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Responsive Grants

Grants to Washington County, Maryland Nonprofits for Arts and
Recreation, Youth Development, and Family Stability Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Community Foundation of Washington County MD

Deadline Date:

11/15/18 4:00 PM EST


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Grants to Washington County, Maryland nonprofit organizations for programs and services benefiting local communities. Funding is intended to support high-impact initiatives in the areas of Youth Development; Family Stability; and Arts, Recreation, and Education for Youth.

The Community Foundation of Washington County’s Responsive Grants will focus on the development of a stronger community through high impact programs and initiatives within the following areas:

- Family Stability, including financial literacy, employment, mental health and basic needs
- Youth Development with a focus on mentoring, school readiness and advocacy
- Arts, recreation and educational opportunities for local youth and the under-served

Grant requests for operating funds may be considered on a case by case basis provided the applicant organization makes a compelling case for such funding.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 184495

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant organizations must be based in and primarily serving Washington County, Maryland, 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:

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

CFWC Responsive Grants are not intended to be a sustaining source for programming. If you are applying for funding for the same or similar program for which you have previously received a grant, you will need to explain the need for repeat funding and any expectation of how/when the proposed program may become self-sustaining.

Please direct any questions concerning grants to Sarah Burge, director of grants and donor relations.

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Contact Information:

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

For the online application portal:

Sarah Burge
Director of Grants and Donor Relations

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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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maryland: Washington County