We Scare Because We Care Mini-Grant Application – Due November 6


We Scare Because We Care is a mini-grant program created from the proceeds of Shocktober, The Arc of Loudoun’s biggest fundraiser. For the second year in a row, this program will be providing five $1,000 mini-grants to human service nonprofits in Loudoun County. The Arc promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.

Grant Amount

We will be giving out 5 grants equaling $1,000 each.


Nonprofit organizations with dedicated programs in Loudoun County are eligible to apply. Funds from this mini-grant need to be used for programs helping children and adults with disabilities as well as their families.  Priority will be given to programs with an inclusive project, incorporating people with disabilities.


Applications must be electronically received on or before November 6, 2018 to be considered. Download the application here

Submission Instructions

Applications must be electronically received on or before November 6, 2018 to be considered.

  • Email Subject Line: Shocktober’ s We Scare Because We Care Grants Program
  • Submit electronically to: Eileen Shaffer at eshaffer@thearcofloudoun.org


Grants will be announced and awarded on November 16, 2018.

Presentation and Reporting

Please note that The Arc of Loudoun will invite each grantee to our Annual Meeting in late February 2019 for the grantees to present their projects.

Each grantee will need to submit a final report on or by July 1, 2019, including:

  • A one-page summary of the project,
  • How the money was spent
  • Any photos of the project

Please direct any questions to:

Eileen Shaffer, Administrative Director of ALLY Advocacy Center

The Arc of Loudoun

Email: eshaffer@thearcofloudoun.org

Tel: 703.777.1939 x 208


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