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Women's Giving Circle Grant Application Period Opens February 15

Women's Giving Circle Grant Application Period Opens February 15

The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County will begin accepting grant applications for the 2018 grant cycle on February 15, 2018, and up to $190,000 will be provided from The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County Fund.

FAFSA Finish Events and Community Foundation Scholarship Dates and Information Sessions Announced

To lower barriers to post-secondary education, a coalition of local organizations known as the Frederick County FAFSA Coalition announces five workshops to assist in completing the FAFSA form.

Community Foundation and Frederick County Government Announce Grants to Citizens and Montevue Facilities

Community Foundation and Frederick County Government Announce Grants to Citizens and Montevue Facilities

Grants totaling more than $65,000 have been provided from five funds that were created specifically to benefit Citizens Care and Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living.

Maryland Retired School Personnel Association Scholarship Application Opens January 1

Employees of all Maryland Public School Systems are eligible to apply for one of three $2,000 scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Mount Olivet Preservation Fund Created at Community Foundation

Mount Olivet Preservation Fund Created at Community Foundation

Mount Olivet Cemetery is more than just a place for the deceased. It is a place full of history, life stories and accomplishments, and a cultural landmark within our community.

First Grant from Business Roundtable Fund Supports Youth Apprenticeship Program

First Grant from Business Roundtable Fund Supports Youth Apprenticeship Program

The first grant from The Frederick County Business Roundtable for Education Fund is providing partial funding to the Youth Apprenticeship Maryland program in Frederick County.

Athletic/Sports Camp Scholarships Available Through Muse Fund

From January 1, 2018 through February 15, 2018, students in grades 6 through 12 may apply for financial aid scholarships to attend spring and summer 2018 athletic and sports activities or athletic camps.

Grants Support Archery Program at Lewistown Elementary School

Grants Support Archery Program at Lewistown Elementary School

Lewistown Elementary School will soon have a National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), thanks to a grant from The Davey Long and Mike Compton Memorial Fund, one of more than 690 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Butt Saturday Morning Fund Provides Holiday Gift Grant for Foster Children

Butt Saturday Morning Fund Provides Holiday Gift Grant for Foster Children

A $10,000 grant from The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund helped Frederick County Department of Social Services Foster Care and Adoption Unit provide more than 500 foster families with toys, gift cards, holiday items and other necessities for children and youth in foster care, seniors, and vulnerable adults.

Community Foundation Presents Music Scholarships to Area Students

Community Foundation Presents Music Scholarships to Area Students

The Community Foundation of Frederick County recently presented 22 music and dance scholarships totaling $10,200 from three funds to talented young musicians, in support of vocal, instrumental music, or dance instruction and training.

Athletic Scholarships Presented from Community Foundation Dustin and Courtney Muse Fund

Athletic Scholarships Presented from Community Foundation Dustin and Courtney Muse Fund

Twelve youth received athletic scholarships totaling $3,000 from The Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund, one of more than 690 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Community Foundation Participates in Employee Giving Campaigns

Public sector employees once again have an opportunity to support the community where they live by directing their donations to The Community Foundation of Frederick County through employee giving campaigns.

Community Foundation Welcomes Three New Trustees

Community Foundation Welcomes Three New Trustees

The Community Foundation of Frederick County welcomes three new members to its board of trustees: Alejandro Cañadas, Ph.D., Taitia L. Elliott, and Nicole Chafitz Orr.

Gina M. Cumberland Memorial Scholarship Fund Announced

Gina M. Cumberland Memorial Scholarship Fund Announced

A generous heart, a life full of laughter, and a blessing to everyone who knew her are just a few of the ways that family and friends described Gina Cumberland, who passed away in late June 2017. To honor and remember her, The Gina M. Cumberland Memorial Scholarship Fund has been established by her husband, Michael D. Cumberland.

2017 Wertheimer Volunteerism and Youth in Action Honorees Announced

2017 Wertheimer Volunteerism and Youth in Action Honorees Announced

September 27, 2017: RaeAnn Butler, Daniel Campbell, and Vanessa Fox will be honored in November as 2017 Wertheimer Fellows.

Linwood Offutt, Jr. Fund Established

Linwood Offutt, Jr. Fund Established

September 14, 2017: The Linwood T. Offutt, Jr. Fund for the Frederick County 4-H Camp Center has been established.

Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund Presents Grants

Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund Presents Grants

September 12, 2017: Three nonprofits were the recipients of grants totaling $16,700 from The Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund.

Lucey Fund Established

Lucey Fund Established

August 9, 2017: Agriculture runs deep in the Lucey family, thus, Barry Lucey’s desire to honor his late wife Kathleen and create a scholarship fund supporting post-secondary agricultural studies has been brought to fruition with The Barry and Kathleen Lucey Fund.

Reinders Fund Established

Reinders Fund Established

August 7, 2017: The Richard and Betsy Reinders Fund has been established.

Strategic Grant Partners Impact Health Care, School-Readiness and Housing

Strategic Grant Partners Impact Health Care, School-Readiness and Housing

July 28, 2017: The Community Foundation of Frederick County recognized its FY2017 Strategic Funding Partners who supported its strategic grantsmaking through donor-advised funds and direct contributions in the areas of health care, services to the homeless and precariously housed, and school-readiness for children.

Halleman Family Fund Presents First Grants

Halleman Family Fund Presents First Grants

July 21, 2017: Grants totaling $1,228.26 from The Halleman Family Fund were presented to Friends of Carroll Creek Urban Park, Inc. to support its Color on the Creek initiative, and The Flowers Over Frederick Fund, to support its downtown Frederick hanging flower basket program.

Frederick Police Endowment Fund Presents First Scholarships

Frederick Police Endowment Fund Presents First Scholarships

July 20, 2017: The first scholarships from The Frederick Police Department Endowment Fund have been presented to Kayleigh Day and Morgan Figgins.

Will Group Fund Presents First Scholarships

Will Group Fund Presents First Scholarships

July 20, 2017: The first scholarships from The Will Group Fund have been presented to Chloe Houck, Erin Lafferty, Thomas Morris, and Sydney Rossman.

Ford Scholarship Fund Established

Ford Scholarship Fund Established

July 17, 2017: The George D. Ford, Jr., and Barbara S. Ford Scholarship Fund has been established through Mrs. Ford’s estate, and becomes one of more than 679 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Draper Memorial Scholarship Fund Established

Draper Memorial Scholarship Fund Established

July 14, 2017: In honor and memory of Virginia K. Draper – wife, mother, grandmother, educator, author, and historian - Mark and Frances Draper and their daughter Sadie Wiles have established The Virginia K. Draper Memorial Scholarship Fund with The Community Foundation of Frederick County.

Winpigler Fund Supports Montevue and Citizens Residents Dental Care

Winpigler Fund Supports Montevue and Citizens Residents Dental Care

July 13, 2017: Helping seniors with dental care has been near and dear to Grace Winpigler’s heart for many years.

McGolerick Scholarship Fund Established

McGolerick Scholarship Fund Established

July 13, 2017: The Carolyn D. McGolerick Scholarship Fund has been established through Mrs. McGolerick’s estate.

Women's Giving Circle Provides $173,000 in Grants

Women's Giving Circle Provides $173,000 in Grants

July 12, 2017: The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County announces that 33 grants totaling $173,000 have been presented to 20 area nonprofits serving women and children.

Veteran Receives All-Terrain Chair with Grant from Sgt. David J. Smith Fund

Veteran Receives All-Terrain Chair with Grant from Sgt. David J. Smith Fund

July 12, 2017: The Sgt. David J. Smith Memorial Fund recently provided a $15,404 grant to Operation Second Chance for an all-terrain power chair to help Sgt. Ryan Major, an Army veteran.

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