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Philanthropy

Because it is important to support causes that benefit us all

Sunset Hills Vineyard contributes regularly to a wide range of charitable causes - from medical research on diseases that impact friends and customers to fundraising for schools to broader initiatives that benefit our community. We seek effective, low overhead, high results charities so the funds raised provide the optimum benefit to the charity selected. To date, we have donated to over 14 charities for a total of over $250,000.


Sunset Hills Vineyard in the News:

Stanley Caulkins Memorial Bench

Diane Canney is leading a project to create a memorial bench for the late Leesburg icon and jewelry store owner, Stanley Caulkins.

Loudoun Times Mirror: Memorial bench to honor Stanley Caulkins’s legacy in Leesburg, April 17, 2018
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Loudoun Now: Honoring a Leesburg Icon: Fundraising Begins for Caulkins Memorial, July 5, 2018 
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Ellicott City Flooding Donation

After the devastating floods of Ellicott City, it was clear that other businesses needed to reach out and help. Sunset Hills and 50 West Vineyards match proceeds from the sale of our signature Rosés.

Loudoun Now: Loudoun Wineries Raise Money for Maryland Flood Victims, July 11, 2018
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Loudoun First Responders Foundation Donation

Thanks to our customers at both Sunset Hills and 50 West who purchased the featured Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. Thanks to you we gave a check for $1,874. A great fact about this local charity is that they will provide financial assistance within 12 hours to first responders who suffer an injury or emergency event. They also have a scholarship program for first responders. We want you to feel good about enjoying your wine knowing you are helping others. Thank you!


Here are some of the charities that Sunset Hills has supported:

 

 

Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy

Loudoun Wildlife's goal is to inspire, motivate, and engage people to protect, preserve, and restore wildlife habitats.

 

Loudoun Literacy Council

Loudoun Literacy Council's vision is to be the leading literacy council in Loudoun County providing access for all residents to the literary tools necessary to achieve success.

 

Loudoun Hunger Relief

Loudoun Hunger Relief provides fresh groceries for the whole family, plus they can help find further assistance to meet other needs through our network of partners.

 

Loudoun First Responders Foundation

Loudoun First Responders Foundation’s vision is to provide immediate financial support to first responders in their time of need.

 

Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

The Kimmel Research Center is to accelerate the transformation of cancer care by promoting the discovery of knowledge leading to the prevention and cure of human cancers.

 

Community Foundation of Howard County

The mission of the Community Foundation of Howard County is to inspire lifelong giving and connecting people, places and organizations to worthy causes across Howard County.

 

The Sweet Julia Grace Foundation

A non-profit with the goal to help grant the wishes and provide non-medical support to chronically or terminally ill children in Northern Virginia. 

 

ECHO

The mission of ECHO is to empower individuals with disabilities to achieve their optimal level of personal, social and economic success. ECHO is a nonprofit that offers lifelong support for adults with disabilities. 

 

Franklin Parks Art Center

Their goal is to present to the residents of Loudoun County quality performing, visual and literary arts programming in an accessible, affordable manner to promote individual creativity and overall creative expression. 

 

 

Loudoun Therapeutic Riding

For more than 40 years, they’ve connected people with physical, intellectual, and emotional challenges to the healing power of horses.

 

Purcellville Volunteer Fire Department

The company's mission is to provide fire protection and emergency services to the citizens of Purcellville and surrounding communities.

 

Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association

The American Diabetes Association's mission is to end diabetes through research, education, and advocacy.

 

 

Home for Our Troops

Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) is a privately funded 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post – 9/11 Veterans, to enable them to rebuild their lives. 

 

Doctors Without Borders

An independent, global movement providing medical aid where it’s needed most.

 

Save the Manatees

In order to recover the manatee population – or delist the species – our goals are to protect ample healthy habitat to support a stable or growing manatee population, reduce manatee harassment, injuries and deaths from human activity, and to ensure that sufficient regulations have been adopted to accomplish these goals.