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BENEFIT announces grant recipients

BENEFIT announces grant recipients


LEESBURG, Va. (June 11, 2024) – Six nonprofit organizations have been selected as recipients of grant funding from BENEFIT.


Established in 2017, BENEFIT is a coalition of musicians and community leaders uniting people with music to raise funds and awareness for nonprofit organizations serving children in Loudoun County. 


A total of $17,000 was awarded among the six nonprofit organizations. The grant funding was raised from proceeds of BENEFIT’s 2023 Crossroads Music Festival.


Recipients of BENEFIT grant funding include:

Ryan Bartel Foundation, $2,900; Dulles South Soup Kitchen, $2,900; Food For Neighbors, $2,900; A Hand Up - NOVA, Inc., which operates the Northern Virginia Diaper Bank, $2,800; Loudoun Education Foundation, $2,750; and Loudoun Youth, Inc., $2,750.


“The work our nonprofits do here in Loudoun is more important than ever as families face new post-pandemic challenges,” Amy Bobchek, co-founder of BENEFIT, said. “We are glad to be able to support this critical work, and we’re committed to continuing our efforts to raise money and awareness for these vital organizations.” 


“We thank everyone who attended our 2023 Crossroads Music Festival, as well as all the musicians, sponsors, venues and volunteers who participated in and helped with the event,” Ara Bagdasarian, co-founder of BENEFIT, said. “Our BENEFIT grant funding would not have been possible without your support.”


BENEFIT’s 2024 Crossroads Music Festival is planned for Friday, Sept. 20, and Saturday, Sept. 21. More information about the event will be available closer to the event dates. Businesses seeking to sponsor the event can find sponsorship information on BENEFIT’s website.