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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Areas for Programs that Benefit Local Residents

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Frederick County

Deadline Date:

08/15/20

Description:

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Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and government entities in eligible areas to improve the quality of life for local residents. Funding is intended for programs and services that address the following needs: prepare for a growing aging population, respond to substance use disorders, or support families with children. Eligible applicants serve the residents of Frederick County.

Focus Areas:

  1. Supporting families with children
    • Continue or increase opportunities for all families with children to thrive in Frederick County
    • Continue or increase stability and opportunities for growth in families with children whose household earnings are below the ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) threshold
  2. Preparing for a growing aging population
    • Continue or increase ability for seniors to age in place in the most optimal and appropriate environment
    • Continue or increase access to information and resources on aging for current seniors, rising seniors, and their caregivers
  3. Responding to Substance Use Disorder (SUD)
    • Continue or increase access to timely and qualified treatment and recovery options for individuals experiencing SUD
    • Continue or increase the provision of SUD-related education and prevention programs
    • Continue or increase capacity for collecting and analyzing data related to people impacted by SUD and the programs that serve them.

The FY21 Strategic Grant Cycle is the first year that the Community Foundation will provide program or operating grants exclusively in support of these initiatives, with prior strategic areas no longer being funded. Projects should focus on continuing or increasing essential services or innovative program development.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130105

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$280,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum request is $1,000 with no maximum request limit.

Term of Contract:

Grant Period: November 1, 2020 through March 31, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Community Foundation administers grants to organizations providing direct benefits to Frederick County, Maryland.

All applying organizations must meet the following eligibility requirements to be considered for a grant. The organization must be:
- An already existing nonprofit, 501c3 organization in good standing with the IRS,
- A government/quasi-governmental agency applying for an extraordinary project that is not funded by tax revenue,
- A religious organization requesting funding for non-sectarian activities, or
- A civic group that is not a 501c3 organization requesting funding for a community cause.

In addition, 501c3 organizations must be in good standing with:
- Maryland Secretary of State's charitable division:
http://sos.maryland.gov/Charity/Pages/SearchCharity.aspx
- Department of Assessment & Taxation's Maryland Personal Property tax division:
https://egov.maryland.gov/BusinessExpress/EntitySearch
- IRS, as assessed via GuideStar’s Charity Check:
https://www.guidestar.org/Home.aspx

Pre-Application Information:

Applications are accepted from July 15, 2020, through August 15, 2020.

Multiple applications are permitted.

About the grant: https://www.grantinterface.com/Process/Apply?urlkey=frederickcounty

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=frederickcounty

Diana Fulchiron, Director of Community Impact
301.695.7660
d.fulchiron@FrederickCountyGives.org

Direct questions to Community.Impact@FrederickCountyGives.org

The Community Foundation of Frederick County
312 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
info@cffredco.org

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USA: Maryland: Frederick County

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