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Community Foundation Announces Second Round of COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grants

FREDERICK, MD – April 6, 2020: The Community Foundation of Frederick County announces its second round of COVID-19 emergency relief grants totaling $75,000 to local nonprofits. These grants were made possible through The William E. Cross Foundation and The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund.

COVID-19 emergency relief grant from The William E. Cross Foundation will be provided to:

Maryland Food Bank: $25,000 for emergency food assistance to low-income, food-insecure residents of Frederick County.

COVID-19 emergency relief grants from The Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund will be provided to:

Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County: $8,500 to support the conversion of Boys & Girls Club Frederick County space to a fulltime daycare center for the children of essential personnel.

Brunswick Ecumenical Assistance Committee On Needs: $2,500 for financial emergency relief to residents in the greater Brunswick area.

City Youth Matrix: $1,000 to support Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed (ALICE) families with home activity supplies and monthly food-insecurity assistance.

Community Options: $9,000 for staff retraining in alternate service provision models and to purchase personal protective equipment and cleaning supplies.

Housing Authority of the City of Frederick: $5,000 to support women in public housing to help maintain household stability and provide adequate basic resources.

I Believe In Me: $1,000 to support its mentoring hotline and food-insecurity assistance for vulnerable youth.

Interfaith Housing Authority (IHA): $5,000 to support rental financial assistance to low and extremely low-income residents of IHA properties in Frederick County, MD.

On Our Own of Frederick County: $1,000 to support its transition to a telehealth model for providing services to clients.

Seton Center: $5,000 for financial emergency relief to residents in northern Frederick County.

St. Vincent de Paul Society - St. John Conference: $5,000 for financial emergency relief to residents in Frederick County.

The ALS Association – DC/MD/VA Chapter: $2,000 for increased virtual support and telemedicine access by Frederick County residents with ALS disease.

The Salvation Army: $5,000 for financial emergency relief to residents in Frederick County.

This funding is part of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Campaign to support nonprofits that directly help those adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. The campaign is led by the COVID Collaborative, which consists of the Community Foundation, United Way of Frederick County, Ausherman Family Foundation, Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., Helen J. Serini Foundation, Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County, The Kahlert Foundation, and others. All of these organizations are working together to respond quickly and decisively to local nonprofits' needs.

As a leader in grant and scholarship funding, The Community Foundation of Frederick County has given back more than $64 million to the community since 1986. To learn more about the Community Foundation, visit www.FrederickCountyGives.org.


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