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FREDERICK, MD – January 6, 2021: To support emergency medical services and historic preservation, The Gene and Carolyn King Fund for Mount Airy Emergency Medical Services and The Gene and Carolyn King Pine Grove Chapel Endowment Fund have been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County. These funds become two of the more than 740 component funds of the Community Foundation.
Founded by Mrs. King through her estate provisions, The Gene and Carolyn King Fund for Mount Airy Emergency Medical Services was created to support Mount Airy Volunteer Fire Department for training, equipment, and general operating costs for providing emergency medical services, but not for general fire protection.
The Gene and Carolyn King Pine Grove Chapel Endowment Fund, also founded by Mrs. King through her estate provisions, was established to support Pine Grove Cemetery in Mount Airy for restoration, maintenance, and upkeep of the historic chapel.
Mr. and Mrs. King cared deeply about these causes and the two funds in their name will provide important support services for generations to come.
FREDERICK, MD – July 23, 2021: The Larry and Shirley Silbernagel Endowment Fund and The F. Lawrence Silbernagel, Jr., Trustee’s Administrative Endowment Fund have been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and become two of its more than 740 component funds.
Founded through Mr. Silbernagel’s charitable remainder trust, the purpose of The Larry and Shirley Silbernagel Endowment Fund is to provide grants in support of Calvary United Methodist Church.
The F. Lawrence Silbernagel, Jr., Trustee’s Administrative Endowment Fund was also founded through Mr. Silbernagel’s charitable remainder trust. Its purpose is to support the Community Foundation’s operating budget and initiatives.
Mr. Silbernagel served on the Community Foundation’s board of trustees and believed in giving back to his community through active involvement in numerous organizations. Thanks to his generosity, the two funds in his name will provide vital support to the Community Foundation and Calvary United Methodist Church.
FREDERICK, MD – February 14, 2020: To support students pursuing their post-secondary educational goals, The Harold Glen and Audrey G. Benson Trumpower Foundation Scholarship Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County. It becomes one of more than its 720 component funds.
Founded by the Trumpower Foundation, the fund’s purpose is to provide scholarships to Carroll County, Maryland residents. The scholarships will support students who exceed the maximum income threshold for government financial aid programs but who still have financial need or lack resources to pay for their education. Scholarships will not replace financial aid packages provided by the government or private sources but will add to or compliment other financial aid sources.
The scholarships are intended to include two-and four-year colleges and trade and technical schools, as well as non-credit certificate programs. These programs include but aren’t limited to assisted living manager, cybersecurity, certified clinical medical assistant, dental assistant, and emergency medical technician, among other areas of study. Preference will be given to students who previously received the scholarship after the first year for up to an additional three years of financial support for a maximum total support of four years, pending the student maintains a 2.0 grade point average or higher and continues to meet the scholarship requirements. For more information, visit www.FrederickCountyGives.org/Trumpower.
The Trumpower Foundation’s primary mission is to provide scholarships and promote other educational and charitable purposes for residents of Carroll County. Mr. and Mrs. Trumpower cared deeply about education, and Mrs. Trumpower lived in Carroll County for most of her life. The scholarship was created to provide ample opportunities to Carroll County students to follow their educational and career aspirations.
FREDERICK, MD – May 25, 2022: The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs shelters will be supported by two newly established funds at The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Opened in 2002, the Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter is one of Frederick County’s largest shelters, offering homeless adults a safe place to sleep, shower, and receive laundry assistance. The shelter staff work compassionately with these individuals to become self-sufficient. A separate facility, Emergency Family Shelter will be supported by the second fund, created through Carole J. Benson’s estate provisions to continue the mission of providing temporary housing and services to residents who face homelessness. Ms. Benson was a longtime supporter of the Religious Coalition, and her legacy of helping others will be carried out through the fund for years to come.
FREDERICK, MD – August 5, 2020: To support the community’s greatest needs, The Gordon and Teresa Cooley Unrestricted Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and becomes one of its more than 720 component funds.
Founded by Gordon M. and Teresa Warfield Cooley, the fund’s purpose is to support Frederick County nonprofit organizations at the discretion of the Community Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Mr. and Mrs. Cooley are deeply involved in the Frederick County community and care about its future success. By establishing their fund with the Community Foundation, they are helping to ensure that local nonprofit organizations will receive support well into the future. The fund will support the Community Foundation’s strategic grantmaking as part of its Forever Frederick County campaign. The campaign is creating funds to provide strategic grants to address Frederick County’s most pressing needs for generations to come.
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.
FREDERICK, MD – March 1, 2021: To support Frederick’s frontline workers and downtown restaurants during the pandemic, The Feeding Frederick’s Frontline Fund has been established with The Community Foundation of Frederick County and becomes one of its more than 740 component funds.
Founded by Downtown Frederick Partnership, the fund’s purpose is to supply free meals for Frederick’s frontline workers while also supporting Downtown Frederick’s restaurant community. Grants from the fund will purchase meals from local restaurants for health care workers, emergency workers, shelter providers, and other government or nonprofit workers who are working with COVID patients or persons at high risk of COVID.
Downtown Frederick Partnership worked with the Community Foundation to establish the fund to provide vital support to the community as the pandemic continues to have lasting health and economic impacts in Frederick County. Washington Gas also provided support to help launch the initiative.
“The Partnership is excited to work with the Community Foundation to show our restaurants and frontline workers how much their hard work over the last year is appreciated. We are looking forward to giving the community another way to pay it forward and support each other as this pandemic continues,” said Kara Norman, Executive Director for Downtown Frederick Partnership.
Those wishing to donate to the fund may do so through a secure site at www.FrederickCountyGives.org/Frontline, or by mailing a check to The Community Foundation of Frederick County, 312 East Church Street, Frederick, MD 21701, with “Feeding Frederick’s Frontline Fund” noted in the memo line. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
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