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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits in Eligible Locations to Benefit Female Residents

Women's Giving Circle Grant


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Funding Source
The Community Foundation of Washington County, Maryland
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland: Washington County

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/03/23 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight) Save

Grant Description
Grants to Maryland nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to benefit female residents. Funding is intended to enhance the well-being of women and girls and improve the quality of life for local families. Grant funds may be used to support operating costs, capital expenses, and programs. Applicant organizations must be based in and primarily serve Washington County.

The Women’s Giving Circle Grants Advisory Committee typically accepts applications for programs, capital and operating expenses that meet the following criteria:

  • Increase life skills of women
  • Encourage the healthy development and personal authority of young girls
  • Improve the quality of life for families in Washington County
  • Improve the emotional and physical well-being of all females


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicant organizations must be based in and primarily serving Washington County, MD, and have a current 501(c)(3) determination from the IRS.

The Community Foundation usually will NOT approve grant requests for:
- Funding annual operating expenses
- Endowment campaigns
- Projects that would ordinarily receive public tax support
- Sectarian religious programs
- Political activities or organizations
- Special fundraising events/celebration functions
- Scholarships or financial assistance for grades K-12
- Deficit retirement
- Capital campaigns
- Any organization whose board of directors or programs are not primarily based in Washington County, MD

Pre-Application Information
Deadline: April 03 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT (Midnight)

Organizations may apply for funding for more than one program; however, each program requires a separate grant application.

Grants Information:

Estimated Size of Grant
The suggested grant request amount is $2,500 to $3,500; however, applications for other amounts will not be disqualified.

Term of Contract
The Community Foundation makes financial commitments only one year at a time.

Contact Information
Apply online:

Please direct any questions concerning grants to Sarah Burge, director of grants and donor relations, at 301-745-5210.

Community Foundation of Washington County MD
37 S. Potomac Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Tel (301) 745-5210
Fax (301) 791-5752

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