Foundation / Corporation
Carl M. Freeman Foundation
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Grants of $2,500 and grants of $5,000 to Montgomery County, Maryland nonprofits and public agencies for small neighborhood projects. Funding areas include arts and culture, environment, education, animal welfare, health and human services, housing, and capacity building. Funding is intended for projects that make a significant difference for the applicant and the community.
The FACES program is designed to find and fund the smaller, overlooked projects in local neighborhoods and utilize a volunteer advisory board composed of community leaders who evaluate grant applications and recommend funding choices. The FACES advisory board provides a unique insight into community needs and priorities and enables the support of projects that are most important to the community.
The grant categories are broad and a request may fit into several categories:
- Arts and Culture: Programming such as film festivals, theatre productions, gallery showings, music festivals, as well as dance classes, art classes, etc.
- Education: Programming such as nutrition programs, after-school programming, camp expenses, recreation programs, “Girl Scouts”, PTA, etc.
- Environment: May include such things as testing water for safety, building nature trails, tracking wildlife, developing a nature center, etc.
- Health and Human Services: This category may encompass medical services, nutrition classes, food banks, homeless shelters, drug rehabilitation, domestic violence prevention programs, transportation for services, therapy, work training, etc.
- Animal Welfare: Spaying cats and dogs; animal shelter and rescue; prevention of animal cruelty, etc.
- Housing: This may include homeless shelters, transitional housing, building homes, equipment for construction of housing, etc.
- Capacity Building: Assisting nonprofits in securing the professional, timely assistance they need to enhance organizational capacity and address important issues of organizational development and effectiveness.
Capital requests are considered, as well as staff salaries and overhead costs. Applicants should explain the “big picture” about how a grant will further the organization’s mission.
GrantWatch ID#: 169036
The number of grants awarded will be determined, in part, by the number and quality of applications submitted, as well as the amount awarded per grant.
Grant requests may be made in the amounts of $2500 or $5000. Grants will only be awarded in these amounts, therefore, if you only need $2000 for your project, you should indicate what the remaining $500 would be used for, for example, general operating support.
The total amount of funding allocated for FACES is $50,000 annually.
There are no strict rules on when grant funds must be spent, but it is the Foundation's intention for a FACES grant to be applied to a program or project being undertaken in the short-term. Remember that a grant report will be due six months after the monies are received. An extension can be granted (a few months) for programs that have not been completed by the six-month deadline.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online application portal: http://freemanfoundation.egrant.net/
Carl M. Freeman Foundation
31556 Winterberry Parkway
Selbyville, DE 19975
USA: Maryland: Montgomery County