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Giving Back Through Forever Frederick County

Giving Back Through Forever Frederick County

Among the people qualified to speak to the difference The Community Foundation of Frederick County has made to this community are James and Tamara Shoemaker, of Frederick.
The Challenging, Rewarding World of Grantmaking

The Challenging, Rewarding World of Grantmaking

Grantmaking is a large part of the Community Foundation’s role. In FY2019 (July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019), $5 million was invested into our community through grants to local nonprofits, and other organizations such as civic and faith-based groups.
2019 Wertheimer Honoress

2019 Wertheimer Honoress

We are pleased to announce the 2019 Wertheimer Fellows for Excellence in Volunteerism who will be honored on November 21, 2019, at our 33rd Annual Report to the Community.
A Gift That Keeps on Giving

A Gift That Keeps on Giving

John and Carol Ford are pleased to have left behind something that will benefit the community where they spent half their lives: an endowment fund that bears their name at The Community Foundation of Frederick County.
Charles and Mary Ellen Main's Legacy

Charles and Mary Ellen Main's Legacy

In 1998, the Community Foundation announced the creation of The Charles Thomas and Mary Ellen Main Scholarship Fund. The fund was made possible through bequests from Mr. and Mrs. Main; their wills instructed us to provide financial assistance for educational purposes to deserving children and young adults with financial need.
Black Philanthropy Month

Black Philanthropy Month

Black Philanthropy Month was created in August 2011 by Dr. Jackie Bouvier-Copeland and the Pan-African Women’s Philanthropy Network. It is a global celebration of African-descent giving and is recognized by the United Nations as part of its Declaration of 2011 as the International Year for People of African descent. Its goal is universal: to promote the power of giving to transform lives.
Women Empowering Women

Women Empowering Women

Community spirit abounds in Frederick County. This is a place where volunteerism and generosity are front and center, and our community benefits greatly from these gifts. The Women’s Giving Circle of Frederick County has all these components plus one more: a passion for improving self-sufficiency for women and those who depend on them.
Bringing Smiles to Many Faces

Bringing Smiles to Many Faces

Christmas in July has become a popular marketing theme in recent years. Store promotions, Hallmark Channel’s run of holiday movies throughout the month, and other deals and incentives to buy for the holidays now.
Funds That Help Preserve Our History

Funds That Help Preserve Our History

July 4th has come and gone again, and we celebrated our country’s independence.
Scholarship Impact, Big Results

Scholarship Impact, Big Results

Each year, the Community Foundation presents hundreds of post-secondary scholarships to deserving students who are working towards degrees or certifications and training that will provide the skills necessary to be productive, successful adults.

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