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Everyone still needs a paper calendar, and so why not have one with famous movie scenes re-enacted by residents of Edenton Retirement Community? Edenton has selected the Community Foundation to receive the proceeds of calendar sales this year, to benefit The Preparing for An Aging Population Strategic Initiative Fund. This fund was created by the Board of Trustees to support programs that will help seniors in Frederick County age in place, provide education on aging issues for seniors and caregivers, and more.
The 2020 Edenton "Family of Stars" calendar depicts famous movies and television shows such as Forest Gump, Star Wars, Ghostbusters, I Love Lucy, and more. It will make a fun and unusual gift for holiday giving!
Calendars are just $10 each, and can be purchased at the Community Foundation office located at 312 East Church Street between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Don't miss out - get yours today!
FREDERICK, MD –December 17, 2019: During its recent FY2020 strategic grantmaking cycle, The Community Foundation of Frederick County provided $423,335.30 to 29 area nonprofits dedicated to improving lives and enhancing Frederick County. These grants focus on the Community Foundation’s strategic grant areas supporting children and youth, health care, basic human needs, preparing for an aging population, responding to substance use disorder, and supporting families with children.
Strategic grant funding supporting school readiness for children and youth was provided to:
Blessings in a Backpack: $500 for weekend backpacks of supplemental nutrition for pre-K
The Delaplaine Arts Center: $2,270 for its ArtStart program.
Family Partnership of Frederick County: $30,785 for Bright Futures 2020 program.
The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick: $20,000 for Early Learning and Thriving Families: Keys to School Success program.
Mental Health Association of Frederick County: $21,200 for Healthy Families Frederick program.
The Frederick Center: $5,480 for youth programs supporting the behavioral health of LGBTQ+ youth.
Frederick Community Action Agency: $15,000 for primary health care services for low income residents and $15,000 for school-based health care.
Frederick Memorial Hospital: $10,460.70 for medication management program.
Mission of Mercy: $15,000 for patient partnership referrals from Frederick Memorial Hospital.
Partners in Care: $10,000 for partnership with Frederick Memorial Hospital to increase transportation for those age 50+ and reduce emergency department visits.
The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs: $10,000 for prescription assistance program.
Strategic grant funding supporting basic human needs was provided to:
Advocates for Homeless Families: $20,000 for partial case manager salaries, $5,000 for emergency financial assistance, and $5,000 for transportation and childcare assistance for program participants.
Frederick Rescue Mission: $20,000 for Changed Life Recovery program case manager salaries and $20,000 for Faith House case manager salary.
Second Chances Garage: $10,000 for homeless household car placement and vehicle repairs.
Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP): $12,515.12 for the New Horizons Academy for Homeless Youth.
Strategic grant funding for capacity building supporting preparing for an aging population was provided to:
Advocates for the Aging of Frederick County: $5,682.79 for a service coordination model to help address the needs of low-income seniors.
Centro Hispano de Frederick: $10,000 for new data collection plan to assist limited English proficiency individuals age 60+ age-in-place.
Daybreak Adult Day Services: $9,950 for phone system upgrade.
Frederick Memorial Hospital: $10,000 for medication management program.
Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD: $10,000 for A Brush With Kindness program.
Partners in Care: $10,000 for strengthening its Rides and Relationships for a Lifetime program.
Strategic grant funding for capacity building supporting responding to substance use disorder was provided to:
CR Freedom Center: $8,000 for building repairs for the men’s house.
Crossed Bridges, LLC: $5,000 for Frederick County Goes Purple program.
Frederick Rescue Mission: $9,006 for its Changed Life Recovery program.
Mission of Mercy: $10,000 for opioid/controlled substance use safety and patient education.
Strategic grant funding for capacity building supporting families with children was provided to:
Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership: $9,593.89 for capacity building through permanent office space and tracking software.
City Youth Matrix: $8,500 for transportation service expansion.
Family Partnership of Frederick County: $6,916.54 for capacity building strategic planning and $6,398.26 for staff development and training.
Frederick Rescue Mission: $10,000 for Faith House transitional housing program.
Heartly House: $5,500 for increasing counseling capacity to support families.
Housing Authority of The City of Frederick: $2,400 for management tools to support school readiness for children tracking.
Interfaith Housing Alliance: $5,500 for technological capacity building.
Asian American Center: $5,000 for technology support for integrated community services program.
Literacy Council of Frederick County: $6,000 for volunteer capacity building to meet the literacy needs of families with children.
Second Chances Garage: $10,000 for capacity building to support ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, employed) families.
Seton Center: $10,000 for ALICE (asset limited, income constrained, employed) families.
Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland: $1,677 for employment assistance for low-income residents of Frederick County.
FREDERICK, MD – October 1, 2019: The Community Foundation recently recognized its FY2020 Strategic Funding Partners. These donors financially support the Community Foundation’s strategic grantmaking areas of supporting families with children, responding to substance use disorder, preparing for an aging population, access to health care, services for the homeless and precariously housed, and school-readiness for children.
Strategic Funding Partner gifts to The Supporting Families with Children Strategic Initiatives Fund are: Steven and Pamala Barger, The Steve and PJ Barger Family Fund; Jeff Robertson, The Julie Ann Robertson Cashour Memorial Fund; Robert G. DeLauter, The Robert G. DeLauter Fund; The FoodPRO CORP Fund; Robert G. Hooper, The Robert G. Hooper Family Fund; Drs. Robert and Jane Ladner, The Robert C. and Jane E. Ladner Charitable Fund; Sally R. Lyons, The Lyons Family Fund; David and Kay Stauffer, The David and Kay Stauffer Family Fund; The Kiwanis Fund of Suburban Frederick Fund; Daniel and Jacqueline Ward, The Dan and Jackie Ward Family Fund; Elizabeth J. Brady; Marion D. Carmack, Jr.; Nancy N. Franck; Larry and Deborah Grove; Elizabeth K. Hale; Addie B. Null; Shirley R. Richardson; and Michael and Marlene Young.
Strategic Funding Partner gifts to The Preparing for an Aging Population Strategic Initiatives Fund were received from: Dr. Arthur Anderson and Julane Anderson; Steven and Pamala Barger, The Steve and PJ Barger Family Fund; The FoodPRO CORP Fund; Drs. Robert and Jane Ladner, The Robert C. and Jane E. Ladner Charitable Fund; Sally R. Lyons, The Lyons Family Fund; David and Kay Stauffer, The David and Kay Stauffer Family Fund; Daniel and Jacqueline Ward, The Dan and Jackie Ward Family Fund; Elizabeth J. Brady; Marion D. Carmack, Jr.; Dorothy L. Etzler; Nancy N. Franck; Elizabeth K. Hale; Donald and Rebecca Linton; Addie B. Null; and Shirley R. Richardson.
Strategic Funding Partner gifts to The Responding to Substance Use Disorder Strategic Initiatives Fund were received from: Steven and Pamala Barger, The Steve and PJ Barger Family Fund; James and Amy Clapp, The James H. and Amy N. Clapp Family Fund; The FoodPRO CORP Fund; Peggy Waxter, The Garrett R. Petronchak Memorial Fund; David and Kay Stauffer, The David and Kay Stauffer Family Fund; Daniel and Jacqueline Ward, The Dan and Jackie Ward Family Fund; Elizabeth J. Brady; Addie B. Null; and Shirley R. Richardson.
A gift to The Children and Youth Strategic Initiatives Fund was received from The PNC Fund and a gift to The Health Care Strategic Initiatives Fund was received from David G. and Karen L. Thomassen.
Gifts to The Strategic Initiatives Pass Through Fund were received from these Strategic Funding Partners: James and Caroline Atkins, The Caroline and Jimmy Atkins Fund; Joan Barrick, The Samuel W. and Joan J. Barrick Fund; Mark and Susan Butt, The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund; The Frederick Mutual Insurance Company Donor-Advised Fund; Charles and Peggy Hoff, The Charles W. Hoff, III and Margaret O. Hoff Family Fund; Sally R. Lyons, The Lyons Family Fund; Robert K. Moler, The Robert and Ardeth Moler Family Fund; Philip and Erika Rauh, The Philip Rauh Family Endowment Fund; Virginia K. Brace and Jana M. Moberly; William H. Browning, Jr.; Bernard J. and Krista A. Davisson; Andrew P. and Anna P. Grossnickle; James and Wanda Hartley; Gabrielle Keller; Karlys Kline and Thomas Lynch; Jeanne R. Lee; Addie B. Null; Shirley R. Richardson; Tod and Barry Salisbury; Alfred and Patricia Shockley; Betty M. Waltz; De Walt Willard, Jr.; and Donald and Beverlie Wissner.
FREDERICK, MD – December 12, 2019: Beginning December 15, 2019 through January 15, 2020, The Community Foundation of Frederick County is accepting online applications for dance instruction scholarships from The Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com. Students ages 12 through 17 who are Frederick County, Maryland residents currently pursuing dance instruction with a dance school or company located in Frederick County may apply. The application and all details can be accessed by clicking on the blue button under the Thomas Waters Dance Scholarship heading.
The scholarship will be provided from The Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund, one of more than 720 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.
FREDERICK, MD – February 7, 2020: The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County will begin accepting grant applications for its 2020 grant cycle beginning February 15, 2020 through March 15, 2020, and up to $220,000 will be provided from The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County Fund. The fund is one of more than 720 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
The Women’s Giving Circle grants are presented to area nonprofits that offer programs and/or services that promote self-sufficiency for women and their dependents who reside in Frederick County. The Women’s Giving Circle’s 2020 funding priorities will focus on emergency services or growth. Emergency services are defined as projects that provide food, shelter, medical care, and/or safety. Growth is defined as projects that provide education, transportation, childcare, personal improvement, recovery, and self-sufficiency.
The online application can be accessed at www.frederickwgc.org/grants. No paper applications will be accepted. The application closes on March 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. eastern standard time. Organizations may submit applications for up to four projects, with each proposal not to exceed $10,000. The maximum total that will be granted to any one organization is $20,000.
All organizations are encouraged to read the documents available on the Women’s Giving Circle’s grants program overview page before starting the application, which can be accessed at the same web address listed above. Applicants will receive email notification regarding the status of their application by June 1, 2020. Grant monies must be used by June 1, 2021.
The Women’s Giving Circle was formed in 2006 and brings women together who share similar philanthropic goals to benefit women’s needs. In 2019, grants totaling $210,000 were presented to 24 area nonprofits, and since 2006, grants presented total more than $1.6 million.
FREDERICK, MD – January 9, 2020: From January 15, 2020 through February 29, 2020, students in grades 6 through 12 may apply for financial aid scholarships to attend spring and summer 2020 athletic and sports activities or athletic camps. The scholarships are funded by The Dustin and Courtney Muse Memorial Fund, one of more than 720 funds managed by The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
The application and details of all requirements may be accessed through the Community Foundation’s website at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com. Scholarships will support participation fees only, and payment will be made directly to the youth athletic organization and/or as a reimbursement to the parent/guardian with proof of payment. Applicants must be a Frederick County resident and have a minimum 3.0 grade point average. The application must be submitted through the Community Foundation’s online scholarship system no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 29, 2020.
FREDERICK, MD – January 28, 2020: Through February 29, 2020, students in grades kindergarten through 12 may apply for scholarships to attend 2020 spring and summer athletic and sports activities or athletic camps. The scholarships are funded by The Luke Clemens Bartlett Memorial Athletic Scholarship Fund, one of more than 720 component funds of The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
The application and details of all requirements may be accessed through the Community Foundation’s website at www.ScholarshipsFrederickCounty.com. Preference will be given but not limited to applicants playing soccer, as well as those with financial need. Scholarships support participation fees only, and payment will be made directly to the youth athletic organization and/or as a reimbursement to the parent/guardian with proof of payment. Applicants must be Frederick County residents.
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