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Community Foundation Announces more than $374,000 in Impact Grants

FREDERICK, MD – November 11, 2020: During its recent FY2021 impact grantmaking cycle, The Community Foundation of Frederick County provided $374,192.10 to 40 area nonprofits dedicated to improving lives and enhancing Frederick County. This grant cycle is part of a larger grantmaking effort by the Community Foundation which distributes more than $5 million into the community annually.    

FREDERICK, MD – November 11, 2020: During its recent FY2021 impact grantmaking cycle, The Community Foundation of Frederick County provided $374,192.10 to 40 area nonprofits dedicated to improving lives and enhancing Frederick County. This grant cycle is part of a larger grantmaking effort by the Community Foundation which distributes more than $5 million into the community annually.    

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 well-being, scholarships, elder care, youth programs, civic causes, and more.

Impact grant funding was provided from the following funds:

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

$1,500.14 to Hope Valley Farm for a goat enclosure and chicken run to educate youth about goat and chicken care.

The Animal Care Field of Interest Fund:

            $1,226.41 to Cuddles Cat Rescue for general operating expenses.

The Bar Association of Frederick County Justice for All Fund:

            $5,000.00 to Asian American Center of Frederick for citizenship integration services.

$500.00 to Friends of the Child Advocacy Center of Frederick County for storage unit funding.

$5,000.00 to Mental Health Association of Frederick County for CASA of Frederick County program.

$5,000.00 to Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland, Inc. for legal services for families.

The William E. Barnhart Memorial Fund:

            $31,614.77 to Team HOPE for breast cancer screening services in Frederick County.

The Elizabeth J. Brady Charitable Fund:

$685.54 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County Maryland for home repairs for seniors.

The Brunswick Area Fund:

$1,303.33 to Brunswick High School Drama Boosters for the Brunswick High School 2021 spring musical and fall play.

$1,000.00 to Brunswick High School Safe & Sane Graduation Committee for Brunswick Safe and Sane Class of 2021 program support.  

The Major Dan Campbell Veteran Services Fund:

            $684.12 to Platoon 22 for infrastructure needs for a veteran services center.

The Dan Crozier Music Trust Fund:

$850.00 to Chords of Courage for an Intergenerational Cyber Songwriting Studio for Frederick County residents.

$1,204.96 to Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ for an organ recital performed as part of a broader programmatic effort taking place to celebrate the 275th anniversary of the formation of the ERUCC congregation.

$3,000.00 to Frederick Regional Youth Orchestra for virtual performances.

$1,000.00 to The Frederick Children’s Chorus for sheet music purchases.

$1,000.00 to YMCA of Frederick County for YMCA Arts Center instrument purchases.

The Easels in Frederick Fund:

$1,500.00 to The Delaplaine Arts Center for the Elizabeth Barker Delaplaine Awards (Bettie Awards) program.

The Educational Enrichment Field of Interest Fund:

            $500.00 to Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County for member support services.     

The England Family Fund:

            $616.66 to Frederick Rescue Mission for Faith House TransIT bus passes.

The Enhancing Agriculture Field of Interest Fund:

$647.51 to Hope Valley Farm for programs that support youth outdoor agricultural education and involvement with self-sustainable living and the lifestyle of homesteading.  

The Environmental Preservation Field of Interest Fund:

$640.62 to Hope Valley Farm for programs that support youth outdoor agricultural education and involvement with self-sustainable living and the lifestyle of homesteading.     

The Frederick County AIDS/HIV Education and Services Endowment Fund:

$1,486.54 to The Frederick Center for support for residents living with HIV and home testing support to prevent HIV transmission.

The Frederick Keys Care Fund:

$1,718.66 to Advocates for Homeless Families for children’s after-school and summer activities.

$1,718.66 to Blessings in a Backpack for weekend food for low-income students at Rock Creek School and the FCPS Success Program.

$1,718.66 to Housing Authority of the City of Frederick for special education learning lab support.

$1,000.00 to Madison House Autism Foundation for therapeutic horse riding to support people in Frederick County with autism and other intellectual/developmental disabilities.

$1,718.66 to Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) of Frederick County for the 2021 New Horizons Academy.

  $3,000.00 to YMCA of Frederick County for the Kids Unlimited Program.

The Grove Foundation Fund:

            $2,584.28 to Platoon 22 for infrastructure needs for a veteran services center.   

The Health Fund for Frederick County Youth:

$27,231.35 to Children’s National Hospital Foundation for lodging and family resource assistance for patients fighting childhood cancer.

$7,318.27 to Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program for rental and mortgage assistance.

$15,000.00 to Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program for a home playground for a child with medical needs.

$2,500.00 to Variety- the Children’s Charity of the National Capital Region for emergency grants for parents of children with mobility disabilities who lost income due to COVID-19.

The Historic Preservation Field of Interest Fund:

$594.84 to Middletown Valley Historical Society for repairing the front porch of the historic stone house, which serves as the society’s headquarters.

The Sharon I. Hooper Fund for Children:

$2,993.53 to A Mother’s Rest Charitable Respite Foundation for the Terrace Guest House, which provides mental and physical health support for caregivers.

$3,045.00 to The Delaplaine Arts Center for art kits for youth coping with traumatic situations and/or experiencing homelessness.

$8,036.67 to The Frederick Center for youth services programs.

$1,000.00 to Weinberg Center for the Arts for the Families Need Fun program providing event tickets to catastrophically ill children and their families.

The Human Services Field of Interest Fund:

$500.00 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County Maryland for home repairs.

The Job Training and Skills Development Field of Interest Fund:

$1,364.93 to Literacy Council of Frederick County for supporting workplace literacy for hospitality workers.

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

            $586.01 to AARCH for new logo and window graphics.

The Charles V. and Louise Main Endowment Fund:

            $8,000.00 to AARCH for website upgrade and enhancing social media presence.

The Malamet Family Fund:

$1,000.00 to Crossed Bridges for Frederick County Goes Purple opioid safety and awareness training resources.

The Nonprofit Support Field of Interest Fund:

$500.00 to February Star Sanctuary for enhancing online presence and digital capabilities.

The Addie B. Null Health Care Fund:

$1,403.13 to Community Living, Inc. for music therapy for people who have Down syndrome, autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities.

The Parks Field of Interest Fund:

$741.13 to Brunswick Railroaders Little League for baseball field sound system repair and speaker replacement.  

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

$62,768.65 to Children’s National Hospital Foundation for lodging and family resource assistance for patients fighting childhood cancer. 

  $33,087.00 to Frederick Health Hospice for Camp Jamie.

The Performing Arts Field of Interest Fund:

$649.94 to Chords of Courage for an Intergenerational Cyber Songwriting Studio for Frederick County residents.

The Persons with Disabilities Field of Interest Fund:

            $982.91 to YMCA of Frederick County for the Kids Unlimited Program.

The Pritchett Family Foundation Fund:

$1,162.68 to Family Partnership for the Child and Family Learning Project.

$1,162.68 to Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) of Frederick County for the 2021 New Horizons Academy.

  $750.00 to YMCA of Frederick County for the Kids Unlimited Program.

The Phil and Erika Rauh Fund:

            $2,500.00 to City Youth Matrix for program expansion.

            $2,000.00 to Family Partnership for the Children’s Growth and Development Project.

 $1,826.06 to Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership (SHIP) of Frederick County for the 2021 New Horizons  Academy.

The Recreation Field of Interest Fund:

            $567.38 to YMCA of Frederick County for the Y Running Club.

The Remsberg Family Fund:

$2,626.12 to Crossed Bridges for Frederick County Goes Purple opioid safety and awareness training resources. 

The Rosebud Frederick Senior Support Fund:

$1,000.00 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County Maryland for home repairs for seniors.

The Secret Santa Fund:

            $658.71 to February Star Sanctuary for the Caring for Cats of the Homeless program.

            $658.70 to Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County Maryland for home repairs.

The Alice Jean Stine Fund:

$1,250.00 to Animal Welfare League of Frederick County for a community cat spay/neuter event. 

$500.00 to February Star Sanctuary for its Trap-Neuter-Return/Re-Home (TNRR) program.  

The Paul L. Stine, Jr. Memorial Fund:

            $500.00 to Frederick Friends of our County Animal Shelter for the Project Hope program.

   $500.00 to Madison House Autism Foundation for the Job Readiness Program.

The Paul L. Stine, Sr. Memorial Fund:

            $1,250.00 to Days End Farm Horse Rescue for horse rescue resources.

The Alvin F. Tesmer and John J. Hayes Veterans Memorial Fund:

            $2,000.00 to Mission of Mercy for medical care for veterans.

            $500.00 to Platoon 22 for infrastructure needs for a veteran services center.

The Transportation Field of Interest Fund:

$904.33 to Centro Hispano de Frederick for transportation services for the Años Dorados/Golden Years Program.

The Mildred B. Trevvett Music Education Fund:

$873.32 to The Frederick Children’s Chorus for professional development for music educators.

The Visual Arts Field of Interest Fund:

  $687.45 to YMCA of Frederick County for YMCA Arts Center scholarships.

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

            $2,900.00 to Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program for rental assistance.

The Libby Hough Van Winkle Children’s Fund

            $1,615.39 to YMCA of Frederick County for the Kids Unlimited Program.

The Florence Zahler Memorial Cancer Support Fund:

$3,000.00 to Asian American Center of Frederick for support services for individuals and families impacted by cancer.

$1,034.00 to Frederick County Infants and Toddlers Program for rental assistance for a family impacted by cancer.

Community Foundation unrestricted funds that are allocated by the Community Foundation Grants Committee, according to the donors’ instructions, provided the following grants:

  $4,219.21 to AARCH for museum management software renewal.

$2,500.00 to Centro Hispano de Frederick for the Entre Mujeres Self-Sufficiency Program for Limited English Proficiency (LEP) young mothers and children.

$10,000.00 to Centro Hispano de Frederick for Latino/LEP Basic Needs Program support. 

  $12,500.00 to City Youth Matrix for program expansion.

$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.

$1,000.00 to Frederick Rescue Mission for drug testing supplies for the Changed Life Recovery Program.

$8,000.00 to Heartly House for service coordination expansion.

$7,500.00 to Housing Authority of the City of Frederick for expanding access to childcare.

$4,000.00 to Literacy Council of Frederick County for learning materials to meet adult literacy needs of families with children.

$3,200.00 to Main Street Housing, Inc. for improvements and upgrades to affordable housing units in Frederick County.

$5,000.00 to Maryland Food Bank for the Frederick County Senior Pantry Program.

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

$8,000.00 to Mission of Mercy for medications for those who are uninsured and under-insured.

$1,473.19 to Phoenix Foundation of Maryland for equipment purchases for safety and security.

  $3,650.00 to Thurmont Senior Center for common area seating updates.

 



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