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Community Foundation Provides Impact Grants Totaling More Than $288,000

FREDERICK, MD – December 17, 2019: During its recent FY2020 impact grantmaking cycle, The Community Foundation of Frederick County provided $288,900.69 to 42 area nonprofits dedicated to improving lives and enhancing Frederick County.

FREDERICK, MD – December 17, 2019: During its recent FY2020 impact grantmaking cycle, The Community Foundation of Frederick County provided $288,900.69 to 42 area nonprofits dedicated to improving lives and enhancing Frederick County.

The grants are designed to assist local nonprofits with projects that have meaningful and direct impact on the residents of Frederick County. As a leading source of grant funding in Frederick County, the Community Foundation supports the arts, historic preservation, agriculture, health and human services, education, cultural understanding, animal welfare, scholarships, elder care, youth programs, civic causes, and more.

Impact Grant Funding was provided from the following funds:

The Addie B. Null Health Care Fund:

$1,383.43 to Wells House @Gale Recovery for holistic therapies for men in recovery program.

The AG-C.I.T.E. Fund:

$1,585.69 to University of Maryland/Frederick County Extension Office for its Kids Growing with Grains program.

The Animal Care Field of Interest Fund:

$1270.10 to Days End Horse Rescue for off-the-track abused and neglected thoroughbreds care.

The Bar Association of Frederick County Justice for All Fund:

$2,000.00 to Friends of the Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County for storage unit funding.

$9,114.72 to Mental Health Association of Frederick County for CASA of Frederick County program.

$5,000.00 to Spanish Speaking of Community MD, Inc. for Critical Needs Partnership with Frederick County Public Schools.

The William E. Barnhart Memorial Fund:

$14,970.00 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD for home repairs for a cancer patient through its A Brush With Kindness program.

The Brunswick Area Fund:

$2,527.20 to Mission of Mercy to provide medical and dental care for uninsured and underinsured residents in Brunswick.

The Dola Burkentine Nonprofit Marketing Fund:

$514.41 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD for marketing support of its A Brush With Kindness program.

The Compofelice Family Fund for Building Trades:

$573.66 to Frederick Career and Technology Center FFA Alumni for student safety training.

            $2,500.00 to Platoon 22 to assist veterans with the cost of building trades certification.

The Mary Gregg Cornish Memorial Fund:

$1,181.00 to Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc. for its History in the Garden program.

$1,319.00 to The Flowers Over Frederick Fund in support of grants beautifying downtown Frederick.

The William E. Cross Special Needs Fund:

$3,730.24 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD to support home repairs for seniors through its A Brush With Kindness program.

The Dan Crozier Music Trust Fund:

$550.00 to Brunswick High School Drama Boosters for Brunswick High School’s 2020 spring musical.

$950.00 to Frederick County Public Schools for its elementary instrumental music library and $1,500.00 for pianos for Brunswick High School.

$1,000.00 to Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra for jazz music purchases. 

$1,000.00 to Frederick Children’s Chorus for spring concert and summer camp sheet music purchases.

The Don Doughty and Linda Moran Fund:

$1,400.00 to Historical Society of Frederick County, Inc. for its Heritage Frederick garden and streetscape enhancement project.

The Easels in Frederick Fund:

            $1,000.00 to Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County for its art program.

The Educational Enrichment Field of Interest Fund:

            $825.32 to Girls on the Run of Frederick County for its summer camp program.

The England Family Fund:

$652.37 to Frederick Rescue Mission for TransIT bus passes for Faith House clients.

The Enhancing Agriculture Field of Interest Fund:

$685.24 to University of Maryland/Frederick County Extension Office for its Kids Growing with Grains program.

The Environmental Preservation Field of Interest Fund:

$677.31 to Catoctin Forest Alliance for educational, hands-on learning center adaptations of recreational areas.  

The Frederick Jaycees Fund:

$1,330.45 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County for supplies for its Brush with Kindness program.

The Frederick Keys Care Fund:

$1,500.00 to Advocates for Homeless Families for its after-school and summer activities programs for children who are homeless.

$1,500 to Blessings in a Backpack for weekend backpacks of food for Frederick County Public Schools Success Program for Special Needs Students. 

$3,829.56 to Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, Inc. for its Veterans of Youth Empowerment project. 

$2,000.00 to Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) for its New Horizons Academy Life Skills program. 

$2,200.00 to YMCA of Frederick County for sensory tools its Kids Unlimited Program.

The Historic Preservation Field of Interest Fund:

$630.34 to The Claire McCardell Project Fund for its public art project to recognize fashion artist Claire McCardell.

The Sharon I. Hooper Fund for Children:

$3,135.52 to Blessings in a Backpack for weekend backpacks of food for Lincoln Elementary School students in need. 

$1,000.00 to Frederick Rescue Mission for its summer enrichment camp.

$1,909.00 to The Delaplaine Arts Center for art kits for youth coping with traumatic situations and/or experiencing homelessness.

$5,000.00 to The Salvation Army for its Pathway of Hope program to break generational cycles of crisis and vulnerability. 

$2,000.00 to Weinberg Center for the Arts for Families Need Fun program providing event tickets to catastrophically ill children and their families.

$2,500.00 to YMCA of Frederick County for its Kids Unlimited Music program.

The Human Services Field of Interest Fund:

$671.10 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County for its Brush with Kindness program.

The Job Training and Skills Development Field of Interest Fund:

$1,439.04 to Literacy Council of Frederick County, Inc. for employer-customized curriculum for workplace literacy classes.

The William O. Lee, Jr. and Family Endowment Fund:

$610.53 to African American Resources, Cultural Heritage Society (AARCH) of Frederick for its County Globe Preservation project.

The Charles V. and Louise D. Main Endowment Fund:

$9,219.00 to Calvary United Methodist Church for Calvary Weekday School student tuition support.

The Nonprofit Support Field of Interest Fund:

$542.23 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD for its A Brush With Kindness program.

The Parks Field of Interest Fund:

$782.81 to The Claire McCardell Project Fund for its public art project to recognize fashion artist Claire McCardell. 

The Performing Arts Field of Interest Fund:

$687.01 to City Youth Matrix to support extra-curricular activities in the performing arts.

The Persons with Disabilities Field of Interest Fund:

$1,035.71 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD to support home repair and modifications for persons with disabilities through its A Brush With Kindness program.

The John L. and Lucille H. Ponton Charitable Fund:

$50,000.00 to Children’s Hospital Foundation to provide patient families resources and lodging assistance.

$37,529.50 to Hospice of Frederick County for Camp Jamie.

$4,174.21 to Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program for financial support to families with children experiencing catastrophic medical issues.

The Philip and Erika Rauh Fund:

 $3,000.00 to Frederick Rescue Mission for summer enrichment camp.

$2,500.00 to Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) for its New Horizons Academy life skills program. 

$1,279.57 to Girls on the Run of Frederick County for its summer camp program.

The Pritchett Family Foundation Fund:
$1,660.00 to City Youth Matrix to provide scholarships to children with financial need for extra-curricular activities.

The Recreation Field of Interest Fund:

$601.07 to Girls on the Run of Frederick County for its summer camp program.

The Remsberg Family Fund:

 $1,000.00 to Mission of Mercy, Inc. for medical and dental care and support for patients with substance use disorder.

  $1,256.41 to Wells House @ Gale Recovery for men in recovery to receive music therapy.

The Rosebud Frederick Senior Support Fund:

            $500.00 to Maryland Food Bank for its senior pantry program.

The Secret Santa Fund:

$1,317.91 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD to support home repairs for seniors through its A Brush With Kindness program.

The Transportation Field of Interest Fund:

$950.94 to Centro Hispano de Frederick to support its Golden Years program van rental.

The Mildred B. Trevvett Music Education Fund:

$922.07 to The Frederick Children’s Chorus for music educator professional development.

The Visual Arts Field of Interest Fund:

$726.86 The Claire McCardell Project Fund for its public art project to recognize fashion artist Claire McCardell. 

The Kevin R. and Sara J. Wade Special Needs Fund

$10,613.45 to Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program for financial support to families with children experiencing catastrophic medical issues.

The Libby Hough Van Winkle Foster Children’s Fund

 $1,192.46 to City Youth Matrix to support extra-curricular activities for children in foster care.

  $500.00 to Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership for its New Horizons Academy life skills program.

The Florence Zahler Memorial Cancer Support Fund:

$3,927.00 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County for its Brush with Kindness program. 

Community Foundation unrestricted funds provided the following grants:

$6,541.66 to Blessings in a Backpack for Pre-K student weekend food packages to students of low-income families at Lincoln Elementary School.

$1,000.00 to Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry for hunger relief in Frederick County.

  $1,000.00 to Frederick Rescue Mission for kitchen supplies.

$5,000.00 to Heartly House for client transportation, security deposits, rental assistance, and more for clients.

$15,000.00 to The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick for Young Men Rising program.

  $3,500.00 to Lions Club of Frederick for eye care assistance to low-income individuals.

$1,700.00 to Literacy Council of Frederick County, Inc. for volunteer work space improvements.

           $4,000.00 to Maryland Food Bank for senior pantry program.

$10,000.00 to Mental Health Association of Frederick County for crisis services support.

$10,000.00 to Mission of Mercy for medications for those who are uninsured and under-insured.

$6,590.00 to The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs to purchase shelter beds.



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