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Impact Grant

Grants to Frederick County, Maryland Nonprofits,
Agencies, and Groups for Projects that Benefit the Community

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Community Foundation of Frederick County

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Grants starting at $500 to Frederick County, Maryland nonprofits, agencies, groups, and faith-based organizations for projects that directly benefit the community. Funding is intended to support a wide variety of projects within the community, in areas including health, the arts, animal welfare, education, and more.

The Foundation supports a wide array of programs that improve the community and provide opportunities for people of all ages through impact grants. Funding can support:

- Health and human services
- Historic preservation
- The arts
- Agriculture
- Civic causes
- Animal welfare
- Education
- Youth programs
- Elder care
- Environment

Impact Grants will have two different applications.

Impact Project:
Use the Impact Project application for programs and services offered through your nonprofit. Applications must identify the specific impact that their project or program will have on Frederick County.

Impact Individual Need:
Use the Impact Individual Need application to help a specific individual who meets the fund purpose. Applications must provide an individualized needs assessment and explain the nonprofit’s selection process.

Each fund listed below is designated for specific purposes. Funding for the Impact Grant comes from the following funds:

AG-C.I.T.E. Fund
Alice Jean Stine Fund
Animal Care Field of Interest Fund
Bar Association of Frederick County Justice for All Fund
Bill and Mary Haugh Charitable Fund
Brunswick Area Fund
C & O Canal Endowment Fund for Frederick County
Charles V. and Louise D. Main Endowment Fund
Compofelice Family Fund for Building Trades
Dan Crozier Music Trust Fund
Dola Burkentine Nonprofit Marketing Fund
Don Doughty and Linda Moran Fund
Educational Enrichment Field of Interest Fund
Elder/Senior Care Field of Interest Fund
England Family Fund
Enhancing Agriculture Field of Interest Fund
Environmental Preservation Field of Interest Fund
Florence Zahler Memorial Cancer Support Fund
Frederick County AIDS/HIV Education and Services Endowment Fund
Frederick Jaycees Fund
Frederick Keys Care Fund
Health Fund for Frederick County Youth
Historic Preservation Field of Interest Fund
Human Services Field of Interest Fund
Job Training and Skills Development Field of Interest Fund
John L. and Lucille H. Ponton Charitable Fund
Kevin R. and Sara J. Wade Special Needs Fund
Libby Hough Van Winkle Foster Children's Fund
Nonprofit Support Field of Interest Fund
Parks Field of Interest Fund
Paul L. Stine, Jr. Memorial Fund
Paul L. Stine, Sr. Memorial Fund
Performing Arts Field of Interest Fund
Persons with Disabilities Field of Interest Fund
Philip and Erika Rauh Fund
Pritchett Family Foundation Fund
Recreation Field of Interest Fund
Remsberg Family Fund
Secret Santa Fund
Sharon I. Hooper Fund for Children
Substance Use Disorder Treatment Fund for Frederick County Youth
Transportation Field of Interest Fund
Visual Arts Field of Interest Fund
William E. Barnhart Memorial Fund
William E. Cross Special Needs Fund
William O. Lee, Jr. and Family Endowment Fund
Unrestricted Grant Fund

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182870

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Minimum Request: $500
- Maximum Request: Fund-specific

Term of Contract:

Services must be provided between November 1, 2018 and September 1, 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, 501c3 organization 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:
- Department of Assessment & Taxation's Maryland Personal Property tax division:
- IRS, as assessed via GuideStar’s Charity Check:

Ineligible expenses:
Nonprofit operating expenses unrelated to project services, including but not limited to audit, D&O insurance, debt, and non-cash expenses, including depreciation.

Pre-Application Information:

The application is open August 15, 2018 through September 15, 2018.

Grant notification: Late October 2018

Please be aware that the grant period and the reimbursement period are different. Note: All reimbursement requests must be submitted by June 3, 2019. This includes any reimbursement requests for summer programs that are scheduled to take place between the reimbursement deadline and the end of the grant period. Please plan on prepaying summer program expenses to be in compliance with the reimbursement request deadline.

Grants over $1,000 are reimbursement-based.

How does the grant process work:

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Questions about the 2019 Grants Program may be directed to:
Diana Fulchiron, Director of Community Impact

Questions may also be directed to

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Frederick County