Be the Change Foundation

Our mission is to empower, strengthen and inspire women to build a brighter future for themselves, their families and their communities.

-Empower them to see opportunities in the face of obstacles, build on those opportunities and overcome those obstacles.

-Strengthen them by providing training, education, resources such as small business enterprise loans, and create accountability through mentoring support.

-Inspire them to set a powerful example for future generations.

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Address: 20 Ashby Street
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone Number: 540-347-3797 ext. 1
Be the Change Foundation offers a 12 week training class, twice a year, for women who want to start home-based businesses or move to the next level in an existing business. There is an application process to be admitted to the class, as we have a limited number of spaces available. The training is done by professionals in our own community who volunteer their time and expertise to help equip the women with the knowledge and resources they need to succeed.​

After a candidate has been accepted and she has successfully completed the 12 week class, having attended all classes and received a certificate of completion, she may, then apply for a small business loan. A loan approval committee will evaluate the applications and select qualified candidates that can be funded at that time.

Loans will be paid back with interest over the period of one year, so that the program can be sustainable, which will enable us to give more and more loans to qualified applicants in the future.

Offering mentorship for the year after they complete the class, we will assist our clients in accessing available resources in the community to help them be successful in their endeavors, so they can contribute to local economic development as well as inspire and support others to grow as well, and truly Be the Change.