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Live United Grants

Grants to Frederick County, Maryland Nonprofits and Agencies
for Programs that Address the Needs of the Local Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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United Way of Frederick County

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Grants ranging from $500 to $10,000 to Frederick County, Maryland nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs that address the needs of the local community. Eligible areas of focus include financial stability, health, and education.

Each proposal is evaluated on its potential value to Frederick County; the quality of planning, leadership, support, and vision expressed; the relative need for the program proposed, and the current funds available for distribution.

Permissible funding includes direct service staff costs and/or staff costs associated with a project, current projects, or expansion of projects.

Funding Priorities:
Live United Grants must directly meet the goals detailed in the United Way of Frederick County Community Impact Strategy Map. This includes the following:
- Helping children and youth achieve their potential through education.
- Helping families become financially stable and independent.
- Improving people’s health.

Preference is given to projects or programs that:
- Leverage funds in addition to any United Way grants
- Are collaborative projects
- Demonstrate measurable outcomes
- Encourage more effective/innovate use of limited community resources
- Utilize volunteers

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182628

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant award is $500 and average award will be $2,500. Grants will not exceed $10,000.

Due to limited funding, partial grants may be awarded.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made only to nonprofit organizations that have federal tax exempt status as a section 501(c)(3) public charity or to government agencies. An organization not currently recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt not-for-profit may identify a 501(c)(3) sponsor to act as their organization’s fiscal agent. The nonprofit or government agency must have an address and provide service within Frederick County.

Organizations must comply with all regulations of the state, county and federal government pertaining to proper licensing, health and safety requirements and operation within the State of Maryland and certify they are in compliance with the USA Patriot Act and other counterterrorism laws.

Organizations must agree to future involvement with United Way including but not limited to participation in Day of Action, Workplace Giving Campaigns, Summer Serve, Impact Councils, Special Event Fundraisers and/or co-marketing of United Way events. Organizations actively engaged with United Way will be given priority.

Live United Grants are not for the following:
- After-the-fact support
- Operating deficits

Pre-Application Information:

Spring Grants:
April 1 – Applications Available
April 30 – Applications Due
June – Funds Awarded

The decision making and approval process normally takes at least 30 days. Agencies will be notified of the funding decision made by United Way during the following months.

An organization may only receive a Live United Grant once within a 12-month period.

Grants must be aligned with the Community Impact Strategy Map for Frederick County:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

For additional information, contact:

Malcolm Furgol, Director of Community Impact
United Way of Frederick County
629 N Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
240-578-4007 / 240-447-3956

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Frederick County