 2021 Hope for the Holidays online music special.
“We are excited to be able to offer this grant funding,” Ara Bagdasarian, co-founder of BENEFIT, said. “We know how hard Loudoun nonprofit organizations work to help our community. We extend our thanks to everyone who made it possible to be able to provide this grant funding — the musicians who donated their talent and performed at the events, the sponsors and venues, our volunteers, and our community members.”
To qualify, applicants must:
Grant applications will be reviewed by a panel of BENEFIT volunteers. The panel will review the applications and videos to select grant recipients and to also decide on the amount of funding that will be awarded.
Grant recipients will be contacted in May 2022. After the grant recipients have been announced, their application videos will then be shared by BENEFIT throughout the year on its social media platforms in order to raise awareness and support for the nonprofit’s mission, as well as the greater mission of BENEFIT.
"As the pandemic continues to drive more need among more people, we are so glad to be able to support the work of nonprofit organizations that work tirelessly to serve our community," Amy Bobchek, co-founder of BENEFIT, said.
Grant application information and instructions for submitting videos can be found at www.BENEFIT.live.