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Frederick, MD – February 13, 2019: The Community Foundation of Frederick County is pleased to announce its scholarship application is available for the 2019-2020 academic year beginning Friday, March 1, 2019. For the fourth consecutive year, just over $1 million is available to students pursuing post-secondary education or vocational training. By completing one general application, students may qualify for more than 250 scholarships. The completed application with required attachments must be submitted online no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 31, 2019.
Details about the scholarship program and the application are accessible through the Community Foundation website at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com.
Students about to complete their senior year of high school, students already enrolled in a trade school, college or university, and non-traditional students over the age of 21 are eligible to apply. Scholarship criteria are established by the scholarship funds’ founding donors. Some scholarships do not consider financial need. All students are encouraged to apply.
FREDERICK, MD – June 25, 2019: The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces its FY2020 dates for strategic grant applications.
Applications for strategic grants will be accepted July 15, 2019 through August 15, 2019. This grant cycle will allow organizations to apply for program grants to support services related to the Community Foundation’s 2011 Strategic Initiatives and/or to apply for planning grants to support capacity building related to the Community Foundation’s 2019 Strategic Initiatives.
Due to high demand, initial training sessions are full. An additional session has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at 3 p.m., at the Community Foundation office. Contact Alysa Munday at [email protected] to reserve a seat.
Applications from organizations applying for funding under the 2011 Strategic Initiatives will be considered to support programs in the areas of health care, school readiness for children age birth through 5, and preventing and reducing homelessness. FY2020 is the final year in which strategic grants will support these projects.
Applications from organizations applying for funding under the 2019 Strategic Initiatives should focus on program or system capacity-building that address supporting families with children, the growing aging population, and substance use disorder.
All grant applications are made through the Community Foundation’s online application process, and details, including capacity-building definitions, can be found at www.FrederickCountyGives.org/grants.
To be eligible to apply, an organization must certify it is one of the following and in good-standing: a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; a government 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 501(c)(3) requesting funding for a community cause.
The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces its FY2019 dates for strategic and impact grant application periods.
Applications for strategic grants will be accepted July 15, 2018 through August 15, 2018. Nonprofits providing programs supporting access to health care, prevention of homelessness and access to affordable housing, and improving school readiness for children should apply.
Applications for impact grants will be accepted August 15, 2018 through September 15, 2018. Nonprofits providing programs that impact health and human services, historic preservation, the arts, agriculture, civic causes, animal welfare, education, youth programs, elder care and more should apply.
All grant applications are made through the Community Foundation’s online application process, and details can be found at www.FrederickCountyGives.org/grants.
To be eligible to apply, organizations must certify it is one of the following: a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; a government 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 501(c)(3) requesting funding for a community cause.
FREDERICK, MD – April 30, 2019: From May 1 through May 31, 2019, The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting online applications for music instruction scholarships at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com. All application requirements and details can be found at this address. No paper applications are accepted.
Students ages 5 through 18 who are currently pursuing instrumental or vocal music instruction may apply for a music scholarship supporting private or group instruction. Students must be enrolled in music instruction at the time of application, and must be a Frederick County, Maryland resident.
The scholarships are being provided through funds created by generous donors who support music study. Scholarships will be provided from The Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund, The Sperry L. Storm Memorial Scholarship Fund, and The Guss Family Scholarship Fund for the Arts.
FREDERICK, MD – April 30, 2018: Beginning May 1, 2018 through May 31, 2018, The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting online applications for dance instruction scholarships at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com. All application requirements and details can be found at this address. No paper applications are accepted.
Students ages 12 through 17 and are Frederick County, Maryland residents, who are currently pursuing dance instruction with a dance school or company located in Frederick County may apply. Scholarships can be used for instruction beginning in the fall of 2018.
The scholarship will be provided from The Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund, one of more than 690 component funds managed by the Community Foundation. The fund was established in memory of Tom Waters, a well-known Frederick County dance instructor who passed away in 2010, by his wife Karen Waters, and longtime friend, Joy Ellis. Throughout his 50-year career, Tom mentored, inspired and trained countless dancers, some of whom achieved professional careers on Broadway and cruise ships. He believed that everyone could dance, regardless of talent or ability, and his legacy lives on through this scholarship.
FREDERICK, MD – January 3, 2019: The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces grant opportunities from three funds. These grants are available until the funds are expended, or until the closing application date of May 1, 2019. The minimum grant is $500.00, and funds must be used by June 1, 2019.
The Compofelice Family Fund for Building Trades supports organizations seeking to help residents receive training for construction trades in the Frederick County area. Preference given to plumbing, carpentry, electrical services, masonry, and other skills associated with the building industry. Grants may pay for training, educational materials, certification fees, transportation costs, and eliminating any barrier that prevents students from completing their training program and establishing a career in the building trades.
The William O. Lee, Jr. and Family Endowment Fund provides grants to nonprofits that are researching, restoring, archiving, cataloging, and educating the community in areas pertaining to African American history in Frederick County.
The Don Doughty and Linda Moran Fund nonprofit grant supports the creation of new garden spaces, the improvement of existing garden areas, or the improvement/enhancement of existing public green space in Frederick County. Preference is given to projects in urban areas and/or applications supporting the purchase of plantings and botanical elements.
FREDERICK, MD – May 1, 2019: A well-known businessman, politician, and community philanthropist who passed away at age 99 in early 2019 has left a permanent legacy in the form of new funds with The Community Foundation of Frederick County. With his vision for the future, Donald L. Lewis of Thurmont made provisions in his estate to create these funds benefiting local nonprofits: The Donald Lewis Community Impact Fund for The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs, Meals on Wheels, The Community Foundation of Frederick County, Frederick Rescue Mission, Advocates for the Aging, and Mission of Mercy.
Mr. Lewis cared deeply about helping seniors and before his death created The Donald L. Lewis Staff Education Fund for Citizens Care & Rehabilitation Center and Montevue Assisted Living Fund, which helps with tuition and education expenses for facility employees to advance their training. He also cared about those in need in the community and grants from the new funds will support the operations and missions of the named nonprofits.
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