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Strategic Grants

Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, Faith-Based, and Agencies for
Health, Children and Youth, and Basic Needs in Frederick County

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Frederick County

Deadline Date:

08/15/18 Midnight

Description:

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Grants starting at $500 to Maryland nonprofit organizations, civic groups, faith-based organizations, and government entities to improve the quality of life for residents of Frederick County. Funding is intended for programs that align with the following areas of focus: children and youth, health care, and basic human needs.

For the FY2019 Strategic Grant cycle, the Community Foundation will be asking applicants to identify their programs’ impact on the following outcomes:
- Reducing the number of emergency room visits at Frederick Memorial Hospital
- Increasing school readiness among low-income children—as measured by the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment
- Preventing homelessness and reducing the number of homeless by focusing on the newly homeless and precariously housed—as measured by the Point in Time Homeless Count

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 130105

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$301,559

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Request: $500

Term of Contract:

Services must be provided between November 1, 2018 and December 31, 2019.

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, 501c3organization in good standing with the IRS,
- An existing 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:

The FY19 Strategic Grants application is open from July 15, 2018 through August 15, 2018.

Grant Notification: Late September 2018

Grants over $1,000 are reimbursement-based.

Contact Information:

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

To log on/create an account: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=frederickcounty

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

The Community Foundation of Frederick County
312 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Frederick County