Loudoun Education Foundation

The Foundation's mission is to invest community resources in programs and activities that encourage the students, teachers and administrators of Loudoun County Public Schools to seek a higher level of educational excellence. LEF also celebrates those individuals who innovate and achieve excellence year after year. Our vision to help make LCPS the best school system in the nation.

Address:21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Match Funds Available?:No
In 1991, four members of the Loudoun County School Board founded the Loudoun Education Foundation (LEF). In its first year, LEF raised $400. Since then, LEF has given more than $2,700,000 in support of the students and teachers in Loudoun County Public Schools. Through community donations, we fund critical programs that help students learn, empower teachers and celebrate academic success.

Teacher classroom grants
Scholarships for students and teachers
STEM labs and coding immersion at elementary level
Academies of Loudoun equipment and materials
Backpack Coalition to feed food-insecure students
Suicide Prevention Program

LCPS Regional Science and Engineering Fair
Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit
Scholastic Art Show
New teacher training and mentoring workshops
Inspire Loudoun technology training for teachers

Outstanding Teacher Recognition Dinner for educators nominated for Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award for Loudoun
Excellence in Education Award Banquets for LCPS graduates at the top of their class

"The Loudoun Education Foundation believes in Loudoun County Public Schools' mission of empowering all students to make meaningful contributions in the world. The Trustees of LEF and I know that we must support programs that help our students become critical thinkers, strong communicators, creators and collaborators. We want every child to receive a high quality education and be prepared with the skills to be successful in life."
-Wes Clark, President of LEF

"The Arduino project LEF generously funded is still being used and has continued to bear fruit, both educationally and financially! We were national grand prize winners in the Samsung "Solve for Tomorrow" contest, earning $120,000 in Samsung technology and $9,700 in Adobe software for Loudoun Valley High School. Thanks again to LEF for providing funding for worthwhile projects which might otherwise not get into students' hands."
-- Jose Rodriguez, LVHS STEM Club sponsor and winner of a $500 LEF Teacher Classroom Grant

"I really believe that science is the future for our county and our country. We need to motivate and support the kids who have an interest in science and the teachers who help them. I hope to be able to add to the fund in the future and that others will also contribute directly, or through this endowment." -- Lew Parker, LEF Honorary Trustee and Founder of the Willowcroft Science Endowment Fund through LEF that awards a teacher and student scholarship at the annual Loudoun Regional Science and Engineering Fair

"Your donation empowers LCPS teachers to bring unique perspecties to their classroom and engage students in the most authentic way possible--through direct connections with their peers from around the world" -- Jennifer Rodgers, Dominion HS social science teacher and Loudoun International Youth Leadership Summit coordinator