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Community Foundation Presents FY2020 Strategic Grants to Area Nonprofits

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.

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.

Strategic grant funding supporting health needs was provided to:

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.



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